In the modern world, students and educators cannot always be in the same place at the same time. Audiences are global. When you set up a learning environment with a Disklavier, Internet, and HD video conferencing tools, distances become no more than measurements on a map. Your students graduate and make a musical impact all around the world. Enable that impact within your institution by providing masterclasses from artists across the globe.
Teaching piano using the Yamaha Disklavier has allowed me to connect with musicians I would have otherwise been unable to encounter. To be able to hear the performance of a student who is physically miles away through an acoustic piano, reproduced with perfect accuracy, allows us to communicate with a naturalness so rare in most distance learning technology. The Yamaha Remote Lesson is technology at its most human.
The Disklavier opens a world of possibilities for distance teaching. Imagine hearing a student who is possibly thousands of miles away as if she were in the same room. Imagine playing for a student who can not only hear you as if you were in the same room but can actually see the keys and pedals move. Imagine! Imagination is the key to realizing the full potential of this extraordinary tool.
I make distance teaching a part of my pedagogy classes, and I have students that I only teach via the Disklavier. Using the Disklavier and distance teaching technology has been a wonderful surprise for me and has helped me to grow as an educator.