Modern piano teaching technologies

Zong Ye Yang


The article deals with certain approaches and methods using the latest technology to improve the results of piano teaching. Back in the nineteenth century, some teachers tried to develop special mechanical devices for their students. However, their efforts mostly failed or reduced piano playing to simple mechanical algorithms of the performer without improvising. Currently, two approaches for introducing modern technologies have become apparent in piano teaching: making group lessons more interactive and increasing the scope of individual learning along with gradual withdrawal of the teacher. In recent years, the second method has been applied more often due to the increasing technological autonomy of each person through the use of the Internet and the revolutionary advancements in the field of augmented reality tools. However, a number of new technical solutions are far from being ready for use by educational institutions and individuals; therefore, it currently seems relevant to combine modern technology with conventional music teaching practices.


Piano pedagogy, online learning, computer software, augmented reality, music e-learning

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