ERIC Number: EJ860034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Utilizing Internet-Based Videoconferencing for Instrumental Music Lessons
Dammers, Richard J.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v28 n1 p17-24 2009
This exploration of online applied music lessons focused on nine trumpet lessons between Jeremy, a college trumpet professor on the East Coast, and Kate, an eighth-grade trumpet player in the Midwest. These lessons followed an entry-level videoconferencing approach using personal computers, Web cams, and Skype videoconferencing software. These lessons demonstrated that the format was functional on a basic level. Jeremy was able to provide helpful feedback and Kate showed progress. However, the limitations of video delay and limited visual controls presented sufficient challenges so that this format appears to be only a supplement for face-to-face lessons at the current time. In this study some unique features of online lessons are addressed and recommendations are made for future practice.
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Internet, Feedback (Response), Video Technology, Distance Education, Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
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