In July of 2020 my father gave me an awesome gift. An iPad pro. This was before pandemic shutdowns and online teaching became my main way of earning my living. I had no idea at the time how much I would come to love and depend on my iPad for just about everything I do musically these days.
Here are the ways I make use of my iPad. I am only including things that I can use on my iPad that don’t require my student to also have an iPad.
This app. allows me to have all of my music in one place. I can organize it by genre, I can tag and label pieces for specific students or special events. The app allows me to make set lists for concerts or gigs.
I can either upload and pdf into the app or I can scan it in with the built-in camera. I can also screen share with my student and write on the music in real time. Highlighting things like accidentals, dynamics, etc. My student and I can go through the score together and add any markings necessary.
Since my website, palomapiano.com features hundreds of pdf files (including method books, scales, solos, classical selections, duets, theory, and much more!) I have everything ready for super easy access. Which for me is a total slam dunk! https://forscore.co/