Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Video conference music lessons

In this Internet age, it might be possible for, say, a music teacher to give live lessons to students all over the world via video conference. It could also be a very frustrating way to learn, though.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Some people called "FLaT" seem to have proposed a study on the subject.
PPS - However, their entire schedule has passed without apparent action.


littlemissrandom said...

But, then again, if the only oppotunity you have to learn violin from the first chair of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra is via videophone, then you'd take it, despite the frustrations.

Well, I would.

John said...

Very true.

Do you think the high availability would increase or decrease the cost of such a lesson? On the one hand, the costs of getting teacher and student together are vastly reduced, but on the other hand you as a student are now competing for the teacher's attention with every other potential student on the planet. That's a substantial rise in demand, and I understand that tends to raise prices a bit.

Nick said...

I'm no principal with the Boston Phil, but I have been doing fortnightly lessons over msn video for the last 2 years from Scotland to Cambodia and it's going down well. We cover theory, aural training and play along with mp3 accompaniments sent over the web. Despite my own initial reservations I have found very few limitations - it works really well.

John said...

That sounds great! As is quite often the case, my ideas turn out to have already been implemented by someone else.