A Technology Filled Lesson
This evening I taught a lesson to student preparing for an audition.
So I had my digital video recorder setup. First we taped his scales and excerpts. While he warmed up on the etude I imported the from files from the SD card in iMovie on my MacBook Pro. We then filmed his excerpt, etude and concerto. While the computer imported those files I used my four-track to play the accompaniment to his concerto through a setup of monitor speakers so we could work on rhythm.
We continued to work with the accompaniment while I burned a DVD of the lesson recordings and was able to hand him the DVD at the end of the lesson!
Ahhh – solid use of technology as a real tool rather than just for its own sake.