Sat October 20, 2012
Principal Players From The Philadelphia Orchestra Teaching Students Worldwide Via The Internet
Classical music is a complex art form, and learning an instrument well takes not only talent but many hours, days, and years of lessons and practice. While the talent necessary to play an orchestral instrument hasn’t changed much over the years, today, Internet and video technology are offering new ways of teaching and learning an instrument, with the potential to connect large numbers of students with some of the best musicians in the world.
ArtistWorks Classical Campus launched this fall, offering classical music lessons - expanding an online school that has been teaching in other styles, including rock, folk, and jazz. Its classical teachers include several principal players from The Philadelphia Orchestra. WRTI’s Susan Lewis investigates how virtuoso players are using technology to reach out to a new generation of classical music students.