Using Video in Teaching and Learning. Equipment (Part 1)

You may like to read the first post in this series here. You probably already have some basic equipment in your studio to enable you to start exploring video in you teaching immediately, however for more professional results you may wish to purchase some extras, and there are definitely some pre-requisite purchases for teaching online. How much and what type of equipment you need will depend on which aspects of video use in your studio you wish to implement. ​​Let’s start with the basics. Your iPhone or smart phone comes with a built in camera and video camera and can produce some good quality images. IPads and tablets also have built in cameras. Choose the one that you find easier or better

Teaching and Learning the Piano from a Distance

Increased bandwidth, computer speed and technology have combined to make learning online a reality. Students from all over the world connect with great teachers from across the planet in real time. For instance, over the past three years, I have been able to supplement physically being in the US and taking lessons with great practitioners (such as John Bloomfield in New York City) with Skype lessons for the remaining 11 months when I'm not there. I also teach students in Colombia, the UK, Canada and across Australia. Setup Here are the details of my setup: * I have two cameras. I use the inbuilt camera on my laptop which sits to the side of my piano giving the student a "piano teacher's

Using Video in Teaching and Learning. Part 1: Introduction

​​ This is the first of a series of articles on using video technology in the piano teaching studio. Today I’ll start with an overview of how I started incorporating video into my teaching and introduce you to some of the topics that I will discuss in greater detail in subsequent posts. Before you dismiss the idea of creating videos as something that would require too much of an investment, let me reassure you that you can get started in your studio simply by using your existing smart phone or tablet. Of course you can purchase a range of additional equipment to enhance your video making, which I’ll discuss in subsequent posts, but I would highly recommend trying out ideas with your phone or

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