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Written by Trevor Baron

I’m a certified online piano and theory teacher accredited by the Royal Conservatory of Music; I specialize in providing personalized online lessons using platforms such as Skype and Zoom.


February 9, 2024

FAQ-About piano lessons

How do online piano lessons work?

We meet for your weekly piano or theory lesson once a week on your chosen day and time on Skype or Zoom. You are given songs to practice each week, which we review during the next lesson.

What technology and equipment do I need for online piano lessons?

Setting up is a straightforward process. Put simply, all that’s required is a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone equipped with a microphone and speakers. Additionally, ensure that you have Skype or Zoom installed.

Is online learning as effective as in-person lessons?

Certainly. Online piano students achieve great success in all areas of their studies, just like students receiving in-person lessons. Online lessons are also convenient and effective ways to study for the exams of The Royal Conservatory of Music.

How can I get feedback and support during online lessons?

Participating in live online lessons through platforms such as Skype or Zoom closely resembles the experience of in-person lessons. In these sessions, feedback on your performance is delivered in real-time, and any questions you may have are promptly addressed. Moreover, at my studio, there is ongoing support available even between lessons.

Are there specific considerations for online piano lessons for beginners?

For younger children, assistance may be required in setting up their lesson, and ongoing support during the session may be necessary, particularly if the child is unfamiliar with Skype or Zoom. There are no special considerations for adult or senior students who are beginners. 

What age is suitable to start piano lessons?

Usually, students begin their live online piano lessons around the age of seven.

Do I need to own a piano to take lessons?

To participate in lessons and ensure effective practice between sessions, it is essential to own either a piano or a five-octave electronic music keyboard.

How long are typical piano lessons?

Typical piano lessons run for about 30 minutes; however, 45- and 60-minute lessons are also available upon request.

What is the best practice routine for a beginner?

Beginners should set aside time each day to establish a daily practice routine. Students have the option to either designate a specific practice duration or, even more effectively, establish a goal for each practice session.

How often should I practice?

The more one practices, the better the results. However, students who dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes three times a week typically experience progress.

Do you offer online piano lessons?

I hold an online teaching certification from The Royal Conservatory of Music. Through my studio, Bach To Basics, I offer live online piano and theory lessons conducted via Skype or Zoom. You can find out more about my studio and lessons here.

What qualifications do your piano teachers have?

Bach to Basics Music is my private online teaching practice. Accumulating over 25 years of experience as a full-time piano and theory teacher, I have obtained advanced certification from The Royal Conservatory of Music for teaching both piano and theory. Additionally, I have earned a certificate from the RCM specifically for teaching music online.

Can I learn to play specific songs that I like?

Of course. Playing the songs you love is an essential part of learning the piano.

How quickly can I expect to progress in piano?

That question is tricky; it depends on how much you practice, your skill level, and previous experience. Most students can start playing simple versions of the music they love within a few lessons. Progression in learning the piano is, of course, different for all students.

What is the cancellation policy for lessons?

If the teacher misses, it’s taken off the invoice; however, if a student misses a lesson, we try to make up the time. Exceptional circumstances can be considered.

Do you provide recital opportunities for students?

Regrettably, my online teaching studio does not provide recital opportunities.

What materials do I need for piano lessons?

During your free trial lesson, we discussed what music books may be required for lessons. Most books can be purchased online or at your local music store, costing less than $40.

How do I choose the right piano teacher for me?

One of the crucial aspects when searching for a music teacher, in addition to considering their experience and qualifications, is finding someone with whom you connect and feel at ease. Hence, I provide a free trial lesson with no pressure or commitment, allowing you to assess if I am the right teacher for you.

Can I take piano lessons as an adult beginner?

Of course, many of my students are adults who had no prior piano lessons or experience.

Are there group piano lessons available?

Unfortunately, I do not offer group piano classes as of yet.

How much do piano lessons typically cost?

Piano or theory lessons start at around $32.00 for a 30-minute lesson. Fourty-five minute and hour lessons are also available.

What if I have to miss a lesson due to scheduling conflicts?

Usually, we try to make up the time unless there are exceptional circumstances. This is something we discuss along with studio policies if you decide to enroll after your free trial lesson.

Do you offer gift certificates for piano lessons?

Unfortunately, gift certificates are not available at this time. But if you’re really excited about it, contact me, and we can see what we can do. 

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 9:00pm

My studio is closed for lessons.

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