March 31, 2020

Just Picture it! Having a music lesson from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to worry about the time it takes to drive to the lessons, snow days, minor illness, or getting out of your comfy clothes. Heck, sometimes I am wearing my slippers teaching. You can still learn just as well as in-person lessons and might gain even better practicing habits because of it.

I have been teaching online lessons through Skype for over 4 years. I have noticed students are more self-disciplined and develop better practice skills in online lessons. They learn to take notes for themselves better and how to think critically about what they are learning.

So, here I am writing about online music lessons. You may have heard about it before and thought that is odd. In-person is still better. I say, “Not always true. Both have their place.” I am a firm believer that some students work better in different atmospheres.  It all depends on the student and having a teacher that is willing to fit to the stu...

July 6, 2017

Have you started taking music lessons already? Or are you thinking about it? If so you probably have a reason. To make sure your reason for starting becomes a reality, you should always define what your goals will be.  To help you to define these goals I have listed some tips below.

-Why?

Have a clear reason for taking lessons. A well-defined reason will aid you and your teacher/coach to achieve what you are looking for from your lessons.  Please make sure you are scratching deeper than surface answers like “I have always wanted to”. Why have you wanted to?  Go deeper.

-Set Long-term Goals

Once you know why you are taking or want to take music lessons, the goals will be easier to make. Start with your long term goal. This is what you want to achieve on the grand scale.  Some example could be: wanting to perform with confidence or you want to participate in a music group/ church group. You will then move to how you will prepare yourself for this bigger goal by setting smaller ones.

-Set...

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