District of Upper Bavaria: Online platform for music lessons

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    Prof. Jörg Liebold

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    Media and Communication Design

District of Upper Bavaria: Online platform for music lessons
Piano lessons via tablet? Singing lesson via Smartphone?

Design-Students of Macromedia University are developing a concept how music schools can also teach online. The current trigger for the practical project with Matthias Fischer, pop music commissioner of the Upper Bavarian district, James Hurley from the Piu Piano music school and jazz guitarist Max Frankl are contact restrictions due to the Corona pandemic - however, the online platform is planned as a long-term asset for music schools.

Online platform for music and instrumental lessons

"Corona provides the occasion, but ultimately we want a platform that is mature and will be used in the long term. An incredibly practical, digital tool that enables music teachers and students to work together in a goal-oriented manner at any time. In concrete terms, this means that we brief the students with our requirement profiles and they generate a concept of high usability for the various user groups," says Matthias Fischer, pop music commissioner of the Upper Bavaria district, formulating his expectations of the cooperation.

"Together with our project partner and customers, we are developing an online platform for music schools," explain Macromedia students Tanja Heinrich, Johanna Vilsmeier and Alessia Zanotti. The bachelor students are in the fourth semester of their design studies. "The main focus is on functionalities for e-learning and community interaction. The platform will enable individual instrumental lessons at a distance as well as workshops and further education".

Focus on uncomplicated networking and usability

In the meantime, the rough concept for the online platform has been approved by the customer. Now the students are working out the detailed concept: "The cooperation with the young experts from Macromedia University is really developing promisingly. A network for music teachers and students could be created here in a way we have never seen before. This is exciting," says James Hurley, head of the Piu Piano Music School.

And Max Frankl adds: "Not all virtuoso musicians are also virtuosos in handling digital applications. I am therefore delighted to see how well the Macromedia students have familiarized themselves with the characteristics of our user groups and their requirements for the usability of the platform. Hopefully, music students as well as their teachers will enjoy using the platform intuitively.

District of Upper Bavaria: Online platform for music lessons
District of Upper Bavaria: Online platform for music lessons
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