top of page
Computer head.jpg
eighth note outline.jpg

I teach online via Zoom, Skype and Google Meet. I ALWAYS have a fully-charged mobile phone for backup at lessons.  Then if there's a problem, the student and I can communicate to find a solution.  

Stick figure talking mobile phone.jpg
E and B.png

For an online lesson the student will need:


  • A PC, tablet, or mobile phone with a microphone and camera.  It should be on a table or desk that enables the student to sit up STRAIGHT and play. In other words, a coffee table in front of a living room couch isn't a great setup.  A dining room table is fine.

  • A reliable internet connection

  • Lesson music, printed out or on a tablet

  • A metronome or metronome app

  • An armless chair that enables the student to sit with feet flat on the floor

  • For oboe players, a reed that has been soaking for 3-5 minutes

Students and parents receive an email lesson reminder 48 hours before the lesson and a text reminder 24 hours before the lesson.

I send the Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet link one hour before the lesson.

What if something goes wrong?  

  • If we lose the connection, I will restart the meeting.

  • If either of us has technical difficulties that we cannot resolve quickly, e.g. if the WiFi fails, we'll reschedule the lesson.  If we're just a few minutes from the end of the lesson, we'll finish via phone.

  • If a student is delayed at school or a school bus is running late, please let me know ASAP.  Whenever possible we'll move the lesson to later in the afternoon or to the next day.

bottom of page