SKYPE MUSIC LESSON, HOW DOES IT WORK?
SKYPE music lessons at Edora Music School are the easiest, most comfortable, and most efficient way to study any musical instrument. Below you will learn about how to prepare for your first lesson, which kind of technical equipment you need to use during your online section, what computer programs do you need to install, and more:
You will need a PC or a tablet/laptop with a webcam (built-in or external), an Internet connection, SKYPE (which you can download here for free) and of course your musical instrument. Your Internet connection speed should not be less than 500 kb/second. At lower speeds, the video or sound might not work correctly during your Skype call. Follow this link to test your Internet speed connection. Most laptops, tablets, and PCs usually have a built-in high-quality camera. After your first lesson, you will know if your camera is acceptable or if you will need to get a new one.
The room where your online lessons will take place should have good lighting: try not to sit in front of the window, but remember that dim light is also undesirable. We recommend using a table lamp together with normal room lighting. Always check the proper functioning of your technical equipment and your Internet connection speed before each lesson starts!
Install Skype (free video calling program) and make sure that everything works correctly by making a call to your friends; or you can make a test call to the Echo / Sound Test Service.
Do not forget to sit in front of the camera during the video call so that your entire musical instrument is visible. At the same time, make sure that you are not too far from the camera and the image is not too small. In any case, the teacher will tell you how to sit correctly during the first lesson.
Go to the page “Lesson prices” to book your first lesson with the teachers at Edora Music School. After we receive your order, we will contact you to clarify the details and pick the right teacher for you. For more information on how to book/pay for the lesson, please click here.
Meet your teacher at the appointed time online.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS
AS WELL AS FOR PARENTS OF JUNIOR STUDENTS AT EDORA MUSIC SCHOOL
01Be sure to tell your teacher about the results you want to achieve, and also about the songs (pieces, musical compositions) you want to play or sing. Do not hesitate to ask questions if something is not clear to you during the lesson. The more teachers know about your goals and musical preferences, the easier it will be for them to create an effective plan for your musical development.
02Parents of junior students are welcome to attend the lesson also! Sit in on your children’s lessons and monitor educational progress on your own. Due to modern conference calling services, you do not need to be in the same room with your child in order to supervise the process. It is also important that you are aware of the lesson plan for the week, so that you can help your child prepare and encourage him/her to practice or complete any homework assignments him/her may have. Please keep in touch with your child’s teacher and make sure that your child always comes to class well prepared.
03For samples of online lessons with our students, please visit our official channel on YouTube or check the attached videos below. These videos will give you a clear idea of how we work and how we teach. On this page, you will also find the biographies of all the teachers at Edora Music School.
04You or your child should speak English, because all lessons at Edora Music School are taught in English. Classical, acoustic guitar, and mandolin can be taught in Italian as well as in English.
05For classical students who want to build their lesson around some particular piece, please send to your teacher the appropriate sheet music a few days before your actual lesson time. This way the teacher can be prepared for the lesson with the correct fingering, articulations, and dynamics.
For more information about Edora Music School, see the FAQ page. You can also ask any questions or give your suggestions by writing us an e-mail.
HOW WE DO THAT
Edora Music School gives online lessons via Skype to students around the world. We teach classical/acoustic/electric guitar, singing, violin, piano, banjo, and mandolin. These videos are clips taken from Skype lessons with our students. Face-to-face Skype lessons are 60 minutes long. All supporting materials such as tabs, chords, and exercises are provided absolutely free before each lesson.
Online acoustic guitar student: Sarah (first year of studying); teacher: Daria. Sarah is one of our students from England. A few years ago, her family relocated to Abu Dhabi so now she lives and studies there. Being a student with a limited budget, Sarah’s primary goal was to find a professional music teacher for a reasonable cost, so she chose Edora Music School because we provide the best service at moderate prices. Her teacher Daria led the lesson from Italy. Sarah was given essential tips for proper chords changes on the song “Riptide” by Vance Joy. Sarah also worked to handle rhythm in the right hand while playing (coordination between singing and playing). Currently, Sarah is studying acoustic guitar for beginners and has already mastered basic guitar chords and basic guitar strumming. She can play easy melodies, distinguish different notes and chords by ear, as well as harmonize melodies with chords and chord progressions.
Online acoustic guitar student: Helga (first year of studying); teacher: Elena. Helga is one of Edora Music School first students, and she has been studying with us for more than three years. Helga is German; she works as a nurse in a small hospital near Dannenberg. Because of her irregular work schedule, and because the nearest music school is far from her house, she chose online learning. During the entire period of studying at Edora Music School, Helga played more than 40 songs from bands such as the Beatles, the Eagles, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, etc. She mastered guitar fingerpicking basics, learned difficult chords and chords inversions, and even took a few vocal lessons with our singing teachers. The following video extract is taken from the early lessons.
We provide individual guitar (classical/acoustic/electric), vocal (contemporary/classical), violin, piano, mandolin, and banjo lessons via Skype. With our experienced teachers, you will reach your goals fast and get support along each step of your musical education.