I know that skype lessons are becoming more popular and more widely used but does anyone have any experiences of them, good or bad? I cannot see how they could be made to work, or why the fees that these tutors ask are so very high. Thoughts please?
I have no personal experience of skype lessons but know that a violin teacher friend uses skype lessons to keep students on track during the holidays. I don't think it is as productive as 'live' lessons but it does the job of keeping the kids on track and stopping bad habits from creeping in.
My son's played duets with mates over Skype, so that side of things is possible - however, there was a bit of a vogue for telemedicine for a while, and that's not so successful, much as it's mooted by the advocates - I would think there might be parallels, possibly?
Advantages would include convenience - you have sound, you have dialogue and you can see. What you can't really do so well is detect nuance of muscle tone etc, or do fine adjustments of posture so easily. The other problem is that sound quality may be offputting.