I now offer online lessons for students around the world! Technology has allowed me to continue teaching students when geography or health made it impossible, and it's also enabled me to share my love of music with students I otherwise would never have met. I'm happy to use technology to help you on your musical journey.
Online lessons are conducted either via Skype or FaceTime - your choice. Just let me know which platform you prefer and how to connect with you.
Payment is accepted via check, card, or online payment system (including Paypal and Venmo).
Online lessons can be more flexible than in-person lessons. This means we can stick to a regularly-scheduled lesson time if you wish, or we can book them a-la-carte, as schedules permit. I've found the flexible-schedule option to be a great option, especially for busy adult students.
Starting from scratch with online music lessons works best for students who can already read music, have some basic musical experience, and/or are high school age or above. I've also been able to work with students around age 8 and up if they've studied with me in person before, but any student younger than 8 should have a parent available during the lesson to assist with hand placement and note reading.
Please contact me for detailed tuition information for online lessons. Online lesson tuition does not factor in the cost of travel/gas and I do not have the advantage of being able to move the students' hands/adjust technique in person. We are also unable to play duets online due to the lag. With the flexible nature of online lessons, they do not necessarily have to be paid in full at the beginning of the month - they can be scheduled and paid for on demand. I also offer a recording of online lessons, emailed via Dropbox within 24 hours of the lesson, for an additional $5 per recording. This allows students to rewind and revisit sections while they practice.
Online real-time music lessons provide great value as I can offer feedback on hand position, rhythm, technique, and more, all at the time you're playing. Working with pre-recorded lessons can be a great starting point, but live virtual one-on-one music lessons allow me to continue to tailor each lesson to you, your goals, and your needs, while also offering live feedback and pointers to help you improve during your practice.