I learned, virtual piano lessons are better than no piano lessons.
I also learned that I really like the model that I created for piano lessons 26 years ago. I have tweaked the format here and there, but I do believe that it remains an entertaining, efficient, and effective way to teach piano. Kids love to be around other kids. They are inspired by each other’s accomplishments. There is an opportunity to teach music in more depth including theory, history, and general appreciation. This will translate into lifelong learning.
While I would love to get back to that model for everyone, I have decided to offer two options for lessons:
- In-Person Lessons: Small groups of up to four students during an hour in my home. I will work together with parents to create the groups and follow guidelines (masks, etc.) to keep students as safe as possible.
- Virtual Lessons: Individual lessons over FaceTime or Zoom. I will try to include a deeper knowledge of music as we move through the lesson.
Feel free to give me a call or email with interest or questions.
But most of all, what I re-learned over my summer vacation, was that, especially during uncertain times, music can bring joy and comfort to your family and to your home. If you have provided your child with piano lessons and they enjoyed it, continue to encourage them to play. If you can continue lessons, great. If that is not possible right now, be sure they keep playing. Have them play old favorites and try to read new music. You will all be glad you did.
Because… Music lasts a lifetime.