Effective Teaching Piano Lessons to Kids and Teenagers Virtually During the Pandemic: A Reflection on Teaching and Learning Strategies (Abstract)

Ka Lei Au

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We are experiencing an unexpected pandemic in the globe in the past 2 years, education has been highly affected by the uncertainty. With the outstanding development of information technology, the world has moved a significant step in many different fields, especially education where as the mode of teaching is emerged. Virtual classrooms have been widely introduced as a mode of teaching in almost all areas of education. Researches have been performed focusing on classroom education, however, there are a few resources on the applied music lessons. Effective applied lessons are believed to be taught with in person interaction, however, it is quite challenging for both teacher and student to adapting to a new mode of teaching, especially to young kids and teenagers, as a result, solutions are needed to be developed to cater this situation. In this study, a self-reflective analysis of 8 students aged 7 to 14 who are taking virtual piano lessons for 6 months is used to explore the challenges and strategies from three aspects, 1) Teacher-student-parent relationship, 2) limitations and solutions of successful teaching, 3) instruction delivery. The study is an endeavor to explore the effective practices of teaching and learning from virtual applied lessons and its benefits for piano teachers and students and hope to expand the possibility of teaching without distance barriers. Some unique advantages that particularly reflect on virtual teaching are discussed. To conclude, virtual lessons can also be significant compared to in-person lessons. The possibility of virtual lessons and classrooms should not be underestimated, and this study will also serve as a reference for piano teachers who are planning to provide virtual piano lessons or seeking for improvement in their virtual teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 4th World Conference on Child and Youth 2022
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
EditorsSiri Hettige
PublisherThe International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9786245746200
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2022
EventThe 4th World Conference on Children and Youth 2022: The Pandemic, Climate Change and Adaptation to a World in Transition: Challenges for Children and Youth - , Sri Lanka
Duration: 7 Jul 20228 Jul 2022


ConferenceThe 4th World Conference on Children and Youth 2022
Abbreviated titleCCY 2022
Country/TerritorySri Lanka
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User-Defined Keywords

  • piano pedagogy
  • pandemic
  • teaching and learning strategies
  • effective practices


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