Teaching music is a challenging enough job in and of itself - so the last thing an instructor needs is for communication and collaboration with students to be a chore. Moreover, when setting up a piano lab or group learning space, there's a lot to be said for finding a way that every student can hear his or her instrument individually, without drowning one another out. These things, among others, may seem like tough hurdles to overcome, but with the right layout of teaching lab products, you'll make it downright easy. Each of the electronic gadgets in this section is designed to handle a certain task, so choosing the right one is as easy as identifying your classroom's needs.
If, for example, you're putting together a piano lab and looking for an effective way to communicate with your students and monitor their progress, consider the Suzuki SPL-10 Piano Lab Teaching System. Each system supports up to 10 stations, and it's expandable by combining up to three systems together for class sizes as large as 30. Two-way communication with individual students is easy, and it's also possible to address the entire class at once, as well as to divide the lab into 2 groups, allowing students at differing levels of progression to work at the same time.
For teaching environments that call for a more intimate setting, a solution from JamHub may be the way to go. Designed for bands but ready to apply to the classroom, they make live mixing and collaboration a breeze. Check out the JamHub BedRoom 5-Section System for use with headphones and custom per-player mixing options, or the JamHub Tracker MT16 to record teaching and practice sessions for later editing and review.
When you're in control of the classroom, it stands to reason that you should be in control of its electronics as well. Teaching lab products like these are the perfect way to streamline the teaching process, giving you the ability to interact with students - or for students to interact with each other - in ways that wouldn't be possible with voices and instruments alone. And the more engaging the instruction, the more likely it is that students will see better, faster results.