I just taught my last lesson in person for the next few weeks. I am sharing the email I sent out to my students. Feel free to copy and modify to fit your own circumstances.
I hope everyone is doing ok.
I will not be teaching The Arts Studio while schools are closed. All piano/voice lessons will be online during the school closures in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio. Lessons will be held this week March 18-19-20, and the week after spring break April 1-2-3.
I am currently teaching online lessons with students in other states and it works very well. I also study Jazz online with a teacher located in Nashville TN. Many of my students at the arts center have already had lessons with me online. Online lessons are just as effective as in-person lessons. Right now, they are even more effective than in-person lessons because I can continue to play musical examples for the students. I am reluctant to do this now as I don’t want to share the keyboard.
The lessons will be conducted via FaceTime or Skype. I recommend using a tablet or laptop as opposed to a phone due to the larger screen. For iPad users I will need the email address associated with Apple account. Please email it to me or text me at
Alternatively, you can open the FaceTime app. on your iPad and enter in my email address _____________________________If you do not use Apple devices you can use a laptop, (windows or mac) and install the free Skype app.https://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Skype-AccountI already have a Skype account my username is,______________________________
Please set up your device so that I can see your child and the keyboard. (They will also be able to see me). The easiest way to do this is to prop it up with some books on a small table or chair. The microphone and camera on whatever device you are using will work just fine. Students need to have their music ready and a pencil. I have all new music they might need ready to go in Pdf format. I can easily email it so that it can be printed. (Most students are all set with music for the next few weeks.)Thank you all for being the most amazing families I have ever had the privilege to work with. All of your children are the best!!
Please email me with. A – Your video call contact information.Email address for Ipad users/Skype username, contact info for Skype users.B – Any questions you may have. I am here to help you.
If I don’t hear from you I will re-contact you. I want to be sure everyone is able to get their lessons.
Phone # _____________________________________
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