Before I started touring with the Killers for the second time, I taught private guitar lessons in Salt Lake City, Utah in my spare time from 2009 to 2012 and enjoyed it a lot. However, I had to stop giving lessons, which I taught in-person at students’ homes, due to the obvious problem of being gone all the time. Still, some of my students wanted to continue with guitar lessons regardless of my touring schedule, so we started conducting our lessons via Skype, a practice that we have continued to this day.
After watching a TED talk on using video to flip the classroom and reinvent education last month, I decided to upgrade the quality of my lessons by making video recordings of the Skype conversations and emailing video links to students, allowing them to review the examples covered in the lesson as many times as needed until they get it right.
While I was not surprised by students improving after having a chance to study the lesson videos, I was surprised—and excited—to observe just how quickly students improved by simply reviewing the video that their own pace. With this simple development, I would like to expand my teaching schedule and accept more students for guitar lessons.
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