If you have a fast internet connection and access to a webcam, you can sign up for live online piano lessons. Traveling isn't possible for everyone; if in-home lessons aren't an option, we can accomplish just as much via Skype or Google Hangouts.I use Zoom technology for recording and teaching online, so sound and/or video quality won't be an issue. If you're interested in the best online piano lessons, get in touch so we can set up a time to test your connection and video quality.
Online Piano Lesson for Adults
Are you an adult looking for a new creative outlet or skill, or would you like to improve your piano or keyboard playing? You can take piano lessons online, and thanks to modern technology, they are just as effective as lessons in person at my studio. Online lessons work for adults for several reasons:
The unpredictability of a busy schedule
If you travel frequently, take lessons on the road.
Older adults may not feel healthy enough to leave home, but they may still enjoy playing.
Adults often absorb information best through watching, talking & listening, so the detached nature of online lessons won’t hinder the learning experience.
Piano Lessons Online for Children & Teenagers
Children and teenagers are certainly eligible for online lessons as well as adults, and in some cases, virtual piano lessons may be a better fit than in-person lessons:
Young people are already used to learning and experiencing life through a screen.
Online lessons feel similar to video games, movies, and other digital entertainment.
Using technology is always fun!
Online Music Lesson Info: Length, Equipment & Pricing
Length + Pricing
Just like lessons at my studio, I offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute lessons once a week. For very young students (early elementary age) I usually recommend 30-minute lessons. For more advanced students who are playing longer repertoire or have a more mature attention span, 45-60 minutes is usually a better fit. 30 minute lessons rarely work for adults.
30 minutes - $36
45 minutes - $51
60 minutes - $68
What equipment do you need?
High speed internet
Webcam with functioning audio, headphones, and mic
A piano or keyboard, and a bench.
Most laptops now come with a decent webcam, audio, and mic, but I’m more than happy to help you find a higher-quality camera and microphone. The intent is that both you and I have a good internet connection so that we can have a smooth, interruption-free lesson.
What will you learn?
In short, I will give you the tools to become an independent musician. That means we will cover the fundamentals of music theory, reading, and proper playing technique.
I’ve studied and played many genres of music, and in my experience, the classical repertoire provides the best foundation for a well-rounded pianist. That said, I offer classical piano lessons online to help you practice your playing techniques, but all genres of music are valuable. So please be open about what you want to play! I want to help you achieve your musical aspirations. However, I do not offer jazz piano lessons / improvisation online.
What Are Some Benefits Unique to Piano Lessons Online?
Logistically speaking, it doesn't get any easier than online piano lessons. Just sit down at the keyboard, log on to your computer, and enjoy your lesson.
Children and teenagers are increasingly learning through online platforms; the Khan Academy, Duolingo, and other online learning tools have changed how students process information, so your child may learn the piano better through an online medium.
Take lessons from anywhere: if you live in a region or country where high level, professional piano instruction isn't readily available, online lessons might be perfect for you. I'm happy to teach students from any country or continent as long as we can work out our time-zone differences!
How Are Your Lessons Different From the Hoffman Academy?
My lessons follow a traditional piano lessons model — I meet with a student “live” for a set period of time — while the Hoffman Academy provides a video series with related materials that you can access at will.
The Hoffman model is geared towards young children, and while it can be an effective method for teaching beginner piano lessons online, it isn’t flexible to your needs or goals, and you don’t have the benefit of an actual teacher on your side.
I certainly recommend taking personalized lessons with an actual teacher, but if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them!