FAQ

FAQ2020-11-20T14:26:31-06:00

eNovativePiano Basics

What equipment does my classroom need to use eNovativePiano?2020-06-29T19:25:34-05:00

The minimum requirements are internet access and one computer with a projection system. Of course, it would be advantageous for each keyboard station to have a computer, laptop, or tablet, so that all the materials could be accessed during class time by each student, allowing for more independent work. We also recommend a classroom printer, but this is completely optional.

Does my digital keyboard need to be interfaced with my computer to use the eNovativePiano website?2020-06-29T19:24:59-05:00

No. eNovativePiano materials interact with students, not with keyboards! There is no need to have a keyboard connected to the computer to benefit from the materials.

Can I use eNovativePiano on my mobile device?2020-06-29T19:23:50-05:00

Yes! eNovativePiano is compatible with your Apple or Android mobile device.

Can I use eNovativePiano with an acoustic piano?2020-06-29T19:29:18-05:00

Certainly! As explained above, eNovativePiano materials do not require synchronization with a keyboard.

Why do I need an internet connection?2020-06-29T19:23:20-05:00

eNovativePiano is a web site. Although most materials can be downloaded and printed to make practicing easier, the multimedia curriculum and materials must be accessed online.

Do I need a special browser or media player to access eNovativePiano on the web?2020-06-29T19:22:23-05:00

eNovativePiano is compatible with most popular browers such as Firefox and Chrome. However, on some browers you may need to enable the Adobe Flash Player within the browser. (see item below)

Do I need special software to view or print materials from the eNovativePiano site?2020-06-29T19:21:47-05:00

All repertoire, worksheets, and drills are available in PDF format and may be downloaded from eNovativePiano. You will need a PDF reader such as the free Adobe Reader to view these. Look for the “Print” icon on any web page to indicate that a file may be downloaded.

eNovativePiano Features

Why do some of my Workbooks show as ‘inactive’ or ‘in process?’2020-11-20T13:27:47-06:00

An ‘inactive’ Workbook is one in which the Workbook’s start and end dates are not current. When a Workbook is ‘inactive,’ it is not visible to students.

An ‘in -process’ Workbook is one that includes lessons that have not been assigned a due date. These are referred to as ‘unscheduled’ lessons. An ‘in process’ Workbook is visible to students, but they won’t see the unscheduled lessons until you have assigned them a due date.

Can I track my student’s progress on eNovativePiano?2020-11-20T13:34:27-06:00

On eNovativePiano, there are two types of student tracking options. 

  1. You can track your students’ self-reported progress on any lesson that you have included on a Checklist. 
  2. Students can log their practice on any assignment. These logs are available to both student and teacher. 

View Tutorials: Section III. Exploring eNovativePiano Features

  • Tracking Student Progress: Practice Logs
  • Tracking Student Progress: Creating and Managing Checklists
What is the easiest way to view student progress?2020-11-20T13:19:28-06:00

From the “Recent Workbooks” section of your dashboard, you can quickly view students checklist progress by selecting the checkmark icon. Selecting the clock icon will allow you to view their practice logs.

Troubleshooting

Workbook assignments with due dates that have passed have disappeared? How can I get these back?2020-11-20T14:34:28-06:00

eNovativePiano organizes Workbook assignments by due date, with pinned assignments at the top followed by upcoming dates appearing in chronological order with an orange banner. When a due date passes, that date rotates to the bottom of the list, but in reverse chronological order so users can see the most recently passed dates without excessive scrolling. The banner is now red.

View Tutorials: Section IV. Teaching with eNovativePiano

Understanding the Workbook Calendar

Why don’t the MusicTheory.Net pages load in my browser?2020-11-20T14:18:42-06:00

If these exercises aren’t loading, try enabling “third-party cookies” in your browser settings.
View this link to learn how to change your cookie settings in Chrome.

Sometimes the videos don’t play properly. I can only hear the audio, but I can’t see the video. What can I do?2020-11-20T14:19:49-06:00

Some browsers may require you to enable the Adobe Flash Player within the browser. Follow the instructions for your browser below. Remember to clear your cache after changing the settings.

