Live Event #17http://www.jeffrolka.com/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 jtrolka jtrolka http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/6d70168ab1fa7b1c8820f342734ec49c?s=96&d=retro&r=g
I’ve been doing live events for a couple months now on YouTube and I wanted to put one here in the event that those of you who primarily use the website hadn’t seen these yet. In short, it’s a question and answer session during which I field questions in the chat window and also take questions that get emailed in to me during the week. Occasionally I also use a question from the comments on YouTube as well.
There are a lot of enjoyable aspects to the live events but perhaps one of the highlights for me is the immediate interaction with you, the singers who watch and listen to the videos. Frequently someone will pop into the chat, ask a question and then go quiet for awhile. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it but after a few experiences with this I realized that people were getting online to get some info, going to test it out and then popping back in to report either their successes or additional questions. As someone who grew up before the internet existed, the notion of how this could be is fascinating and awesome to me.
I always knew that teaching would be an integral part of m performance practice. As the saying goes, we teach best what we most need to learn. I want to be the best singer/musician I can be and that means translating my thoughts and understanding of music into relatable terms that others can understand and benefit from. When I work with clients one on one, I often speak about the lessons as ‘our lessons’ as opposed to ‘their lesson.’ We are all learning together, sharing ideas and helping and receiving help in equal measure.
That is the kind of environment that is being cultivated at the Live Events, and I hope you’ll join us for it.