Journal article

Zoom and Gloom: The Melbourne Experience of the Perils and Pleasures of the Online Advanced Piano Lesson

Ian Holtham

The Piano Magazine | Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy | Published : 2020


2020 was, for the entire globe, arguably the most devastating year in a century and certainly the worst in the lifetime of most people living. The reaches of the corona-19 virus knew no bounds and the cultural impact is only just being assessed. It was partly for this reason that the article in question was written to serve a number of purposes, all of which carried a core research purpose. First, as witness to the way the pandemic deeply affected the running of Australia’s largest tertiary instrumental teaching and research department, from deployment of student instruments to managerial impacts and consequent restructure. Second, from the perspective of curriculum modification, including a..

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