Students not practising… parent’s who don’t really know what they do at home… children who miss scheduled concerts and therefore lack the motivation to practise….
I’ve been recording my students at class, uploading it in my drive and sending a link to the parent.
I use the audio recorder on my phone. The sound quality’s not great but it’s quick and easy to upload, as compared to my phone camera.
- With young beginners, it’s optional – so they can choose when they want to be recorded
- With students who are doing exams, I’ll be recording very small sections of homework, after letting them try it out once, before recording them
- With older students, who are now more responsible for practise – I’m giving them short assignments, which they have to prepare for a recording
The response has been positive, with parents who’ve taken the time to listen to the recordings. Overall, it’s helped motivate students as they love being recorded.
It’s helped especially with teens who don’t practise regularly and are too old for their parents to take the responsibility of getting practise done.
Some students have also started recording small sections of piano class. Here‘s a post from Frances Wilson’s piano studio on recording piano class