Thoughts on Teaching Virtually? (All Teachers)
This is an interesting place I have never ventured to: teaching virtually. Most students are enjoying it because they appreciate the human interaction at such a difficult time. I use WhatsApp because nothing else seemed to work. It is quite a tiring but rewarding time because I have to think of ways to explain then illustrate musical concepts in 30 minutes. I also have to ensure that my students can see my hands on the keys as I play. I also insist on seeing their hand position on the keys. Posture is key and I just keep reminding them to sit up straight. Virtual lessons though, are a bit challenging for those who started lessons less than three months ago. The other students who have had lessons for longer are thriving in the virtual world we have found ourselves in without choice.