Private kulning lessons online
I always prefer to meet in real life when I teach but in these times of pandemic and restrictions, I have decided to offer private lessons online as well. Even if I am not on site with you, I work with you to create a safe atmosphere for you as a student.
The advantage of private lessons in general, as opposed to attending a group course, is that you get all the attention and can work more specifically based on your conditions. As always, I work with you thoroughly so that you do not damage your voice.
The concept is 5 prepared lessons for beginners.
But it is possible to take one lesson at a time to get a sense of if you wish to continue. If you do have previous experience of kulning, we can of course deviate from this concept and simply book an online lesson.
During each online session, we work for up to an hour. A few days before each booked lesson, you will receive the link to a 15-20 minute video with an introduction to the lesson, theory and inspiration. Here you can get a feel for the content of the films:
When we have booked an appointment and the payment has been received, you will receive the film link.
After each lesson, you will receive a written memo of what we did during the last lesson. You will also get audio files with herding songs we used.
Each lesson costs SEK 850 and you pay with paypal.
What you need:
A well-functioning and stable internet connection. A computer with a webcam and microphone and a platform to communicate through. The advantage of Zoom, which I usually work in, is that I send a link with an invitation to our meeting beforehand.
You can participate in meetings directly on the website of Zoom. (You can also install the program for free on your computer and
create a free Zoom account.)
Find a place where you feel safe and undisturbed and where there is a good opportunity for internet connection.
If you want to be in nature, check out the connectivity options at your place first. And make sure you have enough battery for an hour long lesson.
Check the settings on your device so that your camera and microphone are on and the volume is not turned off.
You may need to give the application permission to access your camera and microphone. Any settings for automatic sound adjustment should not be activated (automatic volume control, background noise, etc.)
You can get help adjusting the settings at the beginning of your session.
Shut down other programs on your computer so that they do not interfere or use power.
Be ready, connected and logged in at start time for your lesson. Also have a telephone (or email program) on hand so that we can reach each other incase something happens.
Some form of tripod is necessary, so you can work freely with your whole body and not have to hold your screen in any way.
It can be a rock at a good height if you are out in nature.
Feel free to bring a water bottle.
Please be aware of the time difference. We will book our lessons in Swedish time (CET).
Special conditions for online teaching:
The lesson is intended for 1 person at a time and may not be shared during or after the lesson.
All content used before and during the lesson is copyrighted and may not be copied or distributed. Recording of audio, images and video are not allowed.
For online lessons, both you and I are responsible for ensuring that our respective equipment and connection work.
Feel free to test drive an online meeting with a friend before it´s time for your lesson.
Good to keep in mind during your lesson:
Audio is transmitted with a slight delay over the network, and sometimes the image stops. In rehearsals, it is therefore good to listen first and then imitate, instead of talking or singing at the same time.
Make sure the place you are in is reasonably lit.
Make sure you have the opportunity to stand back a bit for moments where your whole body needs to be seen. When we make loud kulning noises, this is also good for the microphone to be able to pick up the sound without it becoming too loud as the microphone risks being muted.
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