AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Rosemary Patterson, iMaria Daddino, iFrancis Eaden, iNeeta Blair, iMichael Charles Messineo, iEdmond Humm, iSteven Ulmen, i

  Home > Music > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Shirley S Kirsten

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Articles
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 640 Titles
· 41 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2007

Shirley S Kirsten, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
North Star (ebook)
by Kim Glassman

“North Star" (ebook version) is about Wayne, who is thrown into prison, for a murder he did not commit, and the prison computer, Janet, who falls in love with Wayne, and ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Craig's Hometown
by Ann Streetman

If you like sweet romance between people old enough to know how love works, this book is for you...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



   Recent articles by
Shirley S Kirsten

• Piano Technique: Playing Scales without bumps or accents
• Climate Control and Pianos: A Conversation with an industry professional
• Scarlatti's music that's within reach of the Intermediate level student
• Playing a Bach Invention: Say what you mean and mean what he said
• J.S. Bach Prelude in C, Seymour Bernstein and I chime in
• Approaching a brand new piece with spirit and emotion
• My Birthday Present to me: A new piano replenishes a loss
• Love the Second Time Around: Seymour, an Introduction
• Piano Technique: Presence of mind and Breathing through scales
• Technology as a valuable piano teaching tool
• A San Francisco Landmark and Musical Reunion
• Multiple SKYPE CALL RECORDER Playback views for Piano Lessons by Skype
           >> View all

Skyping Chopin between CA and OR (with a ten-year old student)
By Shirley S Kirsten   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, July 17, 2011
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


Chopin has no boundaries as demonstrated in this SKYPED lesson in progress

 

Between California and Oregon: Skyping Chopin with a ten-year old student (Video of lesson in progress)

At the cue of a SKYPE musical trademark ring, I tapped the green-colored phone icon and brought a ten-year old, her dad, and a grand piano into view.

A second virtual lesson beamed between California and Oregon officially began!

Featured composition: Chopin’s Waltz in A minor, no. 17, Op. Posthumous.

This time I aimed my camcorder at the iMac screen and kept it there throughout the lesson.

In a pleasant state of satisfaction with this mode of transmission, I continued to believe that improvements in a student’s playing could be made over SKYPE. As proof, right before my eyes I watched a 10-year old phrase more beautifully with a desired singing tone as compared to her first playing that was transmitted by private video.

In the pre-Skype phase of our teacher-student relationship, dad set up a two-way video sharing channel and this provided an opportunity to have the raw playing sample before any teaching occurred, and to zero in on what needed improvement.

This preliminary video exchange process was a vital supplement to the real-time Skyped lessons because it allowed the student to revisit my remedial videos as many times as needed, and likewise, I could follow her progress between Skypes as she incorporated my suggestions into her playing. Dad uploaded additional practice sessions that I could comment on. These samples gave me an in-depth view of the student’s progress over an interval of time.

Having the next Skyped piano lesson follow this intermediary sharing, provided additional reinforcement of points already made.

Here is a sample of today’s virtual lesson in progress:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urH0vSMKwiM

RELATED:

Chopin Waltz in A minor, Op. Posthumous, with Aiden Cat sitting beside me on the piano bench:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5MLPxKFl2c

For further posts related to SKYPE:

http://arioso7.wordpress.com



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!






Annointed by S D

My new 'Single' is out and available for purchase..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Melodies of the Heart by Lena Kovadlo

Get ready to embark on an emotional journey through love, heartbreak, loss and more.....  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.