A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons

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A guide for my piano students who are moving to online lessons on a temporary basis. I hope this post helps other students who are moving to online learning.

The set-up in this post is basic and at no extra cost, for students who don’t want to spend on setting up for online lessons. It is meant for my students who usually learn in-studio, and take online lessons just once in a way. Or who move to online lessons on a temporary basis for a short period of time, and will return to in-studio lessons after that.

It’s time to take precautions so that COVID19 doesn’t spread, and be safe.

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Teaching my first Skype piano class

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I first tried online piano teaching in 2016. My student lived in Bandra, which is 2 hours away from my residence on a good day, and upto 3 hours during  peak hour traffic jams and monsoon flooding. I had stopped teaching weekly lessons in Bandra then, except for once a month lessons, which I was to discontinue later. Now, I teach full-time in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

My student, a 9 year old boy, moved from in-studio lessons to a combination of weekly online lessons via Skype, with a once a month in-studio lesson.

The first class took longer than planned due to set-up & connectivity issues, but the next was great! I was surprised to see benefits to online teaching that had not occurred to me until I tried it.

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