As people are aware of the most deadly virus that is transmitted all over the world, yes you heard right we are talking about COVID-19. This virus has not only created havoc but also has brought the world to stand-still.
Governments of various countries have appealed to people to social distance themselves. Many of us are experiencing canceled schools, home quarantine, etc. Thus, in this pandemic situation how can one be productive?
Each and every human has different skill sets. Every human being loves to hear or play music. Many of them love to play the piano. Thus banjig teaching online piano can be a great option during this pandemic situation.
Let’s look into some cool ways of teaching piano lessons online during the pandemic situation
Connecting students through various social media platforms
During the pandemic situation it is physically impossible to be present at the piano classes, thus conducting an online piano lesson through social media platforms can be the best alternative. As each and every human is connected to each other through social media, it makes it easier to conduct such online lessons.
Teachers are connecting their students through various social media platforms such as skype, facetime, google duo, etc. Thus, practicing piano lessons online can give a bit of stability and normalcy to both teachers and students.
Keeping the setup simple and sweet
With the advancement of technology, varieties of ways are available to teach piano lessons online. One of the simplest ways many of the online piano teachers find is by using their smartphone.
While having an online session on a smartphone the only thing you need is a good smartphone and a mic-stand. Generally, you can place your phone on the music rack which enables the student to see your face and follow the instructions. Later to show some music scores you can move your phone’s camera towards it and utilize the other hand to play the keyboard. The tutors can ask the students to place their phones on the music rack as well so that it would ease the tutor to check what the student is playing.
Not all of them use smartphones to learn online piano lessons. Many of the students prefer using alternatives such as tablets or laptops. Thus the person learning from a tablet or laptop requires a webcam and a small music stand or stool. The laptop or tablet can be placed at the end of the keyboard of the piano which would provide a great visual experience for the student as well as the tutor.
Thus while learning online most of the tutors recommend their students to avoid fancy types of equipment by keeping the setup simple and sweet.
Focusing on the quality of teaching
If you are teaching online, you might be surprised by the average sound quality produced when your student plays the piano. Thus, it is important to adjust your expectations and be mindful of the quality of sound production during the session.
Internet speed plays an important role while taking online lessons. The piano teacher shouldn’t bother about the quality of sound, instead, focus on teaching quality instruction to the student and try to make personal interaction with students as much as possible.
Finding an alternative for teaching
If some students find it difficult to have video conferencing lessons due to the unavailability of devices, the alternative way can be done by sharing videos or audio clips via cloud services. The tutor can ask the students to send their video or audio clips of their assigned pieces through voice messages or email services.
Later after hearing the clips, the tutor can give feedback to the students through written, video or audio recording. Recordings can be sent through various channels such as dropbox, google drives, etc. This can be a great alternative for the ones having a bad internet connection as well.
Adjusting to electronic format
During a pandemic situation, it is a better option to maintain a social distance and it is applicable for each and every individual. Thus, physically teaching piano during the COVID is impossible. But this doesn’t stop the tutor to teach their students.
Many of the teachers have started conducting online lessons. Though at first, it feels challenging and uncomfortable to the online format, eventually you will get used to it.