Virtual musical instruments enable cheap, remote lessons

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Learning to play a musical instrument is a reward in itself, and recent studies have proven that it can also help with children's academic achievement. However, music programs are often the first to go when schools need to make savings, and the cost of private lessons and instruments can make it unaffordable to many families. Offering an alternative is Teach-U VR, a virtual reality system created by participants at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Teach-U VR is an immersive environment that enables children to learn piano and drums virtually by engaging their muscle memory on virtual instruments. To begin, the…

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