Knee-jerk technology brings the keyboard closer to an Online piano student

I never thought I’d see myself in this posture reaching across the ocean to Greece. Connecting to a student within range of the Parthenon was unimaginable.

logitech on knee

But consider a small, innocuous Logitech cam, model C920HD1080, placed on my knee, (not in the service of a marriage proposal)–but used to unsnarl a tricky Mozart second theme ornament and you have a happy pupil, and praise-giving teacher.

right hand plays logitech knee

Now if my late, beloved mentor, Lillian Freundlich, had gotten wind of my knee-propped telescopic lens as I instructed a student in Kos, an Island of beauty and historical riches, she might have dashed off more than a weak-kneed note of disapproval!

Notwithstanding her discomfort with transmitting piano lessons over SKYPE, she would scornfully gaze down at me from her heavenly cloud.

But would the Greek Gods on Olympus be more forgiving?

They might agree that even Chopin’s music could seep onto the Greek canvas through a web-cam driven exchange. Weren’t piano lessons an Athenian and Spartan undertaking that fed the spirit and primed the muscles?

In an earthly visit, the Gods would hail the Logitech cam as a great assist for students hungering for a bigger-than-life close-up of the keyboard UNIVERSE. In fact, the angles driven by the device were an improvement over LIVE bench presses with awkward body shuffling. (“O.K. Oscar, honey, please move over, so I can demonstrate the trill.”) If Professor Woldanksky was the size of an opera diva, the effort might KNEED a hefty expenditure of energy!

That’s why I always opted for coaching at the second piano while having the MAC Internal cam double on my efforts. (The LIVE student, a distant participant at the primary GRAND piano, would receive an emailed video at the end of the day that BLEW UP our interplay)

Forgive my over-scheduling!

All kidding aside, the knee-jerk technology that embraces the Logitech in SKYPE transmitted piano lessons can be a time-saver.

lh plays rh in air logitech

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
This entry was posted in classissima, classissima.com, Logitech camera, Logitech camera and piano lessons, Mozart Sonata in C Major K. 545 Allegro, piano lessons, piano lessons by Skype, playing piano, Shirley Kirsten, Skype piano lessons, taeching piano by Skype, word press, word press.com, wordpress, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video, you tube.com, yout tube, youtube.com and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Knee-jerk technology brings the keyboard closer to an Online piano student

  1. Pingback: “Shoot Me A Text” « 3kids2cats1divorce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s