Using Video in Teaching and Learning – making videos accessible to students

This is the fourth installment in a series on using videos in teaching and learning. You can find links to earlier posts here. Once you start making videos in your studio, you will need a way to share them with students. How you do this will depend on a number of factors, including how large the file is and the privacy settings you wish to impose on the video. Small to medium sized files If you created the video on a phone or tablet, the files are usually small enough to email directly to your student. Larger files can be sent via file sharing services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox and Evernote. Save the video in the appropriate folder on your computer or device, then sel

Learning: Linear or Something Else?

The process of learning a skill takes time. The time taken to master the piano, besides the initial decade or so of learning, is invariably a lifelong pursuit. We are gifted with one of the most diverse and wonderful repertoire. Learning, playing and perfecting all that repertoire will take more than one lifetime. ​ ​When it comes to our technique the question is, when is our task of refining/shaping it sufficiently done or completed? Each new piece we learn either offers a completely novel situation or at least a variation of some technical challenge we have encountered before. This is no doubt because we are motivated to look for the next challenge. I am yet to find a pianist who, having f

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