WeVu for Music

Using video to make teaching, learning, and recruitment even better for music schools


Phone cameras plus the cloud enable more practice, more feedback, and better feedback. And WeVu is for applications and video auditions too!

Music educators and orchestra leaders helped build WeVu at UBC in Vancouver


We can't say it any better than
one of the profs who used WeVu recently

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Queen's University Music

'They were happier; I was happier.' I used WeVu with a guitar class. Two tests were on WeVu.
A great deal of class time was saved for instruction instead of summative assessment.
Some students tend not to perform well in front of others. Allowing uploads removed the nervousness factor.
Students can record many takes and submit their best performances through WeVu. So I can set higher standards for their performances.
It is much easier to give detailed feedback through WeVu than during an in-class session.

I allowed students to submit videos well before deadlines. I was able to assess and give feedback on their submissions within a day, allowing them to re-record, re-submit before the deadline and obtain higher grades. They were happier; I was happier.

Jeff Hanlon Guitar Professor

How are Music Schools using WeVu?

* In regular classes, for student submission of practice and assignments
* Recording of studio classes for review and discussion

* Student dialogue on video and audio from the web (e.g. opera history)
* Annotation of scores saved as images
* Academic presentations
* Auditions and admissions

Which Schools?

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Davy Chinn Community Arts Coordinator; Instructor of Music

Indiana Wesleyan Music

WeVu has been a remarkable asset in my conducting classroom! The students are able to dive in deeply to assess every detail of their conducting technique and comment on it in a very specific way. As their teacher, the ability to ask direct questions and give specific feedback is invaluable!

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Eric Jones Private Piano Teacher

Eric Jones Piano

I see video as a key strategy for motivating students and helping them to be exposed to both great performances and feedback on their own playing.

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Ajtony Csaba Assistant Professor, Orchestra and Conducting, University of Victoria

University of Victoria School of Music

It is a great tool, especially in situations when there is no time for talk.

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Student Conducting Student

UBC - Vancouver School of Music

I think WeVu is a really good device, especially for learning conducting. I am glad my professor decided to use this system. THANK YOU very much for designing and bringing this interface to university learning!

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Joseph Higgins Director of Bands

Rowan University

We enjoyed very much using WeVu last semester, in particular with the Conducting class. It was an ideal format for making comments on student-submitted videos, and we took advantage of that all the way through the semester. I also used my Wind Ensemble & Concert Band sites in WeVu on a couple of video projects and results there were also positive.

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Student Conducting Student

UBC School of Music

I think WeVu is a really good device, especially for learning conducting. I am glad my professor decided to use this system. THANK YOU very much for designing and bringing this interface to university learning!

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Dr. Rob Taylor Professor, Director of Bands

UBC - Vancouver School of Music

This is a fantastic way for students to review their own playing and for professors to give highly specific feedback.

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Jeff Hanlon Guitar Professor

Queen's University Music

'They were happier; I was happier.' I used WeVu with a guitar class. Two tests were on WeVu.
A great deal of class time was saved for instruction instead of summative assessment.
Some students tend not to perform well in front of others. Allowing uploads removed the nervousness factor.
Students can record many takes and submit their best performances through WeVu. So I can set higher standards for their performances.
It is much easier to give detailed feedback through WeVu than during an in-class session.

I allowed students to submit videos well before deadlines. I was able to assess and give feedback on their submissions within a day, allowing them to re-record, re-submit before the deadline and obtain higher grades. They were happier; I was happier.

See students practice!

See them practice and give feedback across time and space

Paper doesn't cut it anymore

Music schools’ current mix of paper and in-person feedback isn’t efficient. Now that everyone has a high-quality recording device and we can share video and audio so effectively, it’s time to go digital for practice and feedback.

You don't need to be there

Students expect more feedback, coaching, and mentoring than ever. But the demanding schedules of faculty make it really difficult to give enough feedback. One-on-one mentoring is a real challenge.

Phones and the Cloud. Simple.

WeVu allows students to upload practice videos and faculty to easily go through students’ video practice and give pointed, personal, time-stamped feedback. Students already take lots of video and upload it to YouTube and Instagram!

WeVu breaks the barriers of time and space for practice and feedback.
Think of the flexibility for faculy, students, and the school.

Schools of Music tell us that better feedback and more practice is worth the price of one cheap lunch per student per year.


WeVu is for learning skills.
Lots of different musical skills.

Here's a screenshot of a conducting student.
The comments pane on the right has the professor's comments and the student's responses.

WeVu is built for teachers to give feedback easily and effectively

WeVu is also a powerful, all-purpose video management system for your program, college, school, university, or business

But we care more that learners are practicing and getting feedback. The fact that WeVu does old-fashioned watch-and-learn video is just a bonus.
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