The Guided Tour went all right. I think I had two students new to the SCA and two who were not. My "shotgun all the music" approach was... not engaging. I should have cut the songlist in half and encouraged more reflection and talking. Was it really that important to have troubador and trouvere? All three pieces of chant? And so on.
Early Period Music Theory was better. Large class - 12 or so? - and mostly engaged. The feedback was that the class was good, useful and helpful; that musical examples of the modes would have been good; and that the class should properly be 2-4 hours long.
I realized I'm teaching classes way too fast. I'm worried about running out of material, and there's this sense of "I have to tell them ALL THE THINGS because there will never be another chance!" So I cram and cram and cram stuff in. If you're familiar with the topic, it's actually probably a good pace. But for someone coming to it for the first time, it's a firehose.
So the first half the Early Period Music Theory should be its own class: The Gamut. The modes can be a class, padded out with listening examples. Mistress Arianna did an entire class on organum, whilst I tried to cram it all onto one page. She had musical examples, too. There could be a whole class using Guido's Instamatic Melody Generator on various texts and seeing what we get.
I bought a webcam a while ago to make some YouTube videos. Seems like I should actually do that at some point...