JamKazam has developed remarkable new technology that lets musicians play together live in sync with studio quality audio from different locations over the Internet. Now JamKazam has launched an online music lesson marketplace, and we’ve set up a program specifically to partner with secondary education music programs.
Online music lessons offer major advantages to your students, private lesson teachers, and your school's booster program.
Students can take lessons much more conveniently from home, while enjoying studio quality audio and while retaining the ability to play live in sync with their instructor. Students can take lessons from the best teacher vs. settling for someone who lives close by. Parents don't have to leave work early to drive students to and from lessons during rush hour, while carting siblings along to lessons. A 30-minute lesson is just a 30-minute lesson, not a 90-minute expedition. And students can record lessons to refer back to them later.
Teachers can now provide lessons to students nearly anywhere, rather than being constrained to students who live within a 30-minute drive. Teachers don't have to spend as much time driving to schools and to students' homes as they do teaching, so they can travel less, teach more, and earn more. And teachers can provide instruction to students from underserved schools that are located in areas that are more difficult to reach.
Even the booster program benefits, as JamKazam funnels a portion of lesson fees back into the music program booster fund, helping to pay for trips, instrument repairs, and other music program expenses - all without students selling things, and without additional time or effort expended by the music program director.
Some teachers and students have historically tried using Skype to power online lessons, but have found that the lesson experience is significantly diminished. Why? Because Skype and similar apps were built for voice chat – not to deliver online music lessons. This is a major problem. Voice technology processes all audio as if it were a spoken human voice, which makes music sound awful in online sessions – so bad that teachers can’t assess the student’s tone and sometimes even the pitch of what they are playing. These apps also have very high latency – a technical term that means that the student and teacher cannot play together, another important requirement for productive lessons. Since Skype wasn’t built for music, it also lacks many other basic features to support effective lessons, like a metronome, mixers, backing tracks, etc.
At JamKazam, we’ve spent years designing, patenting, and building technology specifically to enable musicians to play online live in sync with studio quality audio. We’ve built a wide variety of critical online music performance features into this platform. And now we’ve built a lesson marketplace on top of this foundation, and crafted a partner program specifically to meet the needs of secondary education music programs. The bottom line is that your students, private lesson teachers, and your music program's booster fund can now all "win" by adopting this amazing new Internet service. And you don't have to do it all at once. You can simply make this available as an option to students and parents who decide this is a good fit for them and will help them.
If this sounds interesting, please click here to visit our school signup page. You can learn more about our online private lesson service and how it can benefit your music program. If you think this may be good for your school, click the Sign Up button on this page (pictured below with arrow).
If you have not ever registered to join the JamKazam service, you will also see boxes to enter your email address and a password above the Sign Up button. When you have signed up, this does not commit you or your school to anything. Someone from JamKazam will reach out to you to have a conversation, answer your questions, and help you decide if this program is a good fit for your school. If it is, we'll be happy to help you move forward to rolling it out. It will take less than an hour of your time, and we can step you through the process very quickly and easily!