No tripod, no problem! Set up your device with rubber bands and a floor lamp.

 

Skype or video lessons are a great way to get feedback from a remote piano teacher.  In this age of digital technology, what could be better than having your teacher watch you play and then providing specific feedback for you personally!?

Here is a simple set up for a video conference or a skype piano lesson: if you don’t have a tripod, don’t worry!

Watch this video to find the easiest way to set up.  All you need is a rubber band, and a vertical post like a lamp!

 

Basically, I took 3 elastic bands, hey – I’m from Canada, that’s what we call rubber bands… and I put them over one end of the ipad mini and then placed it next to the post.

Then I grabbed the back side of the elastic, rubber band, whatever! — and, going behind the post, I wrapped it on the other side of the screen to grab the ipad thus holding it in place!

Tadaa!!  Instant Tripod/ tablet stand!

I think you would need a big strong rubber band for a full size tablet or ipad, but I bet it would work just as well, as long as you trusted the rubber not to break.  That’s why I use more than one, for insurance.