Select your browser below to learn how to enable Flash:

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What Teachers are Saying about eNovativePiano

Immediately Noticed the Difference

“At the beginning of each semester, I immediately noticed the difference between using a regular book and using eNovativePiano. The students are able to have practice sessions that are more productive because of the video clips. Their hand position has been so much better because of the visual reminders. Their rhythm has also greatly improved. I have loved using eNovativePiano. Thank you so much for putting the program together and allowing the rest of us to use it in our classrooms, as well!”

Dr. Margaret Perry, University of the Pacific

Develops All the Senses

“I’ve been using eNovativePiano as the primary curriculum for our music major piano classes this fall. The approach is thought out very well. It develops all the senses – aural, visual, tactile – for musical fluency at the keyboard. Having the videos and audio exercises available for the students, both in and out of the classroom via internet, is a plus as well. I would strongly encourage any teacher or student to consider using it in their lessons.”

Dr. Christy Vogt Corley, McNeese State University, LA

Increased Proficiency Completion Rates

“We really enjoyed using eNovativePiano this year. Our proficiency completion rates went up an average of 11% this year, up from previous years, and the sight-reading category in particular was much improved. We will definitely use it next year. Just let us know what it takes to make that happen, and we’ll do it!”

Dr. Jonathan Reed, Warner University, FL

Flexible & Convenient

“Students like the flexibility that allows them to move at their own pace, whether pushing forward to new material or, if necessary, repeating portions already covered. They especially enjoy the convenience of the program. They don’t have to bring a book to class, and they can do many of the activities away from the piano. They’ve even told me they can “practice” some of the exercises on their cell phones – without the piano OR computer!”

Dr. La Wanda Blakeney, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Excellent Tutorial Videos

“An excellent concise format for introducing and reinforcing pattern reading through practice drills and manageable repertoire pieces. Great inclusion of harmonization and improvisation exercises. The website stresses the keyboard skills needed for most instrumentalists and provides an excellent tutorial videos for students to practice outside of class time.”

Dr. Rose Grace, Bethune-Cookman University, FL

Refreshing & Much More Interesting

“. . . compared to the textbook which I have used for the last umpteen years, I found it refreshing and much more interesting. Thanks again for creating such a wonderful, rich resource for class piano.”

Dr. Norma Brunner, Gordon College, MA

Amazing Results

“I teach 3rd-5th grade piano at an arts and technology school in a 16-keyboard lab setting without any assistance. eNovativePiano has brought ease and amazing results to a job that was nearly impossible and equally frustrating. This wonderful resource has helped me reach the goals that I have set for myself and for my students.”

Courtney Oubre, NCTM, J.W. James Arts and Technology Elementary School, Lafayette Parish, LA

Invaluable

“There is so much emphasis on proper technique – that’s invaluable. To hear the pieces being played and to see them being played, help you with the positioning of your hand and fingering. It so much better to have audio and video assist you.”

Blake Pujol, Sophomore Guitar Major in Jazz Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Absolutely Love eNovativePiano

“After using eNovativePiano this year, I would not want to use anything else. I absolutely love eNovativePiano — I actually looked forward to my 8:00am piano classes this year! I think my class piano students achieved a much higher level of fluency using eNovativePiano and I’m especially pleased with the improvement in score reading and in sight reading. The harmonizations were great fun because of the wonderful sound files.”

Dr. Diana Belland, Northern Kentucky University

I LOVE Your Curriculum!

“I am officially 6 weeks in and I LOVE your curriculum. I have never had so many beginning adults students in class piano play with loose wrists, read notes with ease and have such solid rhythmic foundation.”

Amy Grinsteiner, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University

Can Tailor to Individual Students

“eNovativePiano has been a huge success here. The kids are working at all different levels and improving their skills, and when I was observed, my administrator was extremely impressed with the varied activities and how each student can truly work at their own pace. I think Grandview will be working with you guys for many years to come!”

Teresa Newman, Grandview High School

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