Safe and Convenient
If you’re in the Greensboro, NC area and you’re concerned about Covid-19, you can start online now and change to doing lessons in person when conditions improve. There’s no need for the pandemic to get in the way of wanting to learn or improve on the guitar.
If you’re in another part of the world and have found me through my blog or social media, I’m available to teach you online too!
Free Meet and Greet Test Session
I offer all prospective students a free meet and greet session. No commitment is needed to arrange this. We can talk about your history and goals for the guitar, how I go about teaching, and see if we’re a good fit.
This is also a good opportunity to make sure your device is set up for doing online lessons. This way, we won’t have a surprise tech issue in the first lesson. And, we can work out camera angles and lighting so we don’t take up time with that during the first lesson.
Tech Setup for Online Lessons
You’ll just need a computer, phone or tablet with a built in mic and camera. For most students, I’m using Zoom for video conferencing. I’ll email or text you a link, which you then click at the beginning of your lesson time to start the lesson.
No additional setup is needed.
Advantages of Online Lessons
Online lessons need not be thought of as inferior to in-person lessons. In fact, they offer some advantages over the traditional format.
The student develops a better sense of rhythm. Online lessons force a student to rely on their own sense of rhythm. It’s easy to default to playing along with the teacher to learn a new rhythm when doing lessons in-person. Online lessons push a student to develop their own sense of where the beat is, how to figure out a rhythm from reading rhythm notation, and how to play independently.
Better use of online/app based tools. Using a computer for online lessons means we can make better use of the array of digital learning tools that are available. Zoom also has useful screen sharing and audio sharing functions, which makes online tools easy to utilize in lessons.
Simple convenience. It’s easier to fit a lesson into your schedule when you don’t need to take the time to drive to the teacher’s studio. You can stay in the comfort of your own home, and put that extra time to good use (like, for instance, practicing!).