ONLINE LESSON GUIDE
Thank you for being one of our awesome CoachArt volunteers! We want you to feel equipped to handle any situation that might come up during your volunteer work. In the past, in-home lessons have typically taken place in-person, but that’s not always convenient — or even possible.
Below are some tips for successful online lessons. Haven’t been matched yet? Log in here to request a student to work with online.
Assigning “Funwork”: You’re encouraged to invite your student to continue (practicing their instrument on their own, trying cooking a recipe again with a guardian, writing their story to discuss at your next virtual lesson) if you think this might be useful and welcome.
Over time your student will probably open up to you, and you will really get to know each other. If a child ever shares anything about their lives that is uncomfortable for you, please let us know. If this does happen, do your best to steer the conversation back to the activity at hand. Keep an open mind and know that your mentorship is just as critical as the skill you’re teaching.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CoachArt recommends that all lessons take place online. However, if a family and a coach would like to meet in-person, we ask that the following guidelines be followed: