COVID has put us more online and forced us to have to learn new technologies, programs, and strategize to come up with innovative ways to teach and perform music online.
At the end of 2020, we realized that there was a great need for virtual music technology education for educators in programs like Logic Pro X & Final Cut Pro. Music teachers who were not permitted to do in-person performances with their students due to the pandemic found themselves struggling to create and assemble online presentations of their students.
They had to collect individual videos of their students performing their part of a song, import those videos (sometimes 50 or more if they have a large ensemble like a concert band or orchestra) from a hard drive or cloud service, edit them, sync them up, make sure it sounds "good" and then upload the final product to a streaming service or file sharing website. Depending on the quality of the original raw videos that each student sends in, it could take anywhere from 4 to 40+ hours just to assemble a 5-minute song. Compound that with putting together lesson plans and trying to teach music virtually. It becomes overwhelming very quickly and can be the equivalent of having a second full time job.
That is why we decided to extend our teaching services and expertise to school districts, teachers, administrators and
music supervisors across the globe in an effort to help them navigate and make sense of how to use these digital tools.
Kevin Lynch Music Services has been offering online classes and 1-on-1 sessions to anyone looking for guidance and tips for mixing audio and editing performance videos. We've been tasked by several school districts to educate their teachers by creating a series of professional development courses in music technology, Logic Pro X, and Final Cut Pro.
We hope that our clients and educators can resume in-person performances and concerts in the fall, but in the meantime, you can learn how to use and implement these tools in a post-pandemic COVID world. We are happy to serve you and help you along your journey!