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#2156113 - 09/23/13 11:38 AM Re: Webcam Music lessons [Re: Alan Lai]
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Alan, thank you for your response. You have pointed out that a teacher's playing will not come out accurately for the student to hear. Does a lesson consist only of a student hearing his teacher play? Is this for imitation of examples? The other part - physical aspects of playing - yes, that is a handicap. But none of this reduces Skype lessons to a group lecture. And here I am speaking from experience.

Let's take "group lecture" verbatim. You have an audience of students, and a professor who talks about things. Does this professor observe each individual student during his lecture? Does he give feedback on what that student is doing? Does he tell that student... and each student ... what to try, and observe, and give feedback? Does he ask the student for feedback? Of course not. It is NOT ANYTHING like a group lecture.

No, students cannot always access a good teacher (or sometimes, any teacher) where they are.

Your "group lecture" designation insults every good teacher who also works via Skype, and who has sought the means of teaching via that medium. In fact, there is a lot of garbage that passes as teaching in traditional studio lessons. The bottom line is always the calibre of the teacher and the sincerity of the student.

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#2156121 - 09/23/13 11:45 AM Re: Webcam Music lessons [Re: Alan Lai]
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Originally Posted By: Alan Lai
Your another point is that it is difficult to find good teachers for baroque flute locally, which is very true since it is not a popular instrument. But the situation is different from piano. You can for sure find adequate piano teachers in every town.



I am not so sure that adequate piano teachers exist in every town.

And finding them requires sorting them out from the large number of hobby piano teachers.

It seems very likely to me that skype lacks some of the advantages of F2F teaching.

It seems very likely to me that quality teaching is hugely important.

I would rather have a superb teacher over skype than a poor teacher in person. Is there a point at which a mediocre teacher in person becomes a better choice than a superb teacher on skype? I'm not sure. I'm inclined to think nothing outweighs the teacher quality parameter.

If you have special requirements you may have no choice. Maybe a pianist with carpal tunnel or neck problems needs that one teacher who has success with this, or a brass player with an upstream embouchure, etc.
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