A free online Whiteboard can come in very handy when you need to write or draw a musical example from scratch during an online, interactive live private music lesson
For those private music lesson teachers that are unfamiliar with what an online whiteboard is and how it can be useful to you, it is simply a blank white space with annotation tools for text, lines and shapes that allows you to write and draw your content in real-time for your students while screen sharing.
After checking out the top five online whiteboards, I settled on using AWW Whiteboard and have been very happy with it. I find it useful and most helpful when I’m trying to illustrate harmonic analysis, custom charts, chord changes during the lesson.
I use the Basic version, which is free and requires no registration. It is perfect for on the spot whiteboarding notes. The basic version can be found at this link:
I just open that page in my browser tab and start whiteboarding with the Basic tools on hand. It works great and allows me to draw almost anything I want with my Wacom tablet pen.
For those online music teachers who want the full-featured version, you can purchase the Premium program. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial. After that there is a monthly fee. You can find out about the robust Premium features at this link:
Here's a link to a video showing how it works with quite a few YouTube videos:
Introduction to this whiteboard program:
This is how you use the toolbar:
How to use the Board menu:
Get yourself a drawing device like a Wacom Tablet (which I will feature in an upcoming Blog post) and you'll find this Whiteboard simple and effective to help your students during the online private lesson.
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