In our final blog post before Christmas, Andrea and I thought it might be enjoyable for piano teachers to share their funniest Zoom teaching moments from 2020 on the Teach Piano Today Blog.
When we first started Teach Piano Today and WunderKeys more than a decade ago, there was a general sense in the music community that piano lessons were becoming less and less popular as kids left to play guitar, drums, dance, or football.
Well, that era is gone.
The last 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way teachers deliver piano lessons and the public’s perception has done a complete 180!
And it’s all because of teachers like you 🙂
Nothing illustrated this more beautifully than when piano teachers were forced to move online. Where other industries struggled to make the shift, piano teachers hopped onto Zoom and started teaching like they’d been doing it all their lives.
Every one of you was heroic! You did what you had to do because that is what self-employed piano teachers have to do to survive.
And while the switch to Zoom came with a lot of work, it also initiated some of the funnier moments many of us have had in our careers.
So, today we invite you to please share your funniest Zoom moments in the comments section of the Teach Piano Today Blog.
From a vacuum accident to a student stuck under a bed, we have a few already posted that will bring you some smiles and giggles as you kick back, relax, and enjoy the holidays.
To share your comment, find the “Leave A Comment” section at the bottom of today’s post.
Some Funny Moments To Get You Started
Funny Zoom teaching moments are posted regularly on the WunderKeys Facebook Groups. Here are just a few that teachers have shared over the past months. (Don’t forget to post your funny moment below!)
Stuck Under The Bed
I had a student who was so done with Zoom lessons. So before his brother finished his piano lesson and it was his turn, he hid under his brother’s bed.
When it was his turn, Mom went to find him. He tried to jump out and scare his Mom but got stuck. I, on the Zoom screen, could hear crying and quite the commotion, and Mom saying something like, “Well, why did you go under there?”
More crying… then laughing… then big brother appeared back on the screen. “Mrs. [Teacher], my mom says we are done for today because my brother is stuck under my bed and she has to take the bed apart.”
Oh my goodness! I laughed so hard!
We were learning about dynamics (only soft and loud) and I demonstrated how it should be played. When I told my 8-year-old student it was his turn, he simply turned the piano’s volume button up and down while playing, instead of playing the actual dynamics. He was being dead serious too! I had such a giggle!
My student this morning said, “Oh, sorry about that sound. Our vacuum ran into our other vacuum.”
I lost it. She then told me they had four vacuums and for some reason, at the moment it was the funniest thing I had ever heard!
I’m Done With You
“Ms. [Teacher], I love you… but I am so done with you and the piano today.” *proceeds to hang up on the zoom call*
Music Tastes Good
“Can you please stop licking your piano?” Said this afternoon during an online lesson!
Okay, Let’s Hear It: Your Funniest Zoom Moments
Post your comment below to share your funniest online teaching moments from 2020.
Here we go… make us laugh!