Dr. Mahood Announces
Innovative Web-Cam Music Learning System
International Use Begins in September
By: Leslie Barkley
It was recently announced this week, that Dr. Ken Mahood, well
known piano and keyboard instructor who has served Loudoun county,
Virginia for over 30 years, has been the first area music instructor within
the private sector to have implemented Web-Cam Music Instruction for
one on one piano instruction. This interactive system permits any student
regardless of their location or country to see and hear the instructor in
"real-time", as well as to fully respond in kind.
Ken, who has taught traditional private
and group classes in piano, organ, and
keyboard for over 40 years, has
received a number of awards for his
past innovations, although this
initiative has implications which could
permanently alter and simplify
instruction not only in music, but in
many other academic fields.
Dr. Mahood is currently a
music faculty member at Northern
Virginia Community College (NOVA), and offers instruction to those
college students who prefer to study off campus. They receive full college
credit upon enrolling at NOVA. The interactive Web-Cam program is open
to both college students as well as any private individual wishing to study
music in the more relaxed setting of their home or office.
Ken has performed before former President Bush, Vice President
Rockefeller, member of the United Nations, and with Dr Billy Graham at the
last Washington, DC Crusade. Dr. Mahood holds two earned doctorates in
music and was nominated for the Lowell Mason Award in 2007. He has
Ken Mahood, PhD, EdD
been nominated and elected to "Who’s Who in America" each year since
asked to comment about when the program would be available,
Dr. Mahood stated, "Our program is has been completely functional for the
past two weeks, since our first interactive Web-Cam lesson on 18 August,
2009. Last Friday, I taught an adult in North Carolina, who is enrolled in
a 45 min lesson each week. This system does not tie up any telephone lines
as it uses the internet. The student has full audio access and can see me as I
have full and complete view of her and her keyboard. I hear every note she
performs, and I can fully observe her fingering as well." The student, in
return, can fully hear and see Ken.
Because of the relative ease at which these lesson periods can be
established, Mahood believes he can offer this kind of private instruction at
a more competitive rate: this would be helpful not only to area teachers, but
also to potential clients who have found the present economy ill suited for
what used to be an affordable program of private traditional lessons.
Mahood plans on expanding not only into different states, but already
has prospective clients enrolling from Germany, Great Britain, and
Canada. I would love to have students in as many states and countries as
possible. I love music and love teaching
and bringing the joy of music to others!
Interested persons should visit the
website of Dr Mahood which is:
www.kenmahood.com or phone his
office at 703-777-6921.