Am I replacing myself?

February 8, 2008

So I have this great idea (after attending an iPod workshop at Rutgers) of posting my instrumental music lessons online.  This allows the kids that didn’t get it the first time (or, let’s be honest, the 10th time) to access the same material at home. By using a video podcast, the kids can see how to put together their new instrument, how to hold it, place reeds correctly, use the proper fingerings and embouchures, and hear the actual sounds they should be making.However, am I making my time in the classroom obsolete by doing this?  Will I just be taking myself out of the classroom and only teaching via the screen?  What about kids who don’t have internet access at home: will they be at a further disadvantage? Yes, I’m full of questions!