Skype Piano Lessons and Music Lessons Online – FAQ
Ages from 6 year olds to seniors, at all skill levels, from absolute beginners to advanced players.
Young children can be accompanied by an adult during lessons.
For students wishing to take exams, we teach entry level to Grade 8 and beyond with diploma levels. We even teach piano and music teachers!
You can have just one lesson or as many lessons as you want, as frequently as you want.
The vast majority of my students take regular weekly lessons of 30 minute, 45 minute or 60 minute lessons, but I strive to accommodate whatever students may need.
I have created a Correspondence Course for especially busy students who are unable to attend regular lessons. Tuition time is split between irregular contact lessons taken at times that suit them and tuition by email.
Helping students to learn, by any means I can, is the most important aspect of teaching for me.
Whatever your music lesson needs may be, I can fulfil them.
Practical lessons in playing can include music theory. Blocks of lessons can be structured into complete courses to attain ABRSM or Rock School exams. They can be top up lessons, crash courses, theory cramming, or just for fun… just ask!
Fill in the enquiry form on the Contact page to let us know what you need.
After you send an enquiry via email or the form on the Contact page, I will get back to you by email to arrange a convenient time to meet for a chat over Skype and a free trial lesson.
We will discuss what lessons you want, what playing level you’re at, what you need and I will answer any questions you may have.
We will also arrange a convenient time for your lesson/s.
- For a chat over Skype, you will need a computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone equipped with internet connection and a Skype account (it’s free, a paid SkypeOut account isn’t needed).
- For your free trial instrumental lesson, you will need to be with the instrument you wish to learn.
- Other free trial lessons that don’t require an instrument, eg. singing, you just need yourself.
- If you wish to try instrumental lessons but don’t yet have an instrument, you could borrow an instrument for the trial lesson, before committing yourself to buying one.
- Thereafter, I can advise you what and where to buy your instrument if you need help.
Simply position your laptop, tablet or smartphone so it shows a clear view of you with your instrument and your hands (for instrumental lessons). You should position your your laptop, tablet or smartphone so you can comfortably and clearly see the screen too.
You don’t need to worry about connection speed. These days, even slow broadband connections are sufficient and since we will meet over Skype before lessons are arranged, we will be able to see if your connection is good enough at that time anyway.
If you don’t know what internet connection speed you have, there’s no need to test anything, because we can see if your connection is good enough when we meet over Skype for a chat, after you’ve submitted your enquiry.
Payments can be made securely online, with a credit or debit card, though our own dedicated secure payment gateway, or using Paypal.
Batches of four lessons have a discount on single lessons.
After every lesson we provide detailed lesson notes, sent to you by email.
Lesson notes summarise what was covered during your lesson. It highlights strengths and weaknesses, details what you need to focus on and how to practise, and provides many other suggestions for your work between lessons. Lesson notes also provide a great way to track your progress.
An example of lesson notes, click image for larger view
Before each lesson, you will be sent by email any printed material required for that lesson.
For example, you will be sent the same manuscript as your teacher’s. If and when written notes are needed during a lesson, you can make the same notes on your manuscript as your teacher. The same goes for music theory papers.
If you want to learn or need help with a specific piece of music, let us know before your lesson so we can source the manuscript.