With the sudden arrival of Covid-19 in March, 2020, piano teachers shifted quickly to virtual instruction while retaining as much learning, quality, and professionalism as possible. Now, many teachers either include, or have completely transitioned to, virtual instruction as an effective teaching setting.
Without the benefit of textbooks, college courses, etc. on this subject due to its recent and sudden nature, I have been pleased to find a wealth of information through online product information and reviews; articles, websites, podcasts, and YouTube posts for music educators; and Zoom interviews with experienced piano teachers. Thus far in my research, several concepts useful for increasing the effectiveness of virtual music lessons have repeatedly surfaced. Because communication and connection remain key music education elements regardless of setting, technology should enhance the learning process, and never get in the way of it. Therefore, starting with simple technology is a wise first step (laptop/iPhone/iPad and online video communication platform); then, adding additional pertinent technology can further enhance virtual instruction, including virtual keyboards, audio mixers for better sound, and webcam for overhead view of the keys
For measurement of the effectiveness of the research, I will self-assess once research is finished using the assessment tool developed by the Music Teachers National Association, under supervision of Dr. Joanna Kim, piano professor. In my experience thus far, my thirty-two piano students have strengthened skills in musicianship, ownership, goal-setting, and engagement. My ultimate goal is to continuously adapt instruction to inevitable world change.
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- Event location
Panel 1: G (Register Here)
- Event date
26 March 2021
- Date submitted
19 July 2022
- Additional information
Dr. Joanna Kim