Inuit Keyboarding Project
Distance education brings a wealth of knowledge to children living in widespread and remote global communities. The Music Grid, a project of the National Research Council of Canada and Communications Research Centre Canada, was designed to help establish music programs in Canadian communities where music education is limited. Since 2004, the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory has joined the research team and collaborated on a project which involves keyboard lessons via videoconferencing to a young group of children in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Northern Quebec. Erin Parkes, a graduate student of the Music Department at the University of Ottawa, has been using the Yamaha Piano Method for the group lessons.