“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Skype Piano Lessons

Piano by Skype

     Over the years, some of my students who've moved away have asked for Skype lessons. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to teach long distance, but once I tried it I found it to be nearly as
effective as in-person lessons. The only thing missing really is the ability to physically guide the student's hand. A flexible camera aimed at the keys and access to Skype are all that's necessary. So, I've decided to open up Skype lessons for anyone who would like to explore long-distance piano. To inquire, use the "contact' tab above, leave a comment below or visit my website.

1 comment:

Holt Sanders said...

Hello Mr.Stannard,
I am very interested in setting up a lesson. I have six of your books, and I have learned so much from you already. I am particularly interested in Chopin, Bach and Debussy. I've been inspired by your idea of morsels for regular chewing, and in fact, I play pieces that are very ambitious for me. I have recently been playing several nocturnes (9-3, 9-1, 62-1) and mazurkas (7-3, 63-3, 67-4, 68-4) but I frequently chew on the barcarolle. I am not particularly focused, but I am very enthusiastic.
While I have used skype, I have only used the camera and microphone on the laptop, so I need to work on my technology, but I have taken steps to improve it in the next week.
My email is holtsanders@comcast.net.
I really appreciate all your great insights through your books, and I hope that we can work out a lesson.
Holt Sanders