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SuperFlex Summer Lessons (Message for all students) - Opt-out deadline is June 22nd

  Friday, June 5, 2020 by Robert Leader | Uncategorized

Good morning, JamSchool families:


As we head into July, we recognize that this will not be a typical summer for any of us. Vacation plans and beach days may be put aside as we continue to shelter in place. At JamSchool, we’re expecting a higher than usual summer enrollment so ... 

We are making it really easy for you with the introduction of SuperFlex Summer Lessons, with unlimited makeups in July and August, as long as you follow the same cancelation guidelines and give appropriate notice.

Not only will this keep some consistency in your family routines, but it will help to protect the investment you’ve made into music lessons so far.

In addition, continuing lessons throughout July and August would be helping us out a lot...given the current state of the live music industry, most of our teachers have been affected by a significant loss of income due to canceled shows and music festivals. They’d really love the opportunity to teach their students over the summer. 

By default, lessons will automatically continue unless you pick option 2 and fill out the form.

Preferred Option 1) Continue regular lessons with the flexibility of unlimited makeups in July and August. Cancellations must be done via the online portal with at least 8 hours notice.

Option 2) Cancel lessons for summer by filling out the online form below. We will remove you from the July and August schedule, and book you back in for September. This option must be filled out by June 22nd to allow us enough time to to stop billing for July. 
Please fill out one form per student. Form here>  https://forms.gle/ 3S4uBi5MS5eV9xTj8 



We look forward to a day when we can all rock out together again!

Warm regards,

Robert Leader



How To Set Up Your Skype Lessons

  Friday, March 20, 2020 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Step 1) Download the free Skype app here: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Step 2) Find and copy your Skype Name 

On a phone or tablet:

  • Tap on profile picture - if you don't have a profile pic, click on the circle on the top centre of the page
  • Tap Skype profile
  • Find Skype Name listed and copy it

On a computer:

  • Click the three dots at the top centre of the app window
  • Click settings
  • Copy the Skype Name

         Your Skype name might look something like this:

Eg   live:.cid12auy23kj33fg45



Step 3) Login to your JamSchool student portal here: https://jamschool.mymusicstaff.com/

Click on "Settings" and "My Preferences" in the top right-hand corner of the portal and add your Skype user name to the students' contact info.



IMPORTANT - be sure to add the Skype name to the student profile rather than the parent profile

Here are some other things to consider:

  • Find a good spot in your home, where the student can have a private lesson with no interruptions from any family activity. Be sure they have their instrument, lesson notes, and a good wi-fi connection. Allow your device to use the video and microphone.
  •  Headphones or earbuds with a built in microphone greatly improves audio quality
  • Your teacher will video call you on Skype at your normal lesson time. They will attempt to reach you every three minutes for up to 10 minutes. If you do not answer, it will be marked as a "no show".
  •  If you do not receive a Skype call from your teacher within 5 minutes past your lesson start time, please call the school 519-836-8526


We appreciate that this will be a bit of a learning curve for all of us, and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this storm. This is going to be fun!

Thanks,

JamSchool

COVID-19 - All lessons will be on Skype for the time being

  Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Dear, JamSchool families:


In case you haven't heard, we are temporarily moving all private lessons online, by way of Skype. Your private lesson day and time will remain the same. You will be able to have your lesson from the comfort of your own home. We are not offering in-studio lessons at the moment. This will ensure we are all doing our part to minimize social interaction while keeping some normalcy and fun in our student's days during this challenging and disruptive time.


Skype is very safe easy to use. If you don't currently have a Skype account, you can download the app to any computer, tablet or smartphone, here: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/


How will this work?

1) Get a free Skype account

  • Tap or click on profile picture - if you don't have a profile pic, click on the circle on the top centre of the page
  • Tap or click Skype profile
  • Find Skype Name listed and copy it

         Your skype name should look something like this

Eg   live:.cid12auy23kj


2) Login to your JamSchool student portal here: https://jamschool.mymusicstaff.com/

Click on "Settings" and "My Preferences" in the top right-hand corner of the portal and add your Skype user name to the students' contact info.



IMPORTANT - be sure to add the skype name to the student profile rather than the parent profile

3) Find a good spot in your home, where the student can have a private lesson with no interruptions from any family activity. Be sure they have their instrument, lesson notes, and a good wi-fi connection. Allow your device to use the video and microphone.

4) We strongly advise using headphones or earbuds with a built-in microphone as it greatly improves the audio quality

5) Your teacher will video call you on Skype at your normal lesson time. They will attempt to reach you every three minutes for up to 10 minutes. If you do not answer, it will be marked as a "no show".

6) If you do not receive a Skype call from your teacher within 5 minutes past your lesson start time, please call the school 519-836-8526


We appreciate that this will be a bit of a learning curve for all of us, and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this storm. This is going to be fun!

Thanks,

JamSchool