From just prior to the first Covid-19 lockdown until June 2021, I moved all my teaching online. Nearly all of my pupils continued, using Zoom or Skype, and in some cases Jamulus, and benefited from this new way of learning.
I have superfast broadband hardwired right up to the piano, a quality microphone and, when using Zoom, an extra camera providing a view of my piano keyboard from above.
Here are some reviews of my online teaching from parents and pupils:
My 10 year old daughter Amelie has had piano lessons with Jennie for 4 years now and loves it. Jennie is a great teacher and really manages to spark enthusiasm for music! Her lessons are fun and engaging and Amelie is making great progress. I have been particularly impressed with how well the virtual sessions via Zoom during the lockdown have worked. All my initial concerns went away after the first session when I saw how much Amelie enjoys it and how engaging the sessions are! I would highly recommend Jennie as a piano teacher.
(M.S, parent of 10 year old piano pupil)
I would really recommend Jennie‘s online piano lessons. She is a dedicated and creative teacher who makes lessons fun, and is always looking for new tools to get the most out of video calls. She is supportive and encouraging of her pupils, and my son gets a lot out of the sessions. Thank you!
(C.M, parent of 8 year old piano pupil)
Once my initial awkwardness with technology was sorted out, online lessons are a very informal experience. Jennie is a close listener and balances helpful advice and correction with encouragement. I know exactly what to practice between classes, and additional material is added at a pace which I can manage.
I’m not target driven by exams, but she is helping me improve my skills while I stumble away at pieces I really enjoy.
Each class is a pleasure. The atmosphere is friendly and intimate, even over Zoom, and I am now enjoying playing every day.
(S.O, almost-beginner piano pupil – over 70)
Jennie’s patience, energy and enthusiasm have enabled my daughter to make amazing progress on the recorder. The switch to online lessons has been seamless – the zoom lessons have actually created space for even more creativity and are just as enjoyable and productive. Thank you Jennie!!
(F.S, parent of 8 year old recorder pupil)
Having online lessons in these extraordinary times has given me the incentive and inspiration to continue playing and progressing in my music making. The lessons, using zoom, have proved to be so successful with Jennie.
Pieces to practise can easily be sent through email and no time is wasted, leading to focused tuition. Jennie can play along with you or in sequence, leading to a very enjoyable lesson.
(B.B, adult recorder pupil)
Online recorder lesson – pupil’s experience