Online mentoring doesn't work at all!
Times are changing. In these days of working from home and remote learning, communicating via video conference is a fantastic alternative to traditional classroom teaching, in which the essential aspects of learning can be conveyed perfectly, and this also applies for music.
What? Even more time in front of the computer?
Of course, having to spend so much of your life looking into a computer screen can get you down. On the other hand, it unlocks many opportunities. In fact, thanks to technological advances, online training can be very effective indeed - it is absolutely feasible. There are, of course, a host of other advantages. Clients no longer have any travel expenses, nor do they have to stay overnight somewhere, and thanks to the additional flexibility, they can easily integrate mentoring sessions into their daily routine and professional lives. Another advantage is that the sessions can be held across different time zones.
I speak here from my own experience
A long-standing client of mine moved with his family from Cologne to Freiburg. The online sessions were simply picked up where they had left off. We continued our programme via Zoom and, in the end, it is actually less stressful, as having to find a place to park the car and to fit in with the family’s many other commitments is no longer necessary.
In addition to this, we are currently faced with the extreme restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Without the internet, we would be unable to carry on working together. Therefore, we are grateful for that.
A good sound
The only compromises we have to make today with internet platforms are when it comes to the quality audio transmission. This largely depends on the hardware used by the mentor and client and, of course, on the quality of the network connection.
Why not invest some of your travelling savings in upgrading your equipment?
The ZOOM platform has proved to be best because you have the option of disabling the computer’s speech optimisation. This means that sound signals are not alienated or shortened - your guitar sounds more natural and is not jerky. If you also use a good external microphone and fairly good speakers, you are well set up. If feedback occurs, using a headset is recommended. And finally, as I already mentioned, you need a good internet connection. Smartphones and tablets are not so desirable. And then we can get down to work.
If everything goes as planned, the sound should also be fine. Not only that, I can also see how you sound. I can follow how you produce the sound with your movements. Pretty good, I’d say.
What we lose in terms of physical proximity, is made up for by visual presence and not being tied to the one place.
Empathy also works online.
I will guide you to your personal musical goals with the WULFIN LIESKE ARTISTIC MENTORING programme. To do so, I will look at you as a whole individual and guide you to new artistic heights.