A Supplement to a Skyped lesson (Chopin Waltz in B minor) Video

It’s invaluable to send videos to SKYPE students between lessons.

1) It fills in some of the gaps associated with long distance transmission where variations in volume and clarity might temporarily interrupt instruction.

2) It’s a summation of what transpired at the lesson along with recommendations to improve practicing and performance.

While some students videotape their lessons over Skype, others ask the teacher to do it.

I record a lesson only with the permission of a pupil, and select portions of video that underscore areas of remediation. In this process, the camera is focused on my hands to maximize student benefit.

Following a lesson to Greece today, I sent an adult pupil a video supplement that explored phrasing and voicing as applied to Chopin’s Waltz in B minor.

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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