Online piano Theory Voice Workshops

Online Lesson Resources

I will teach you

Everyone has done an incredible job with online lessons this month!  I’m so proud of you.

Here is a quick checklist of resources available to students:

Some quick tips for setting up for your online lesson

  • Please download Zoom onto your device before the lesson
  • To make lessons interactive, there will be some activities where students are asked to annotate the screen – this can be done on any device – have a play around with it with students so they feel comfortable and confident
  • Have your books/resources ready to go before we start (don’t forget your pencil)
  • Piano/Keyboard: Find a way to prop up the camera so that I’ll be able to see the student’s hands
  • Voice: Angle the camera so that I can see a full body view of students when they are singing
  • Voice: Have your backing tracks ready to go on a separate device (if possible) so that you can sing along to them
  • Everyone: Have fun!  (I’d love to meet any pets and favourite toys you’d like to introduce to me!!)

Flexible Lesson Options

If you’d like to change your lesson day/time during the social distancing restriction period – please reach out.  I’m happy to temporarily reschedule lessons.   I’m also happy to split lessons into shorter blocks of time and spread them out during the week.  This is great if you’re noticing that students are a bit fatigued.  For example – you may wish to split your regular 30 minute lesson into two 15 minute lessons eg. one on a Tuesday and the other on a Thursday.

Don’t forget to check out the holiday workshops and register for any that interest you.  These will be updated regularly.

Love your work everyone – you’re doing an incredible job!

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Online Lesson Delivery

Lessons Online

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re hanging in there.  It’s certainly been a challenging time for many families.

Due to the new government directive, it is necessary to move lessons online or by video delivery as soon as possible.  From Monday 30th March, all lessons will be via Zoom (for online delivery) or a video lesson will be prepared and the link and any associated resources will be emailed to students.  If you haven’t had a chance to arrange an online lesson with me, we’ll do so as a priority (it only takes 15 minutes and it’s super easy and fun).

For existing students and families: If you have lost your job/significant income due to this situation and it is impacting your ability to be able to afford lessons, please contact me and I will be happy to provide free tuition for term 2.

I’d like to remind you of the awesome resources that are available to you at no extra cost that I’ve subscribed to, to make lessons more engaging, fun and functional in this online environment.  Please please please do make use of them.    I believe at this time I have one keyboard that I can loan out to a student who may not have one (I do need to test that it works properly).  Please let me know if this is helpful.

  • Tonara – an engaging practice app for singing and piano students where lesson content and related resources are available to students including sheet music, backing tracks and links to apps and content
  • Piano Maestro – a fantastic sight reading and performance app for students to play piano/keyboard along to wonderful music.  This is available on iOS
  • Supersonics Plus Piano – all your sheet music, theory and backing tracks for the Supersonics Piano Series

Should you need login’s re-sent to you for these apps, please reach out and I’ll be happy to resend.  I’m sharing fun and engaging educational apps daily through our studio Facebook page – and resources and updates are available through our studio Facebook group

Free holiday workshops (and possibly some will be introduced next week) will be available so that students can remain socially connected and have fun.  Information is available on my website and I’ll keep you posted with any updates.

It’s my absolute priority to do everything I can to maintain a sense of normalcy and well-being for students and their families in these difficult times.  Please let me know of any suggestions you have or if there is any way that I can help you.

Best wishes,


Online piano Theory Voice

Free Online Holiday Workshops

Music Holiday Progam

Join me at 10am each day from the 6th to the 9th of April for a program of online holiday fun!

Register here and I’ll send you a link to join the classes.  Please nominate which day(s) you’d like to join us!

The program for week two will be coming soon!

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Easter Break Lessons

School holiday online lessons will be available to people who’d like to keep going during the Easter break. Please let me know if you’d like to have lessons during the break and we can work out a day and time that suits you best. Lessons for term 2 will commence online (unless advised otherwise) on Monday 20th April. It’ll be great to have fun activities to keep us all engaged during this time. Also keep an eye out for my free music workshops during the Easter holidays 💕❤️🎵Easter Break

Online piano Theory Voice

Online Lessons and You!

Online Lessons

Online lessons are great in so many situations!  Here’s a few of my favourites:

  •  I have a fantastic teacher but he/she lives too far away for me to travel (or in a different city, state or country!)
  •  I can’t get to my lesson today (great if family members can’t take you, you’re waiting for deliveries, you don’t want to take off your slippers)
  •  I’m not feeling very well – but well enough to learn.  I don’t want to share my bug with my teacher and other students.

Technology is a wonderful thing.  I have also taken online lessons with a fabulous vocal coach – Kimberley Smith of That Sweet Roar – teachers love to learn too!  Check out Kim’s site – she’s fabulous!!

Any additional digital resources will be provided to you before the lesson so that you’re ready to go.

In order for me to be super prepared for your lesson, I just ask that you provide me with as much advance notice if you need to switch from an in person private lesson to a online lesson

Great things about online lessons:

  • Learn from the comfort of home
  • Reduced travel time – no travel time!
  • They’re super fun and engaging!
  • You’ll receive a video of the lesson afterwards to keep and replay

Online lessons – what you’ll need

  • Time to set up before your lesson (5-10 minutes – hey that’s quicker than driving to my house!!)
  • Device with camera and Skype or Zoom app
  • Internet connection
  • Your normal lesson resources – sheet music, worksheets, lyrics, keyboard for pianists

We attend buddy lessons – will this work for us?

Buddy lessons are best in person (I haven’t tried a multiple lesson in an online format but I can imagine it would be interesting – let me know if you’d like to try!) as much of the fun comes from interacting and collaborating.  Video lessons are available as an option if you are unable to attend your buddy lesson.

Freebie for my students

I’d love you to see how fun and engaging online lessons can be.  I’m offering my students a free 15 minute online lesson to experience it first hand.  I’ll be releasing lesson times for you to book into via the My Music Staff student/parent portal   If you need your usename and password reset, please message me and I’ll reset it for you.

What if I’m too sick for an online lesson?

Great question!  I’ll use your regular lesson time to prepare a video lesson for you.  You’ll be provided with a video lesson that you can do when you’re feeling better.  This will be available from the My Music Staff student/parent portal and you can download it and watch at your leisure – as many times as you like.

Any questions?

I’m happy to help  by answering any questions you have.  The best way to experience it is to book in your free 15 minute online lesson and I’ll send you a quick set up guide including tips for position of the camera to get you started.