You can use Yousician in many of different ways:
- private lessons,
- group lessons,
- remote lessons.
Your students can go through as much or as little of the learning path as you like. Our content is designed to be flexible, to allow teachers and students the ability to focus on individual needs.
If you like the learning path, you can have novice players start at the beginning and guide them through it. You can pick which themes they follow, and when to review and advance. The path is unlocked so experienced students can jump ahead to any mission that is appropriate for their skill level.
You can also supplement the learning path by using our library of existing content. Use song search to find songs that cover a wide range of genres and techniques. These are all organized by difficulty level, to make it easy to supplement your existing teaching methods. You can find plenty of great content from beginner to advanced player. The Practice mode, with the ability to slow down and loop parts of a song, is also very useful.
Classroom set up and an example lesson
Yousician works with real instruments: it listens to your student's play guitar, ukulele and bass, as well as piano and signing. It picks up the sound with the microphone built-in to your device. If you have electric instruments, you have the option to connect stringed instruments or use a MIDI connection with piano.
Yousician works on iPads, iPhones, Macs, Windows PCs, Android phones and tablets (see system requirements).
Setting up Yousician for a lesson depends on the size of your class. With one or two students, you can have Yousician on your desktop or tablet, so that the student(s) can easily view the screen. When teaching groups or classrooms, you can use a projector or smartboard so that all the students have an unobstructed view.
An example lesson could look as follows:
- At the beginning of the lesson, have your students use the in-app tuner to tune their instruments.
- Start by having your students play some of the songs given as homework.
- Work on skills; pick something from the learning path or use song search to find content.
- Slow things down in Practice mode, or focus on specific parts of a song.
- Alternate between the different mission themes to keep things balanced and interesting for students.
- At the end of the class, you can assign homework to your students. They can practice before the next lesson, to help them perfect skills and concepts you have taught.
How to get Yousician working on your network?
If you use a firewall and experience difficulties getting Yousician to work on your network, please reach out to us directly. We are happy to help you or your colleagues in the IT department to get Yousician working on your network.