Asynchronous Piano Lessons via Video Exchange
For some students, it’s just not possible to commit to a regular lesson time each week; that’s why I created asynchronous piano lessons via video exchange.
This form of distance learning is the most time-efficient and straightforward method possible. Students don’t need to commit to a regular lesson time each week, depend on a high-speed internet connection or worry about nerves when playing for the teacher. Students don’t even need to speak if they don’t want to.
As students often play best when they are relaxed, I find that this format helps to provide an accurate representation of the student’s current level, plus it couldn’t be more convenient!
How Do Asynchronous Piano Lessons Work?
Students send me a video of them completing the weekly assignment, and I provide personalised, tailored-made feedback in a video. I can edit a copy of your sheet music and include any demonstrations, tips, further tasks etc.
For complete beginners and in some other instances, I may initiate the video exchange to start straight away.
In essence, this will follow the same lesson structure as my online piano lessons , but at a time that is suitable for you. As with traditional piano lessons, you can prepare for exams, concerts or play for pleasure, and this option is available for both adults and children.
What do I send and how long are the lessons?
As with online piano lessons, the lesson length can range between 30 minutes and 60 minutes, depending on the student’s age and current level.
For asynchronous piano lessons, students send a video performance based on the previous week’s assignment. The assignment may consist of a complete piece, a section of a work, some scales, and/or a specific exercise etc.
I reserve a time slot on my calendar and use this time to make the videos. As I consider the amount of time spent watching the videos, annotating scores, writing notes and preparing the response, the length of the video I send will vary.
As a rough guide, I recommend that students who opt for 30-minute lessons send a video of no more than 5-7 minutes in length.
As you can rewind, pause, or slow down parts of the video, both a teacher and student can receive a lot of information in a relatively short video.
As the videos for asynchronous piano lessons tend to be large, I recommend sending them via We Transfer. You can download the file at a time that suits you and watch the class as many times as you wish.
What is the price of asynchronous piano lessons?
I offer 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute piano lessons, the length of which will depend on the age and current level of the student, in addition to what slots I currently have available.
Lesson prices are monthly and will vary depending on the lesson length and how many remaining classes there are in the academic year. Please contact me using the form below, and I will be more than happy to provide a quote and answer any more questions you may have. 🙂