We can use FaceTime (preferred), Skype, or other video conferencing software to conduct distance lessons. You will need to set up your Video Conferencing Device (VCD) so I can see your hands as you play on the keyboard.
The picture above shows my cell phone mounted on a tripod using a bicycle cell phone holder.
You will need a metronome to keep time.
Your metronome cannot be an app on the VCD. The device won't let two audio-related apps run simultaneously. That's why we won't use the Piano Adventures app during distance lessons.
If you use an electronic keyboard, this is a perfect opportunity to learn how to use the metronome feature. Consult the manual.
If you use a piano, you'll need a stand-alone metronome, a laptop running an online metronome, or a separate smart device running a metronome app.
You will need a Gmail address (Google account). They're free so you can set one up if needed. I will share a folder on my Google drive with your Google account. In that folder I will put:
You should always do your written work as soon as you can after your lesson. What you learn in the written assignments will help you with your practicing during the upcoming week.
With distance piano lessons, you need to complete your written assignments early so you can send me pictures of them, I can correct and return them before your next lesson. I will return assignments by putting them in your piano lesson Google folder.
You can send me pictures of your work via:
Check out my web page for student resources. It's available under the Piano Lessons menu, or you can click this link:
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