Taylor Robinson Music Lessons Nominated for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

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Taylor Robinson Music Lessons’ One-Click Webcam Classroom has been announced as a nominee for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

Taylor Robinson Music Lessons’ One-Click Webcam Classroom has been announced as a nominee for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. Taylor Robinson Music is nominated in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement in Audio Education Technology.

“I’m incredibly honored to be nominated for this award. We have worked really hard on this product and we’re very proud of it, so it’s very validating to see it recognized by an organization like NAMM,” said Taylor Robinson, CEO and founder of Taylor Robinson Music Lessons.

The nomination announcement follows a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, and select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the One-Click Webcam Classroom for the nomination.

Taylor Robinson Music’s One-Click Webcam Classroom is the first WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) platform specifically designed for music lessons. The browser-based program allows music students to connect with their instructors for a live webcam music lesson in one click, with no software or downloads required. In addition to crystal clear HD audio and video, the virtual classroom has tools specifically designed for music lessons, including a tuner, metronome, pitch detector, and guitar chord and scale generator. When activated, these tools interact with the users microphone and video feeds. There is even a built-in voice translator, allowing instructors to teach music lessons across borders and language barriers. Up to four users can be in a webcam meeting together, all speaking different languages, yet all hearing each other in their own language. “Most video chat options present students with a lot of obstacles and very few advantages to make up for it,” said Robinson. “By taking downloads and contact requests out of the equation and adding special tools and features, we’ve made webcam lessons an actual, viable alternative to in-person lessons.”

The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 27 in Anaheim, California. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Event tickets will be available for purchase in late September by visiting http://www.tecawards.org. A variety of event sponsorships are also available by visiting https://www.tecawards.org/sponsorship-opportunities

ABOUT TAYLOR ROBINSON MUSIC LESSONS

Taylor Robinson Music Lessons is an online platform that connects music students with local music teachers for lessons in voice, guitar, piano, drums, and more. The company was founded in Dallas, Texas in 2005 by Taylor Robinson, a professional musician who took up teaching as a way to make money between tours. Today, Taylor Robinson Music Lessons has more than 8,000 instructors in 50 cities across the country. For more information, visit https://www.taylorrobinsonmusic.com.

ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS

Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 31 Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and ground breaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit http://www.tecawards.org

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit http://www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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