Why online lessons?
More and more top teachers are using online teaching as a way to reach students all over the world. This new platform has many benefits for students and teachers. Here are a few benefits of online teaching:
Access to a good teacher no matter where in the world you are (provided you have internet)
The possibility of recording each lesson
The student is encouraged to work more independently which helps the student improve faster
The teacher teaches in a way that helps the student to discover the solutions for themselves
You get to skip traffic (yes this is real!)
There are, of course (full disclosure!), some things that are lost learning online. My suggestion is to try it, and see if online lessons work for you.
How do they work?
I offer several possibilities:
Weekly lessons (1 hour or 30 minutes)
A lesson every 2 weeks (1 hour or 30 minutes)
Once you have applied for lessons, we will start by meeting online for a consultation so you can experience what online lessons are like, how I teach and work with you, and give us a possibility to discuss what options are best for you. My goal is to really find teacher-student relationships that work for both of us. I want it to be a joyful learning experience that leaves you inspired and equipped to make a good decision after this first session.
Once you have been accepted into my teaching studio, we schedule your lessons at a time that works for both of us, and every week or alternate week we meet online (using Zoom or Skype) at the given time and off we go!
What do you need?
You will need a good stable internet connection and a computer with a decent webcam and microphone. There are a few possibilities for external microphones and cameras that can be bought, but to start off, whatever you have available is usually enough. As we go, we can upgrade your setup! At the bottom of this page, I have put some recommended webcams and microphones that you CAN get if you want to. The better the equipment, the better the online lesson experience, but don't let technology hold you back. I have worked with dozens of students, some with absolutely no tech-savvy bone in their body, and they have managed!
Promises are easy to make and not always kept. So I will not promise that you will be playing with the New York Philharmonic in a week, or even ever...ouch, ok, take a deep breath...here is what I will guarantee:
As my student, I will fully invest in your progress and stay dedicated to your flute journey. I will work to keep motivated and focused on your journey and help you to see tangible results in your playing. Yes, you can go this road alone, but I promise it is more fun and way quicker with someone else!
How to apply?
If you are interested in taking online lessons with me, fill in your details below. I will then send you the full application form for you to fill out so that I can get the information I need to set up your FREE introductory meeting. After the meeting, you will receive the lesson agreement and will have an opportunity to sign up for lessons. I am looking forward to starting this amazing flute journey together.