Today, we’re introducing a new FarPlay tier. Ever since we introduced recording, we’ve had a recurring request from teachers. Many of you would like for your students, who may not have a subscription, to be able to record their sessions. FarPlay For Teachers allows this and more. Compare plans at our pricing page.
In addition to letting students record without subscriptions, this new subscription plan allows you to create up to 10 Personal Meeting Rooms. To enable full support for these new features, upgrade to FarPlay 1.2.5, out today. FarPlay For Teachers also features the same attentive support you’ve come to know through our Standard and Standard+ subscriptions.
All participants can record multitrack audio and video in sessions created by FarPlay For Teachers subscribers. Teachers no longer need to remember to make recordings for their students: teachers can leave it up to students to record their lessons.
Also, with a subscription to FarPlay For Teachers, you can create up to 10 Personal Meeting Rooms.
How will you keep track of so many rooms? Standard and Standard+ subscribers (who continue to be able to create 1 Personal Meeting Room) and FarPlay For Teachers subscribers can now give their meeting rooms any names they like–yes, even with emojis 🥳🎵!
Next monthly tech support session: Feb 18
Thanks to everyone who came to our fourth monthly tech support session on January 7th. Watch our highlights reel to listen to pianist and author Annik LaFarge explain how FarPlay is great for lessons and to enjoy Martin Waugh’s improvisation from Scotland with our own Dan Tepfer, in Brooklyn, over 3200 miles away!
If you’d like to join us, sign up for our next session, Sunday February 18th 2pm–3:30pm New York time (8pm–9:30pm Central European time). Monthly tech support sessions are available at no extra cost to paid subscribers.
Early Music America features FarPlay
We’re proud to be featured this month in EMAg, the magazine of Early Music America. World-renowned classical vocalist and acoustic vocal pedagogy researcher Ian Howell argues that we don’t have to make music exclusively in person (or exclusively online) – “we can pick the solution that is financially, logistically, and artistically preferable on a case-by-case basis.” He writes, “today there are low-latency apps, like FarPlay, where it seems like you’re in the same room. I use these apps every day as a voice teacher and coach, and it is amazing.” Dr. Howell’s latest book is Advice for Young Musicians.
Research opportunity at Northwestern U.
You’re invited to share your experiences using FarPlay in a research study! Seth Adams, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University, is seeking English-speaking participants with 25+ hours of experience making music with others using FarPlay or other apps. Each participant will sit for a single interview conducted online. To learn more, please contact Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word about FarPlay
We are a small company. Four people make up the core of our team: Dan Tepfer, Anton Runov, Martyna Goralska, and yours truly. We rely heavily on word of mouth to grow, and we invite you to share how you use FarPlay and to tag us at @farplayapp on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter.
We’ve been loving featuring our amazing users. If you’d like to be included — whether you use FarPlay for lessons, rehearsals, jam sessions, or conversations — we’d love to talk to you. You can let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. For tech support questions, our forum is the fastest way to reach us. If you need to reach us privately, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org — we’re happy to help!
We hope you enjoy FarPlay 1.2.5 and FarPlay For Teachers!
—David Liao & the FarPlay team