On-Line Violin Lessons with Beverly Gilyeart
On-Line Violin Lessons are an effective alternative to studio instruction
Beverly started on-line teaching right at the start of the covid-19 crisis. As she adapted her own teaching style to help her students she discovered new benefits within the on-line learning process. For some students, the camera appeared to help maintain their concentration. Recently, Beverly has recorded “Instructional Practice Videos” to augment the on-line sessions. These video clips are “personalized instructional/play-along recordings,” featuring the music from the session with tempo matching the student’s current skill level. The videos are hosted on Youtube. An example of a recent video is shown below.
On-line violin instruction is the only effective solution we have for now. Once we return to our studios, some on-line lessons may continue as an option. Beverly expects to continue offering on-line lessons for “out-of-range” students and missed lessons due to schedule conflict, illness or travel.
There are many on-line meeting apps on the market, Skype, FaceTime, Life-size, JoinMe, GoToMeeting, etc., however ZOOM is the most popular at the moment. Most important, ZOOM appears to have the best audio control features, essential to making violin music even feasible on a meeting app. See, “Setting Up Your Own Zoom Studio For Violin Lessons” below:
Setting up your computer for violin instruction
During your sessions glance at this little notice once-in-a-while to make sure it reads “Turn off Original Sound.”
(Confusing human factors design, but we can deal with it)
"Learn to play the violin with success...
from the beginning."
Game of Thrones (at home)