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TTTV013: Is this the Future of Piano Teaching? An interview with Hugh Sung.

By Tim Topham | Online Training

Sep 13

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Do you teach students online? Have you been thinking about starting?

Did you know there are actually four ways that you can teach and learn music online and that Skype isn’t necessarily the best option?

In today’s podcast episode, Hugh Sung talks about the innovative methods he uses to teach in this digital age. By reviewing videos that a student has recorded, Hugh is able to notice the tiny details that he may have missed in real-time. This style of teaching where the student and teacher are not working in real-time with each other is called asynchronous pedagogy.

Hugh’s style of teaching allows him to teach students from across the globe, and I think there are elements of his method that we could take on for students sitting in front of us as well.

Is this the future of music pedagogy? Take a listen to today’s podcast and let us know what you think below.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What “asynchronous pedagogy” is and why it’s worth considering
  • How to use video recording effectively in your teaching
  • How to get started teaching online
  • Hugh’s favourite iPad apps
  • Tips for getting found online

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Have you taught online lessons?

How did they go? What did you use? Did you miss not being able to be present with the student? Let us know by leaving your thoughts below.

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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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