What to record?
Mid term and end of term assignments (superceded)
Record either the technical projects or three pieces
For pieces, record any three tunes learnt during the term: tune(s) you have learnt/composed outside of lessons, tune(s) you have learnt during lessons by ear (ideally both hands), copying, or reading.
For technical projects, record ALL the technical exercises and for levels 1 to 8, the scales and arpeggios from memory
If you are absent for 2 lessons during half a term, please record 2 tunes.
For intermediate (grade 4 onwards)/advanced students, record at least one tune learnt during the term.
Why record yourself
Simply put, recording yourself playing something is a proven technique to improve your/your child's playing. Discover some of the benefits in the links below. Feel free to search for more articles on the benefits.
Joseph's vision is for a student to be able to listen back to his/her playing from day one of starting lessons until years later, all saved in one place, with private functionality if required and the ability for tutors (and others if desired) to comment on the video. Youtube seems to tick off most of the requirements.
For children, videos should only show the hands of the child unless the parent consents to otherwise
For parents/students who prefer to restrict the viewing of a video, each video should be set to "Unlisted". Otherwise, the video should be set to "Public".
Parents/students are encouraged to share the videos with other parents/students in the Celbridge Piano Whatsapp group as it can be very motivating, inspiring and/or comforting to watch the playing of other students.
Please share the URL of the video with the tutor/Joseph by whatsapp/email. The tutor/Joseph will comment on the assignment that was shared.