Musicology Start-Up Guide

Aug 30 2022 Feature

First time using Musicology?

In this blog learn everything you need to know to start your trial off with confidence and get your students ready for a new platform!

Congratulations on taking the first step towards online freedom!

In this blog you will learn step by step how to become familiar with Musicology so you can teach with confidence.

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Build Student Rooms
Step 3: Get familiar with the platform

Step 1: Register

  • Visit https://portal.musicology.ca
  • Follow the prompts through to checkout
  • Use the teacher code to link your account to the iOS app
  • Sign in with the same authentication on the web app that you used to register (email & password OR Sign in With Apple)

Step 2: Build Student Rooms

  • Log into the Teacher Portal
  • Click on Rooms
  • Fill in the three blanks to create you students rooms
  • Click on their room once it’s made to upload files to it

Step 3:

  • Get familiar with the WEBAPP on Chrome for laptops, desktops or Android.

Step 4:

  • Get familiar with the iOS app for iPad or iPhone (Musicology Online).

Template Letter to send to Parents

Dear (Parent),

I am very excited to share with you the new platform we will be using this year for (your student’s) online piano lessons. It’s called Musicology and it’s an interactive video conferencing platform built specifically for music lessons (this means high quality audio/video that doesn’t cut out.) There are a ton of teaching tools included that I know (your student) will love and that really enhance the online learning experience.

Here is a link to their website for your information: www.musicology.ca

At our next scheduled lesson, please follow these directions. They are the same for each lesson.

If you are on an iPad or iPhone:

  • Make sure your device is updated to at least iOS14
  • Download Musicology Online from the App Store (there is no fee!)
  • Press I’m a Student
  • Enter code ___________

If you are on any other device (Windows, Apple, Android/laptop, phone, desktop, tablet):


Looking forward to seeing you next time!

Your teacher

Tech Checklist to send to students

  • Do a speed test at www.speedtest.net
  • Make sure no one else is online if your package is a basic package
  • Reset your router (push and hold button on side for 10 seconds and release)
  • Close unused tabs or background apps
  • Refresh Chrome
  • Quit and restart Chrome
  • Turn your device off and on again
  • Check for updates for your iOS, OS or Chrome
  • If your router is more than four years old, call your provider for a new one


Student Info Sheet

This video covers everything your student needs to know about using Musicology with helpful visuals!

Topics include:

  • Logging in
  • Settings
  • Features
  • Icons
  • Tech

Tips Please visit www.musicology.ca for the student onboarding blog with a helpful template letter, tech tips and images of the slides presented in this video.

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