Piano Lessons Online on Skype, FaceTime and Zoom
In the light of the pandemic online piano lessons on Skype, FaceTime and Zoom were introduced in March 2020 and continue to be offered. All you need is a computer or tablet but you could also enhance the audio quality of lessons by obtaining a microphone and loudspeaker which would be an advisable but not absolutely unavoidable course of action. The internet connection is an important component - if possible try to obtain a booster or opt for the fastest speed possible. The teacher is fully equipped for online tuition.
Since starting online tuition with the onset of the pandemic in 2020 it has been extremely surprising to see how well online formats work for instrumental lessons. If you have not tried it - be encouraged!
Questions & Answers Regarding Online Learning
🎵 Which age would online piano lessons be suitable for? - Online learning does not work very well with very young children because they find it harder to focus and really need a three-dimensional reality; relying on receiving information via a fairly small screen embedded in their home is not the most functional solution for the youngest. But It normally does work very well with children from the age of approximately 7 years as well as teenagers and adults.
🎵 At which levels does piano learning online work best? - For beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, all grade exams and some diplomas. It is less suitable for conservatory-level students.
Setup for online piano lessons - which devices would be necessary?
You would need a computer or tablet and the best possible internet connection. For many this is enough.
🎵 Check if your internet connection is functional or fast enough.
🎵 Set up your device on the side of the piano.
🎵 Make sure that the keyboard of your piano as well as your hands, arms, back and head all fit into the frame.
🎵 If you are interested in enhancing the quality of transmission explore the options of getting a microphone, loudspeakers, perhaps even an interface and better-quality devices.
USB Microphones for Lessons
Here are some preliminary suggestions for USB microphones, some of which would be connectible to iPads with an adapter:
Going higher up:
If you are interested in high-quality professional microphones I would recommend to explore products of the Neumann company among others, here is a book about them:
There are specialised stores (also online) where an extremely versatile variety of different types and quality of auxiliary devices for music making can be found. Here are some of them:
Youtube is an invaluable source for finding video reviews with sound samples of different microphones in comparison.
In terms of suggesting loudspeakers I would only venture as far as listing some brands for mid-range speakers which work well for classical music. High-end speakers would usually be acquired with very specific individualistic ideas in mind without a need for further advice.
- Bowers & Wilkins
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