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Posted 2013-07-26T05:23:04.0Z by Fisch R1,090
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G’day

I am a guitar teacher running the following site http://www.theflamencogypsy.com/ 

I currently teach lessons online using skype. I would like to know if there are any other music teachers out there that are also teaching online lessons, and how you are going about doing it.

My plan is to record each lesson and then post it to a client portal for each individual student. As well as set homework and so forth, they will also be able to post any questions on their page.

Anyone with any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fisch

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  • I do live skype with my students and upload any lessons plans or music they may need for the following week. Because I have a live lesson I can make sure their technique is improving and correct anything that needs correcting.Autumn B 2013-08-03T23:44:50.0Z
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  • Thanks for the comment mate. Where do you upload your lesson plans. I pretty much upload them to my website, on a private page. It seems to work for now but I would love to have an individual wish list for my students. So they could look through a library of songs and techniques and pick out some they really want to work on.Fisch R 2013-08-04T04:19:39.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-07-26T17:16:57.0Z
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JP12,895
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I looked at your site and I'm assuming you need to add the technology that will allow people to signup and access your lessons, is that correct? Are you building the site yourself, or do you have a developer helping you?

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Reply — Posted 2013-07-27T04:45:50.0Z
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Fisch R1,090
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I am designing the site myself. I haven't yet added in a client portal but I'm currently testing a heap of video conferencing programs with a few students. Eventually I plan to have a heap of resources available for general public use. 

I'm interested to see how other music teachers are currently teaching online. 

Cheers Fisch

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Reply — Posted 2013-07-27T14:41:58.0Z
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JP12,895
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I know a lot of people use Skype to video conference, but as far as the client portal stuff, I'm not familiar with any that work really well for hosting videos. Part of the problem is the bandwidth you'll use for videos, which isn't cheap. They also need to be hosted on a CDN to reduce the bandwidth usage and increase performance. It's a fairly complicated thing to put together.

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Reply — Posted 2013-08-01T20:14:00.0Z
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Marty B.1,531
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Howdy!

I teach via Skype, but I have a really simple one-on-one format.

I have MS Word open. As I'm delivering the lesson I type up what the next assignment is. We finish the lesson and I email the hard copy to the student. Since there is periodic latency on Skype connections, I often will switch to the telephone for jamming. :-)

 

Marty B.

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Reply — Posted 2013-08-04T03:45:30.0Z
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Fisch R1,090
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Hey guys. Cheers for the input. 

Basically with videos I plan to host them on youtube. You can host them privately and then just embed the link in wordpress. 

As for a client portal, its just a private area on my site that students can access. All our posts are private and the students can up load pics and video. 

The only drama I have with skype is the echo cancellation which cuts one of us off when we play at the same time. Like you said, I have actually use skype just for video, turned the audio off and then called the student on the phone. Great result but less then ideal business solution. 

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  • What's the latency like over the phone? good enough to play together?Jefe 2013-08-11T16:09:14.0Z
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  • Good to go over the phone. But skype is pretty average cause of that echo cancellation thing it does. Thinking about skype for video and something else for audio. Any ideas, phone would be ideal but expensive.Fisch R 2013-08-12T03:49:38.0Z
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