Video Monitoring in the Piano Studio


Piano teachers still rely extensively on visual observation of posture and gestures to help their students improve their performance. Experts in piano pedagogy recognize a need for the close monitoring of upper-body movement and overall posture in piano playing. Video monitoring assists piano teachers and students in evaluating performance, either in real-time through instant video replay, or in post-analysis through DVD or mini DV recordings. Research and development in the field of Video-Mediated Learning is essential to the use of audio-visual technology in a studio setting or distance teaching.


Martin Brooks
Computational Video National Research Council of Canada

Gilles Comeau
Music, University of Ottawa

John Spence
Applications Technologies Communications Research Centre of Canada