I am a new adult re-beginner
, and I am considering finding a teacher. However, I think the only time-slot where I could squeeze regular lessons into would be something like 10-11 PM. (Sorry, but during the day, I am busy with my work and my family.)
Obviously, this is way off the usual "business time", and no teacher would be comfortable with me visiting their studio (or apartment) at that late hour, and I would not like to accept any visitors that late, either.
However, when it's 11PM at my home (in Europe, GMT+01), it's 7 AM in Japan, and between 2PM and 5PM in the USA. So, theoretically, given the right technology, it would be possible to have lessons with a teacher in a different time zone, via the Internet.
I am thinking about pointing a camera to my DP, and streaming the video (and the sound from the DP) via the internet, to the teacher, so that he/she can see and hear what I am playing. Meanwhile, we could also chat via some VoIP solution. (Skype or something like that.) I have a reasonably fast network connection, and I can upgrade it, if the bandwidth is not enough.
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I see that the was a a thread
about this on PW about 2 years ago (in 2009), but I am not sure if anybody is actually doing this.
What do you think? Does anybody has any experience with this?
Thank you for your help:
ps. I know I can watch tutorial videos on YouTube; but here, I am talking about real, personal, interactive, one-on-one lessons, where the teacher is giving me real feedback.