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Online
Piano Lessons

Learn to play piano online
via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.

Benefits of Online
Piano Lessons.

A few reasons why you should consider
learning piano online.
LEARN PIANO ANYWHERE

Study with our world-class teachers from the comfort of your own home, wherever you live.

SAVE TIME & MONEY

No need to spend time and money commuting, just switch on your computer and start learning.

RECORD YOUR LESSONS

This can help you to practise efficiently at home, to review a difficult concept, or even your entire lesson.

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT

Play your own piano and use your own piano stool. Stay comfortable, relaxed, and just focus on the music.

NO EXCUSES

The ability to study piano from anywhere gives you more flexibility, and you are less likely to skip a lesson.

IT BRINGS RESULTS

We have been teaching piano online for the past 8 years, and it works. Our students are in 6 countries.

IMPROVES LISTENING SKILLS

Online lessons can help improve student listening skills, as they require more focused listening from students.

NURTURES INDEPENDENCE

Online piano lessons require more independence and ownership of lessons by our students.

MAKE USE OF YOUR FREE TIME

A fun, hassle free way to develop a new skill, explore your creativity and challenge your mind.

Key Facts.

1140

Hours Spent Teaching Online

34

Students Taught Online

8

Years Teaching Online

6

Countries Covered

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Gear You Will Need.

Most probably, you have it all already.

Piano

Any acoustic upright or grand piano that is tuned and well maintained or a digital 88-note keyboard that is touch sensitive and has weighted action would be suitable.

Computer or Tablet

Any newer computer or tablet with high-quality built-in webcam, microphone and speakers would be suitable.
Your device will need to be plugged in during your online sessions.

Phones are generally not suitable, as their screens are too small for this purpose.

Internet

Use the highest-speed internet connection you can get. Hard-wired internet connection on both ends would be the best option, and it would help your audio and video to be as clear as possible. Use an ethernet cord to create a hard-wired internet connection.

You can check your internet speed at https://speedtest.net.

Skype, Zoom or FaceTime

The most popular video-chat apps are Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. We prefer to use Zoom. It’s very powerful and has a lot of useful features, for example screen sharing.

Lighting

Good lighting can considerably enhance your viewing experience. It’s best to have the lighting source behind the webcam, shining on your face. You can just use a desk lamp and position it behind your webcam.

Better lighting produces a better visual experience and gives both, student and teacher clearer views of one another.

Book Your
Free 30-Minute
Phone Consultation.

Frequently
Asked Questions.

Technology seems overwhelming and I am not sure how to set up...

Not to worry! Please arrange a free 30 minutes phone consultation with us and we will help you to set up. We will also answer any questions that you might have.

We will walk you through the basic setup to have you up and running in no time.

Are online piano lessons effective?

Yes, online piano lessons are very effective. We have been teaching piano online since 2012, and currently have 17 clients in 6 countries, who study with us online via Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. At present, 11 clients study towards and regularly take ABRSM piano exams, achieving strong results with an incredible overall pass rate of 100%.

How does the teaching process work when I study piano online?

Our online teaching process is actually very similar to our face-to-face teaching process. There can be a few small differences to which you can easily adapt after the first couple sessions.

What about sound delays?

There can be sound delays from either end of the call. Occasionally these delays can be quite noticeable, but on a day-to-day basis, unless you are playing duets, it’s not an issue.

Can I talk or count along?

For best results, teacher and student should speak or play in turn, not simultaneously, when learning online. Playing or speaking at the same time, can affect the sound.

What is the minimum age for online piano lessons?

5 – 8 years old – parents should be actively involved, at least at the beginning.
Otherwise, 8 years old.

Do parents need to help?

Ideally yes, at least at the beginning. If your child is between 5 and 8 years old, you have to be actively involved.

Do I need several cameras?

Just one camera is needed. Either a camera built into your device as standard or a standalone webcam would work.

What are your fees for online lessons?

For the list of our fees, please refer to the Fees section of our website.

What if we have connection issues?

Internet bandwidth can cause audio and video issues, especially when the teacher or student has a poor internet connection or a slower speed. This can easily be improved by purchasing a faster internet package from your internet service provider.

How do we deal with dropped calls?

This can happen sometimes, but we find it to be relatively rare. However, if it does happen, please wait for us to reinitiate the connection, so we can continue the lesson.

What if my screen is pixely or frozen?

We have learned that iPads and computers should be restarted from time to time, or else the screen can freeze during an online lesson. Please restart your devices regularly to help to prevent this from happening.

What to do if my sound and video are out of sync?

This rarely happens, but when it does, it often corrects itself within a few seconds. For those occasional times that it doesn’t correct itself, ending the call and restarting the device often does the trick.

What equipment do I need?

Please refer to our recommended equipment list here

What if my teacher needs to write something in the score?

Please have your pencil and eraser ready, as you might need to make notes in your score by yourself. We will give you very clear directions.

What if my teacher needs to point to a particular place in the score?

Not to worry! We use screen sharing features, and also we have several cameras. We can just zoom in and point to a particular place in your score.

Should I share my scores with my teacher?

Yes, we ask our students to provide a photo or scan of their scores.

How do I setup Skype, Zoom or FaceTime?

Please arrange a free 30-minute phone consultation with us, and we will walk you through. It’s very easy!

Does my computer or tablet have to be plugged in?

Yes, please keep your computer or tablet plugged in during your online piano lessons.

Can I use Wifi?

It depends on the quality of your connection. If your connection is not great, it would be better to use a hard-wired internet connection. Use an ethernet cord to create a hard-wired internet connection. If you need any help, please book a free 30-minute phone consultation with us.

What are your business terms and conditions?

Our terms of business can be found here.

Do you have any experience teaching piano online?

We have been teaching piano online since 2012, and currently have 17 clients in 6 countries, who study with us online via Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. At present, 11 clients study towards and regularly take ABRSM piano exams, achieving strong results with an incredible overall pass rate of 100%.

How should I prepare for online lessons?

It’s very similar to the way you prepare for your face-to-face lessons. Please have your books, erasers and pencils ready and your computer plugged in and ready to go!

Who will make the call?

Please wait for us to contact you at the lesson time.

How will I get my homework?

We will send you your homework via email or via our student portal. We can also use WhatsApp.

Should I write bar numbers in my scores?

If you are an advanced student and your score doesn’t have bar numbers printed, please write them in yourself. This would help you find the precise place in your score quickly.

Any other tips for students?

Of course, plenty, as always! Please get in touch with us, and we will send you our PDF guide.

COVID-19 Update: In light of the most recent measures announced by the UK Government, we made the difficult decision to suspend all of our face-to-face lessons until further notice, effective 23rd of March 2020. All of our lessons will be delivered online via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.BOOK FREE CONSULTATION