Skype Lesson- in-Progress: It works!

A good “connection” between teacher and student is the first requirement for success at Skyping piano lessons. (I use hard wire, not Wi-Fi)

If a web cam (i.e. Logitech or other) can be positioned to encompass a big, defined view of hands and piano keyboard, it aids visual perception. Conversely, the student can make sure to equip herself with a camera that does the same.

On both sides of the Skype spectrum, computer speeds should be set to max–

Today’s transmission from California to Alaska hummed along without any shutdowns and it was videotaped in segments to assist the student with practicing goals during the week.

(I make it a point to send video Skype supplements to keep up learning momentum from week to week) It’s a valuable asset in the teaching arsenal.

An example follows: (J.C. Bach Prelude in A minor)

LINK

https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/online-piano-lessons-by-webcam-pros-and-cons-videos/

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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