Teaching at the time of CoronaVirus

During these strange days, we are forced to re-think many of our standards and get out of our comfort zone in countless situations (it sounds odd, given the fact that we are stucked in our home, isn’t it?).

While teaching online through various platforms, I tried to find a different approach to convey my message as a teacher and musician: one of the outcomes is this video I’ve made for a student of mine, to help him practice the “Sarabande” by Francis Poulenc.

It is a wonderful piece, a truly small yet precious gem of our repertoire. It was written by the composer while in New York in March 1960, dedicated to Ida Presti and was published an year after in the Guitar Antology by Ricordi with the revision by José Azpiazu.

As you can see, the video was recorded with 4 different cameras at the same time, trying to give the student an experience as close as possible to the reality, as if he could move freely and change point of view.

I hope you will enjoy this humble attempt and let me ask you: what is your strategy for online teaching these days?

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