Why Online Learning?
Webcam violin lessons are a wonderful and convenient choice for families with busy schedules, as well as for families who wish to save time and money. Online instruction is similar to the traditional in-person private lesson in that the student receives live instruction, in real time via Skype, in the comfort of the student's home or office. There is no driving, no walking, or waiting for the bus. If you have a cold or are recovering from an illness, lessons can still take place as scheduled.
Students and families who have chosen webcam violin instruction have been very pleased with its convenience and ease of use. Students can also have the advantage of recording their lessons directly onto their computer for later review.
We are available 12 hours of the day so that lessons are possible in every time zone. We can be around the corner or around the world from each other. Many students who travel have found this way of learning especially convenient. What's more, taking lessons consistently throughout the year is most beneficial. All you need are the following: high-speed internet connection, Skype, webcam and microphone, pencil, violin and bow, and your shoulder rest.
Who Should Study Online?
Webcam lessons are intended for students who have already had at least one year of violin instruction. Students of all ages are invited to sign up for the program. We offer two options: an Academic Year program from September to June, or a three-lesson package plan purchased as often as you like.
Summer webcam instruction is also offered. All students, including new students are welcome to participate.
Best of Both Worlds
Webcam Instruction and In-Person Lessons
Sometimes, families wish to have the best of both worlds; a violin program consisting of webcam and in-person lessons. We are delighted to offer this popular option. All lesson times and dates will be arranged with each family in order to accommodate the student's schedule.
When Do We Begin lessons?
Webcam instruction will be arranged after an online/webcam "meet and greet" conference to determine the student's goals and to discuss the appropriate lesson time slot. To sign up for your complimentary online conference session, please e-mail us to schedule your appointment. It is important that both the student and parent be present during the "meet and greet" session.
Lessons will begin after all registration materials have been received.
Payment for online lessons is to be paid in advance. For the Academic Year program, lessons will be paid in ten monthly installments.
Famous Quotes ...
One of the most important elements
in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening.
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency - half tiger, half poet.
Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that's already high level. These three are the main things.
I hope I will always have the chance to play the violin.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano.
Trust your ability!
Music is the divine way to tell
beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It is something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we are from, everyone loves music.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.