The goal is to enable music teachers to deliver high-quality learning content quickly, in a user-friendly way, and digitally. The smart music teaching.


GINI is to be integrated into the National Education Platform as a Smart Advanced Service.


The latest smartphone sensors, such as LIDAR or depth cameras as depth sensors, will be tested in the creation of haptic educational content.

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Mitarbeiter-Portrait Bianka Dörr

Bianka Dörr

eMail: bianka.doerr@aws-institut.de
Phone: +49 681 93511 363

In a nutshell


With GINI, an app for assisting music teachers is being developed for the platform prototype of the national education platform. It is intended to enable user-centered, data-sovereign and lifelong musical learning. It also aims to create transparent trustworthy ways of exploiting personal data assets, e.g., by teachers, education providers, and educational institutions. This is how music education becomes smart.


For the creation of high-quality music teaching videos, the production of the video is a significant factor in addition to the video recording. It must be possible to integrate special fingering or plucking techniques, sheet music or digital zoom into the videos. However, for teachers such a production is not only very time-consuming, but requires technical knowledge. Central to the design of GINI is the easy, fast and guided production of high quality instructional videos in a musical context without the need for technical knowledge. In a guided instruction, teachers are accompanied step by step in the creation of learning content.

Initial situation

Currently, it is very difficult for music teachers to produce high-quality musical learning content. Over 85% of teachers do not create their own digital learning content. They solely use third-party digital instructional content. This massively reduces the creative pedagogical and didactic opportunities for instructors. In addition, haptic information cannot currently be embedded in teaching content in a meaningful way. Descriptive teaching content is significantly more difficult for music learners to understand remotely than it can be conveyed in a physical lesson.

Especially in the current pandemic situation, this revealed the disadvantages of digital music teaching. Yet it offers massive opportunities, because you can learn remotely from the best professionals, didacticians or coaches. However, this requires new technical solutions that can also be easily operated by music teachers. According to current studies, they are not among the target groups with a high digital affinity.


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The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is developing two fundamental components for smart music teaching:

Fast lane and easy content creation for music learning content
The creation of an agile concept for easy, user-friendly and fast creation of new learning content by teaching staff.

Collaboration facility for interactive learning units
The creation of a concept that enables learners and instructors in the application to collaboratively deliver learning content in an interactive digital session.



The GINI project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Funding code: 16INB1028A
Duration: 18.10.2021 – 17.03.2022