There are three times each year that the seasons give me a chance to feel refreshed and invigorated.
- The last week of May after the school year lesson schedule comes to an end and I’m preparing for a lighter summer schedule.
- The middle of August gearing up for Fall lessons to resume (this is the time I feel most refreshed and in order).
- NOW. The turn of the year when I have a chance to reflect and re-consider goals, organization, and life in general.
Many of us, during at least one of these three points in the year, realize it’s time to refresh and reorganize our studios.
January is one of my slower months of the year. It’s cold; there are no holidays, conferences, festivals, or recitals.
It’s the perfect time to rethink how you work including organizing your studio physically and digitally.
Evernote is the perfect program to help independent music teachers in this area. Today I’m going to walk you through the perfect little tool that will be your best friend on the internet and your mobile device for capturing and organizing life – the Evernote Web-Clipper.
Affiliate Disclaimer: Please note that Piano Pantry is part of the Evernote Community affiliate program which simply means I get a very small percentage from Evernote sign-ups (or upgrades) that come via my website. Since I provide free content, this small amount means a lot. Thank you for your support!
If you missed Part 1 (Studio Organization)
In the first video of the series, I walk you through how I set up and utilize Evernote specifically in the music studio. Even if you already use Evernote, I would strongly suggest starting with this video. It’s the longest of the series (just under 20 minutes), but it sets the precedence and gives you an overall visual capture of its functionality and possibility for your studio.
Evernote Part 2: Web Clipper
Today’s post is a short tutorial on the amazing web clipper and how its functions can work for you daily.
I like to call Evernote my “one-stop organization shop.” It’s the place to save all those things you’re not sure where to save.
Let me reiterate, however, that Evernote is not a documents folder. It’s not meant to replace Dropbox, iCloud Drive, or Google Drive. Yes, you can save documents, but its function is more than that.
That’s where today’s video comes in. In this video you will see how to clip and save:
- Web pages
How to Get Web Clipper
On your Mac or PC, you just need to download an extension. You don’t have to do anything on your mobile phone as the installation of the app will engage the mobile clipper.
More Web Clipper Resources
Mac users may find this video useful:
:: The Mystery of the Evernote web clipper (button location)
MORE TO COME!
In my next video, I’ll talk you through Evernote’s different accounts levels and how it’s laid out in a little more detail. I’ll demonstrate its amazing search-ability, show you why I believe tags are a better way to organize than notebooks, and walk through a few integrated apps.
Let me know how it’s going and any questions you may have for upcoming posts/videos by commenting below.
Bonus for Signing Up
If I’ve convinced you that Evernote can change your productivity, then at least try the basic level for FREE! Please know though that I use the Premium subscription and find it’s completely worth the yearly fee.
If you use this link (see affiliate disclosure below) as a new sign-up or to upgrade the subscription you already have, I will give you free access to a shared notebook in Evernote where I have compiled some note templates you may find useful as an independent music teacher including:
- Student Evaluation Form
- Student Information Forms
- What to Include in Your Newsletter
- Action Lists for Conferences and Board Meetings
- Grocery List and To-Do List
Please note that due to processing time, it may take up to a week to grant access to the notebook.
Affiliate Disclosure: Please note that Piano Pantry is part of the Evernote Community affiliate program which simply means I get a very small percentage from Evernote sign-ups (or upgrades) that come via my website (at no extra cost to you). Since I provide free content, this small amount means a lot. Thank you for your support!
Logo Disclosure: The Evernote logo is used under the Evernote Community Leader license from Evernote Corporation.