Cisco Webex: Communication software
“Web conferencing lets you connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with phone conferencing and video, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.” (Quote Reference Site URL: http://www.webex.com/overview/index.html ) You can access this software for free and try working with it to ascertain what music opportunities you can provide for your classes or students.
TimeWarp: Internet MIDI software
“Internet MIDI is a program that connects two MIDI instruments together over the Internet. For example, when you connect two MIDI keyboards and play a note on one of the keyboards, you will also play the same note on the other keyboard.” (Quote Reference Site URL: http://www.timewarptech.com/Pages/Products/InternetMIDI/InternetMIDI.html ) This software is quite unique as it allows two performers to share the same piano and is great for interactive teaching should this be a direction to be achieved. Note a demonstration of this software in action through several excellent videos at the following URL: (http://www.timewarptech.com/Pages/Products/InternetMIDI/InternetMIDIVideoDemos.html