How online lessons work
Online lessons work in much the same way as in-person lessons, only you don't need to travel to meet your teacher! You get to take lessons on your own instrument while still benefiting from personalised, one-on-one teaching. You will require some basic technology that is easy to set up and use.
Laptop or tablet
A laptop or tablet with an inbuilt camera and audio. Position your device to the side of your piano so your hands are easily visible.
A fast and reliable internet connection will help your lessons to run smoothly.
Lessons are held via online video using a platform called Zoom. Zoom is easy to download and use.
You can get started with piano lessons using whatever equipment you already have, even with a smartphone for the first few lessons if you don't have a laptop or tablet readily available. If you have questions about the setup required, you are welcome to contact me.
Example of how an online lesson is set up
Below is an example of how I set-up for lessons. I have a laptop that gives a side view of the keyboard and a webcam that gives an overhead view of the keyboard.
For students, I recommend having a laptop or tablet positioned to the side of your piano. An adjustable music stand works well to allow the device to be positioned at the right height where your hands are easily visible. Alternatively, you can place your device on a chair or small table with a stack of books to adjust the height.
An optional extra for individual lessons is to have an overhead webcam. This is best suited to adult piano learners or teenagers who feel comfortable setting it up for their lessons. A portable webcam attached to a microphone stand works well for an overhead view.
laptop on a music stand
If you have further questions about how online piano lessons work, you are welcome to contact me.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”