And by that I mean virtual classroom environments that allow music teachers to schedule lessons and connect on video with the students.
In general, dedicated educational platforms are a better option than Zoom.
About meOnline music teacher at https://www.tunedupclub.com/
Helping other online music teachers at https://tunedupteachers.club/
I have recently turned to course creation to diversify my offering. I combine my tech-savviness and pedagogical knowledge to create meaningful online learning experiences.
I have an undergraduate degree in classical guitar peformance gained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and a postgraduate degree in education gained at Trinity College, Dublin.
So I was looking for a Zoom alternative and I came across https://www.muzie.live/ . In the video I explain why it’s a good alternative for music teachers but there is one feature that got my attention.
Unlimited cloud storage for lesson recordings on the paid plan
As a music teacher, I know how effective videos are when it comes to revising the lesson’s content. Nothing summarise it better than watching the teacher playing a certain part of the piece and connecting visual cues to auditory ones. It certainly works better than a Word doc. But with Zoom, you are limited to one 1GB of cloud storage on the Pro Plan. Just consider that 1 hour HD recording of a lesson would probably occupy 1GB of space on its own. You could of course delete the lesson recording everytime and transfer it on your Google Drive or OneDrive, but then you would have to give the students access to it. Imagine doing that for every single lesson! Luckily, with Muzie your recordings can be accessed by the student as soon as the lesson as ended.
Let’s talk about money. The Zoom Pro plan would cost you $14.99 per month if you pay on a monthly basis and $12.49 per month if you choose the annual subscription. The standard Muzie plan is $10 per month. Now, it’s also true that to teach group lessons and to record them you would have to upgrade to the Pro plan on Muzie, which would cost you $20 per month. The standard plan only allows you to teach and record 1:1 lessons. That said, you would have to pay an extra $40 per month on Zoom to have 100GB of cloud storage.