How to prepare online Guzheng lesson
Due to the recent pandemic, many schools have suspended in-person classes. At the same time, more and more educational institutions and private teachers have switched to online teaching. The good news is that guzheng can also be learned or taught online.
In fact, I have many years of experience in teaching guzheng online. Originally, I decided to teach online because I wanted to provide a learning opportunity for overseas students. Often it is challenging for these students to find a guzheng teacher in other parts of the world, such as Mauritius and Jamaica.
Some people fear that online learning cannot deliver the same result. While online learning might not suit everyone, working hard and practising frequently can certainly enhance the rate of success. Some of my overseas online students in Canada and Australia have successfully passed the reputable guzheng exams administered by the Central Conservatory of Music. (Note: The CCOM administers exams every year in different parts of the world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia...etc.)
So, for those who are interested in guzhengs, regardless of your age, if you are unable to attend face-to-face classes for whatever reasons, perhaps you may want to try the online learning method.
There are many advantages of online learning. You can take lessons at home at any time comfortably. It eliminates the need for transportation, saving time and costs. Wouldn’t it be great to save the travel time so you can do more guzheng practices or do some other important things?
Of course, online learning has some certain restrictions. You would need to consider things such as internet speed and availability of a computer or tablet.
After-lesson service - After each lesson, I usually record a supplementary video for my online students. The purpose of the video is to reinforce the materials taught during the class, and clarify areas where students find most challenging. Students can then follow the video instructions to practice more at home at their own pace. Students are also welcome to submit their homework to me by video for feedback.
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You can refer below to see how my device is set up. If you have other suggestions, please let me know.---------------------
iPad and iPad Holder
Mobile(horizontal)，Music stand（add a transparent tape to hold the phone) or iPad Holder
Another side (mobile vertical)