Here are a few tips while brainstorming class topics:
- Keep it interactive
What sets us apart from other platforms is interaction. Ask yourself if the topic would be more suitable for a recorded video.
- Attract the largest audience possible
Our student body includes all ages and levels of experience. Consider classes where a variety of students will attend. Although classes can be tailored for a specific group, all students should feel welcome.
- Reflect your personal style
If we all followed the same teaching methodology, Live Studio would have no purpose! This is content created by YOU alone, and your unique specialties will resonate with certain students. Let your personal teaching style and attributes shine through the classes you create.
- Seasonal classes
Schedule classes that might only be relevant for a specific time of the year, or once in a lifetime. Here are a few examples: The Olympics, cultural holidays, the 80th anniversary of your favorite musical, voice acting Star Wars characters.
- Performance focused
Students love to practice their skills in front of others. You could apply a certain genre or theme to your performance classes, or not!
- Cultural classes
Classes focused on the cultural nuances of a particular subject or subcategory give students the opportunity to ask questions they normally would not feel comfortable sharing.
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Examples of popular class events:
Subject: English (ESL)
Class Title: Article Reading and Discussion
Description: Practice your English language skills with real-world media and pop culture exercises! This interactive English class will challenge you to read and discuss blogs and news articles in the English language. Media practice is a proven way to increase your vocabulary while learning about American culture. Students can expect to engage in rewarding conversations while learning unexpected new vocabulary words.
Class Title: Vocal Improvisation: How to Scat Like a Pro
Description: Explore the fun and inspiring world of vocal improvisation, and learn how to create your own unique scat sounds with fresh techniques. Students can expect to learn about the history and culture of vocal improvisation, and how to scat to tell a specific story that matches the emotion and tone of the song. Students will practice scat syllables and will select notes and phrases for a truly original vocal improvisation.
Avoid the following class topics:
Classes with vague objectives
The student should have a general idea of what the class will be about by reading the title alone. For example, "Ukulele Basics" could cover multiple topics that may not interest the student. A better class topic could be "Learn Easy Strumming Patterns" or "Catchy Strumming Patterns for Beginners."
Classes that are too specific
In order to attract the most students to attend, avoid classes focused on a specific topic. If you would like to focus on a specific topic, be sure to include call-to-action words. For example, "Learn the ABCs" can be improved by "Tips to Memorize the ABCs" or "ABC Spelling Exercises"
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