Piano Lessons Online via Skype and FaceTime
In the light of the current crisis we have introduced piano lessons online via Skype and FaceTime. All you need is a computer, tablet or phone but you could also enhance the audio quality of lessons by obtaining a microphone and loudspeaker which would be an advisable but not absolutely unavoidable course of action. The internet connection is an important component - if possible try to obtain a booster or opt for the fastest speed possible. The teacher is fully equipped for online tuition.
Since starting online tuition with the onset of the pandemic in 2020 it has been extremely surprising to see how well online formats work for instrumental lessons. If you have not tried it - be encouraged!
Here are some preliminary suggestions for USB microphones, some of which would be connectible to iPads with an adapter:
Going higher up:
If you are interested in high-quality professional microphones I would recommend to explore products of the Neumann company among others, here is a book about them:
There are specialised stores (also online) where an extremely versatile variety of different types and quality of auxiliary devices for music making can be found. Here are some of them:
Youtube is an invaluable source for finding video reviews with sound samples of different microphones in comparison.
In terms of suggesting loudspeakers I would only venture as far as listing some brands for mid-range speakers which work well for classical music. High-end speakers would usually be acquired with very specific individualistic ideas in mind without a need for further advice.
- Bowers & Wilkins
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