Piano Lessons in the Comfort of Your Home
Today’s technology makes learning piano more accessible than ever.
- Families who are unable to travel from their home to lessons for a variety of reasons
- Those who wish to learn in the comfort of their home
- Students relocating to another part of the county
- Students in another time zone
- Students needing flexible scheduling
- Students in remote areas who want to learn to play the piano
- Both the young and the young at heart!
Basic Setup includes:
- Acoustic piano or full (88-key) digital piano with weighted action.
- Internet connection.
- A device with a webcam. This can be a computer, laptop or an iPad. Larger screens are better for learning.
- Video conference platform such as Zoom or FaceTime.
- Music and materials as recommended by teacher.
- A lesson room free from potential disruptions such as pets, siblings, television, and background music.
- A second device for a second camera angle
- An external microphone
- Online lessons are live face-to-face lessons on Zoom (or similar platform). The content and flow of the lesson is the same as in-studio lessons.
- Students install a video conferencing app such as Zoom on their device.
- The teacher sends students a link to join Zoom and they will stay in the “waiting room” until admitted by the teacher.
- Multi-camera angles in the studio allow the student to see the teacher and to view the keyboard from above, from the side and at the foot pedal.
- Teacher and student both have copies of repertoire and materials. The “Share Screen” allows the teacher to illustrate concepts and mark music scores.
- Students write down their own assignments and practice plans.
- Video and audio files are used to reinforce concepts.
- Video exchange occurs between student and teacher prior to lesson.
- Students have access to lesson notes, video, and audio files through an online student portal.