Group Education Controller (GEC III) by Korg

As I was in a three-week subbing position for a high school teacher I found myself looking at what is called a Group Education Controller (specifically the GEC3). What a useful device! Essentially, you can hook up an entire piano lab to this device (just be sure each student has headphones). It is also hooked up to a keyboard (as a “teacher station”) and has headphones and a microphone attached. Using the GEC you can listen to individual students practicing (without their knowledge), talk directly to individual students, play music for them from your keyboard, lecture (or play for) the entire class, or work with an individual group of students. It is a wonderful device that I wish I’d had more time to explore. For public school piano teachers, I highly recommend it!

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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