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TC199: How Rock Out Loud Outperforms Zoom for Music Lessons Online

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jul 17 2020

TopCast EPISODE 199 - How Rock Out Loud Outperforms Zoom for Music Lessons Online

Today we’re taking a look at Rock Out Loud Live, which is well-positioned to take over Zoom’s market share for online music lessons.

We’ll meet Mike Grande, the founder of Rock Out Loud Live, and hear why he’s created this new teaching platform, niched specifically for musicians and just released in July 2020.

In this episode, Mike and Tim talk about the pain points teachers (and parents) experienced with lessons on Zoom or other video-based platforms, and how Rock Out Loud was made to solve those limitations and help you win back clients.

We are going to unpack everything that this online music lesson platform offers – from great features, better audio quality, chords on-screen, affordable fees, and more.

You are not going to want to miss this episode because this will change your online music lessons in the best way possible.

 

Transcript of the Show

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn how Rock Out Loud Live is a better platform for your online music lessons:

  • [02:35] Why July 17 is a very special day for Mike.
  • [03:41] His crazy idea of launching RockOutLoud.Live and competing with Zoom.
  • [04:36] A little background on Mike’s current profession.
  • [06:57] Getting into music teaching and building a school.
  • [08:31] Juggling his business and career at the same time.
  • [09:56] Starting a school just before COVID-19 hit.
  • [10:40] Reopening his most recent studio and getting back in the game.
  • [11:35] The genesis of Rock Out Loud.
  • [12:45] Why Zoom struggles with audio and how he made it better through his platform.
  • [15:15] Sample audios from Zoom and RockOutLoud.Live
  • [17:18] The future of music teaching past lockdowns.
  • [18:26] Benefits of the hybrid approach for teaching.
  • [18:54] Great features of the Rock out Loud platform.
  • [24:25] The differences of the free and paid version.
  • [25:33] Using different devices to access the Rock Out Loud Platform.
  • [27:23] Has it solved the issue of being able to play duets in real time?
  • [28:46] The best feature that comes with the platform.
  • [33:08] Exploring the ability to add different camera views.
  • [35:30] Feedback of teachers on using various instruments on the platform.
  • [37:55] Available free and paid plans on Rock Out Loud. 
  • [41:37] Simplest way to join rooms on the platform.

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About our Guest

Rock Out Loud Live show guest and founder Mike Grande

Mike Grande is the founder of Rock Out Loud Live and the owner of two elite music schools in New York and New Jersey. When he’s not rocking out at one of his music schools, he wears his corporate suit as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for a specialty financial institution on Park Avenue.

Show Sponsors for How Rock Out Loud Outperforms Zoom

Rock Out Loud show sponsor iKilledZoom.com
Are virtual lessons with ZOOM driving you MAD?
Audio issues, trouble connecting?

RockOutLoud.LIVE is a virtual music lesson video platform made for music teachers who want to provide their students with the ultimate virtual music lesson experience. Inside the RockOutLoud.LIVE video application, you’ll have access to resources like sheet music searches of a library of songs along with chords you can share across screens to your students in real-time. Plus, your student can download their virtual lesson notes while inside the virtual session! It’s cheaper than your Zoom account and gives you all of the tools to teach in an interactive lesson. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial by visiting RockOutLoud.live today.

Rock Out Loud Live show sponsor tonebase

tonebase is an online education platform that gives you access to the world’s leading classical musicians. With our library of 400+ video tutorials, you can unlock the insights of GRAMMY award-winning players, international competition winners, and pedagogues from top music schools like Juilliard and Yale. Whether you’re just starting out and looking to learn foundational techniques or ready to take on the most advanced concepts and pieces, there’s something for every passionate musician on tonebase. Find the knowledge and inspiration you need to take your playing to the next level! 

Thank you for tuning in!

In conclusion, there are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine. Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.

Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!

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About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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