Keep Up-To-Date with the Student/Parent Portal
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | parents
The O'Connor Music Studio features fully functional parent/student portals. These are a great way to share information with you, save time, and add value to your lessons.
The student portal provides you with:
- Student’s calendar with upcoming lessons and events
- Student’s repertoire
- Student’s practice log
- Family’s account and invoice information (only visible to parents/adult students)
- Access to your download library and a list of borrowed items
- View student's attendance
- Track student's practice time and leave notes or questions from the practice session
- Add and track their repertoires
- View their email history
- View Mrs. O'Connor's contact information
- Keep up-to-date with studio news
Students can also join and cancel lessons based on the OCMS studio cancellation policy.
Using the student portal is completely optional, but highly recommended.
How do I join the Student Portal?
To join the student portal your teacher will send you your login information. Once received you will be able to access the student portal and all of its features.
How do I cancel a Lesson?
To cancel a scheduled lesson simply click on the lesson or event in your calendar and click “Cancel Attendance”. You can optionally leave your teacher a note about why you are canceling in the provided “Note to Teacher” dialogue box.
How do I register for an Open Lesson Slot?
To register for an Open Lesson Slot click on the event or lesson on the calendar as select “Register”. A dialogue box will appear asking you if you “are you sure you want to register for this Open Slot?” Click “Yes”. If the lesson or event you are trying to register for is a recurring event, choose the dates you would like to attend.
Check your email for information about logging in!
Happy Birthday Barbershop!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | birthday
Read some of my experiences with Barbershop
It was 77 years ago this weekend that 26 men showed up at the Tulsa Club for a night of singing. They’d been invited by “Rupert Hall, Royal Keeper of the Minor Keys” and “O.C. Cash, Third Assistant Temporary Vice Chairman” of the Society for the Preservation and Propagation of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in the United States (sic), who noted:
In this age of Dictators and Government control of everything, about the only privilege guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
in some way supervised and directed, is the art of Barber Shop Quartet singing. Without
we still have the right of “peaceable assembly” which I am advised by competent legal authority includes quartet singing. The writers of this letter have for a long time thought that something should be done to encourage the enjoyment of this last remaining vestige of human liberty. Therefore, we have decided to hold a songfest on the Roof Garden of the Tulsa Club on Monday, April 11, at six-thirty p.m.
Read more: Happy Birthday to…
! | Barbershop HQ.
If composers had Facebook: Bach's profile
Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | composers
He's the master of harmony and counterpoint, he could effortlessly compose an amazing concerto or cantata, but what if Johann Sebastian Bach was on social media?
To celebrate the 333 anniversary of the great composer's birth (it's either today or was March 21, depending on Old Style and New Style dates ), we've imagined what his Facebook page might have looked like.
So sit back and enjoy the Baroque master's status updates and life events in full Instagram, wall-post and emoticon glory.
Click the image below to take a closer look.
Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/bach/guides/bach-facebook-profile/#iKuZjLTM8Yzs2414.99
Happy Piano Day!
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | holiday
Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of like-minded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2018 it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.
The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing
. Piano Day welcomes all kinds of piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction – to join in this
festivities. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!