New York City piano teacher Magdalene Rolka quite amusingly used an animation effect in the video chat program she was using to disguise her face as both a unicorn and a dragon in order to make the lesson more interesting. Rolka, who is a “music educator of children ages 4-99”, felt that this little animated tweak would help to motivate her remote learning students, many of whom are stuck at home, to practice.
Having a hard time getting motivated to practice your piano pieces because remote learning is rough? Let me turn into a unicorn real quick to get you excited about piano again! …Sometimes, the only way to really FEEL the music is to become a dragon while playing it. And that’s ok.