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Effective Online Teaching Tools

October 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Who would have thought to teach online? Not me two years ago. Two years ago I protested the idea of skype violin lessons. I had students request them when I was overseas and I didn't make the effort to even try because I wasn't sure about the effectiveness. This last summer my student insisted and I agreed. I also had two other students on the skype lesson bandwagon. I was truly surprised by the results. For me it was absolutely amazing. After the first lesson I was completely convinced that this was and is a very effective and valid form of teaching.

This last week I taught Emilly Thieme her second skype lesson. She loves it because she doesn't have to leave her house. I have had Emilly as a student for at least four years I think. In this last lesson we were talking about Boccherini Minuet and the corresponding scale work. I decided to have her watch my youtube video to remind her of the A Major scale. Before watching the video let's say Emilly was a little rusty but after the video 100% better. Night and day difference. A true testimonial to me the effectiveness of online tools. I tell her the same thing in the same way that is in the video but I think it was more effective for her because it was a youtube video. I was in a different setting - actually a different country when I filmed the video. Whatever the influences it was extremely beneficial for Emilly and in turn for me.

Happy Practicing!!!

Heather Broadbent
www.onlineviolin.net

www.youtube.com/user/heatherkbroadbent

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