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My girls take piano lessons every week but with the current COVID crisis, the music school is offering online piano lessons via Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. I am a little skeptical this method will be effective. What are your thoughts?
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My daughter is taking her guitar lessons through Google Meet. Guess we all trial and error it? Not sure how effective it will be but who knows. Kids are smart!
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Obviously I'd prefer in person lessons but online is a good alternative. My kids have done it before with their teacher (my MIL). I guess it depends on how much you're paying for lessons though too.
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Obviously I'd prefer in person lessons but online is a good alternative. My kids have done it before with their teacher (my MIL). I guess it depends on how much you're paying for lessons though too.
I can say for my daughter, it's part of her music requirement for graduation. We don't pay for it, so I'm not too concerned. I am a little concerned how they anticipate doing a concert towards the end of the year, with all of the "meeting" together and playing for one another with their families
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I'd say give it a try if your girls can play their instrument at home. My daughter is a percussionist, so she plays a wide variety of sometimes huge instruments. She can't take any of that home, so I'm not sure where she will be after all this is done.
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My daughter is taking her guitar lessons through Google Meet. Guess we all trial and error it? Not sure how effective it will be but who knows. Kids are smart!
Thanks, Wendy. You're right, I'm willing to give it a try. If we find it to be more challenging, we will wait until it's safe again to do face to face.
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Obviously I'd prefer in person lessons but online is a good alternative. My kids have done it before with their teacher (my MIL). I guess it depends on how much you're paying for lessons though too.
I'm with you. Definitely prefer in person. My older one is not too thrilled about it but I'm glad she's willing to give it a shot.
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I'd say give it a try if your girls can play their instrument at home. My daughter is a percussionist, so she plays a wide variety of sometimes huge instruments. She can't take any of that home, so I'm not sure where she will be after all this is done.
Yes, we'll try it and hope it works out! Thank you and good luck to your daughter.
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I have a friend who gives piano lessons and has switched to using some sort of video casting app (can't remember which) as a way to continue that while practicing the social distancing. She has been doing it a couple of weeks now- she lives in Europe currently - and says it has worked pretty well, better than she expected. She said she had planned to have the students point their device at the keyboard from the side so she can see their hands during the lesson when she was first trying to figure out how it would work.
Hope you give it a try and that it goes OK!
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