Answering More of Your Questions About the ACADEMY
• How do I join the Academy?
The Academy does not require a membership. Each course is individually priced. You are free to browse each course outline to see if it's right for you. It is open to everybody.
• How long are the courses?
Each course is self-pacing. Each is segmented into lessons. The lesson videos vary in length according to what they are teaching. You may pause any time, then come back later and pick up where you left
• What if I want to continue with the downloads and don't yet feel ready for a course?
The Academy courses are an additional option for your learning experience. We want you to learn however is best for you, so there is no prescribed process in Dianne's approach to teaching.
Her philosophy is that every person is unique so should find the learning process that works best for them. That's why she offers (1) The Quick Tips on YouTube, (2) Her weekend Composing Tips, (3) Individual lesson downloads, (4) Courses
through the Academy, and (4) Livestream workshops. They all work together towards the same goal--to give people learning options.
• What is the difference between a lesson and a course?
A lesson is a single session on a single topic. A course is a collection of lessons, either on a specific or general topic. And add to that a class is a gathering of students taking a course or lesson, whereas a
workshop is a class where ideas or activities are worked out.
• How do I go back to a lesson later if I pause it?
Go back to the Academy, Log In at My Account, then go to Your Profile Page and click on the course you are working on. It will appear right where you left off. Note: Some browsers will keep you logged in. In that case you can
go directly to Your Profile Page without first logging in.
NOTE: We will continue to publish answers to your questions until everybody settles into what the Academy is and how it fits already into Dianne's learning options. Feel free to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will transfer these Q&As to an FAQ option in the Academy's Menu.