McCoy Marketing L.L.C. © 2017
Terms and Use Return Return
A resource for career musicians
Lessons with Skype
For several years music teachers have increased the amount of students by offering lessons via Skype. Being one of the few teleconferencing plat forms it has two packages, free and gives you a one to one connection and the other is paid around thirty three dollars a month and has eight. The picture lags but is acceptable. We took a survey from instructors and here are the results. 1. For the beginner there were quite a few limitations. The first is making sure the pupil has the proper fingering. Physically being there they can take the students hands and position them properly, make sure they’re breathing correctly for a horn and developing the right technique for drummers. Skype uses the web cam in the computer. Contently moving it to get the right angle from instrument to the sheet is a task. Some have overcome this disadvantage by attaching more cams but you have keep switching in the program which has blank spots and could break the connection. The pupil should have a similar set up. Cams were inexpensive a few years ago as low as $8 in a dollar store and they worked fine. Good video and sound. Now they can run several hundred dollars, limited models and short supply. Audio in general can be hollow like an empty beer can. The same difference when you record from several feet away instead of being close. Investing in an advance studio with several cameras, switcher, monitors and audio mix will start around three thousand dollars. Many instructors have resolved this situation by using a cell phone on a tri-pod. Positioning for optimum angles and sound is easier. 1. For the intermediate and advanced student lessons became easier. At this point they are improving on technique and reading. Instructing on improvisation is suggesting different scales in the case of jazz and rock. The instructor can play a long, use a sequencer and so on. There’s no need for additional cams, just position the laptop for the best angles. For classical instructing on improving with ascents decrescendo and fortissimo is as effective as being there. If they subscribed to the paid package one could give lessons up to seven at a time with interaction like a class room atmosphere and a lot more money. Some give a reduced group rate.
News Letter News Letter
Terms and Use McCoy Marketing L.L.C.  2017 Return Return
he Best International Bands
Lessons with Skype
For several years music teachers have increased the amount of students by offering lessons via Skype. Being one of the few teleconferencing plat forms it has two packages, free and gives you a one to one connection and the other is paid around thirty three dollars a month and has eight. The picture lags but is acceptable. We took a survey from instructors and here are the results. 1. For the beginner there were quite a few limitations. The first is making sure the pupil has the proper fingering. Physically being there they can take the students hands and position them properly, make sure they’re breathing correctly for a horn and developing the right technique for drummers. Skype uses the web cam in the computer. Contently moving it to get the right angle from instrument to the sheet is a task. Some have overcome this disadvantage by attaching more cams but you have keep switching in the program which has blank spots and could break the connection. The pupil should have a similar set up. Cams were inexpensive a few years ago as low as $8 in a dollar store and they worked fine. Good video and sound. Now they can run several hundred dollars, limited models and short supply. Audio in general can be hollow like an empty beer can. The same difference when you record from several feet away instead of being close. Investing in an advance studio with several cameras, switcher, monitors and audio mix will start around three thousand dollars. Many instructors have resolved this situation by using a cell phone on a tri-pod. Positioning for optimum angles and sound is easier. 1. For the intermediate and advanced student lessons became easier. At this point they are improving on technique and reading. Instructing on improvisation is suggesting different scales in the case of jazz and rock. The instructor can play a long, use a sequencer and so on. There’s no need for additional cams, just position the laptop for the best angles. For classical instructing on improving with ascents decrescendo and fortissimo is as effective as being there. If they subscribed to the paid package one could give lessons up to seven at a time with interaction like a class room atmosphere and a lot more money. Some give a reduced group rate.