Sending video to ask for guidenance for certain performing issues

Andana said: May 31, 2019
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
11 posts

Greeting,

My piano professor once said that she could send short videos of her students’ performances to a site, to get comments, guides from her other teacher colleagues. My question is, if we have this kind of possibility in our site, so that as a SAA member to send student videos and ask of other more experienced Suzuki teachers regarding certain performing issues? If yes, please let us know how and where in discussion groups can be done.

Thank you in advance/

Barbara Rylander said: Jun 1, 2019
Barbara Rylander
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Saline, MI
29 posts

There are privacy issues with this. I’m sure legal issues. i don’t think you can post photos or videos legally of your students unless you have permission from them or their parents if they are minors. I know people do post on FB, and I assume that they either have permission or are ok because of their FB settings, but I am very cautious with this.

Andana said: Jun 3, 2019
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
11 posts

Thank you Barbara,
What my professor said is that she first ,definitely, always ask for permission from student and she only take video of the hands of the person playing piano.In her case the students are adults over 18. And Of course no name or anything that identify the student would not be disclosed in the site either.
I doubt, that those teachers and profs are using FB, as in my opinion that may create some privacy issue.
However, I totally understand the legal aspects of it and sensitivity of anything that may/can go wrong.,,
I know, in certain circumstances, you can video of how you teach in your studio with one or more students and/or parents presents to get certification for music teaching ( this should also have parents involved and with permission in writing). How this can be different from sending video, to ask for help/assistance/comments from other teachers?
Thank you again Barbara for your response. And in any case I will have parents confirm in writing if anything.

/Andana

Barbara Rylander said: Jun 4, 2019
Barbara Rylander
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Saline, MI
29 posts

Hi Andana,

I think you should consult a lawyer about this before moving forward on it. In my case, I have been discussing these kinds of issues with a good friend who is a copyright, trademark lawyer. I actually know her from teaching her boys violin and viola a number of years ago.

This particular area of law, which is Federal law, I think, is what is the practice area is to look for legal advice from. But on the other hand, it is a fairly simple question, so maybe not necessary to be too particular.

At any rate, if it were me, I would consult a lawyer.

Best of luck. Barb

Andana said: Jun 13, 2019
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
11 posts

Thank you Barb, very good suggestion. I ‘ll have that discussed with my business lawyer.

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