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Offline quantum

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Online Lesson studio setups
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:48:20 AM »
A few resources I have come across regarding technical setup for online piano lessons:


This one gives three options for setting up your studio.  It demonstrates well a simple one-device setup, as well as what can be achieved with a more involved setup including  dedicated microphones, multi-cams and digital sheet music.




This one is very Mac-centric.  Although I disagree with the presenter that an all Apple setup is essential to achieving the best quality results.  There are many more options available out there that can produce great results.  Nonetheless, if you are an Apple person, you may find useful info here. 


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Re: Online Lesson studio setups
«Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 01:49:47 PM »
In the event the need comes up I presume that music has obtained a individual, an individual shouldn't be hesitant to search the aid of a teacher.   Some times people begin in music believing they just wish to know some of the favourite bits, then it evolves into being a light hobby, and then it evolves into a insatiable desire to know more, and all a sudden one understands one is seriously interested in learning music. 8) 8)

Being a teacher, I presume fire for your own playing and analyzing music has price, irrespective of if a person starts.   This is brought forward in to the vitality needed towards analysis.

Students might require some job, but I actually  believe will frighten away anyone from trying an instructor.  ::)  Students who've studied with many teachers, as is usually true in university analysis, will find that teachers usually disagree on material and also try to"correct" the courses of prior teachers.   It is up to the student to choose which approach is most effective for them.   S O work to a degree happens to students that have education.

Learning can be a item that is fluid and continuous.   Students that start away with courses aren't necessarily better off. 8)

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Re: Online Lesson studio setups
«Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 03:57:36 PM »
In the event the need comes up I presume that music has obtained a individual, an individual shouldn't be hesitant to search the aid of a teacher.   Some times people begin in music believing they just wish to know some of the favourite bits, then it evolves into being a light hobby, and then it evolves into a insatiable desire to know more, and all a sudden one understands one is seriously interested in learning music. 8) 8)

Being a teacher, I presume fire for your own playing and analyzing music has price, irrespective of if a person starts.   This is brought forward in to the vitality needed towards analysis.

Students might require some job, but I actually  believe will frighten away anyone from trying an instructor.  ::)  Students who've studied with many teachers, as is usually true in university analysis, will find that teachers usually disagree on material and also try to"correct" the courses of prior teachers.   It is up to the student to choose which approach is most effective for them.   S O work to a degree happens to students that have education.

Learning can be a item that is fluid and continuous.   Students that start away with courses aren't necessarily better off. 8)

What did you do?  Take what I wrote, put it through Google translate a few times and repost it here as your own words?  It doesn't even relate to this thread topic.

See my post here:
https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=66124.msg697442#msg697442

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Re: Online Lesson studio setups
«Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 06:01:21 PM »
Quantum - wow - I think you're right!  Those are your words, your entire post, turned odd-phrased.

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Re: Online Lesson studio setups
«Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 03:15:29 AM »
Having done over 100+ online lessons over the past weeks I came to some conclusions myself regarding the videos. My set up is so basic, just using my iphone attached to a microphone stand.

I am really glad that in my in person lessons I don't tend to demonstrate how to play something, I always talk my students through it to get the results for themselves rather than parrot any ideas they see from my playing. This has helped immensely with online lessons with my students and students have not noticed too much of a difference in our lesson format. What I have been showing predominantly in the video is information students can write down with me, specifically relating to the work we dealing with. So long they can clearly read everything I write there that is all I need. So for me video has been predominantly for showing what to write down.

I am thankful that I hardly ever need to demonstrate through the video for my students sake. With my decades of experience teaching piano I can tell from the videos what fingers my student use even if I can't actually see their finger play, but this is asking a lot from a student to look at a video of me playing (even if all fingers are clearly seen) and try to determine what to do from that 2d image and latency added on top of that. Even with different angles it is just clumsy and slow I think to try and demonstrate through the video, it is asking the student to use a 2d visual picture to form their technique in a 3d space.

I've found it a little cumbersome to have to write emails for all my students to summarize each lesson and post attachments they require to learn with. However from doing this I noticed a change in some students, the parents have this email they print off each week and it gets noticed. When in person I write in their journal and I am sure there are weeks where students don't open or read it. With sending emails each week summarizing lessons and highlighting all goals for the week I have found some have made more progress than normal. It might have to be a new thing to do that I will add to my normal lessons.

It all has been an interesting experience but I can't wait to get back to in person lessons, technology makes our life easier but so impersonal. Maybe will go back to online lessons when I am an old and frail.
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