Video Conferencing Music lessons

Posted by in Uncategorized | May 8, 2015

Video Conferencing Professional Development

Delivered to Dubbo 8/5/2015

 

Introduction

 

  • Commenced VC 2003 into Deni teaching 3 students
  • Those 3, Marion (helped in early years studying Amus) Imogen (teaching now) Harry just finished school but is not pursuing music
  • Currently teaching to Young last 3 years (doesn’t matter where I am) 4 adults and 1 youngster. More advanced student now teaching the young one with only me occasionally
  • Now splitting my time in Deni and Wagga, now VC to Moama!!

 

Hardware

 

  • HDX 7000 Polycom systems, leaders in VC hardware. Majority of DEC schools have the same hardware, as do the NSWRCs
  • The unit itself is fairly straightforward, once everything is plugged in just on(blue light) and off (orange light)
  • The handpiece is our biggest tool
  1. Display
  2. Presests
  3. Zoom
  4. Far/Near

 

Broadband

 

  • ADSL vs ADSL2 Importance of upload speed as information is being sent both ways.
  • Speed vs latency
  • Far site limitations

 

DEC and schools VMR

 

  • Point to point VC
  • VMR behind the firewall
  • Multipoint conferencing

 

Pedagogy

  • Dealing with latency as a teacher
  1. Determining the latency
  2. Verbal communication
  3. Playing with students- volume controls
  4. Use of metronomes
  • Dealing with dropouts variable
  • Microphone placement polycom mics/standard mics
  • Music mode is settings
  • Using the connection issues to improve student listening
  • Tuning of instruments
  • Boosting tone/ articulation

 

 

Surmounting Issues. Using to your advantage

 

  • Dealing with a 3 dimensional issue with only 2 at your disposal
  • Lighting (Artificial/natural)
  • Using the cameras self view to focus a students viewpoint
  • Having music that they are playing is pretty important same edition

 

Using humour to support video experience

Clothing of teacher (and student) becoming less of an issue

Room set up

Communication

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