I can’t believe how quickly time passes. I have been running the music program in our local Catholic Church for nearly two years already. It seems to me that we only just completed Easter from last year and already we set to begin the new Lenten season with will lead us to another year’s celebration of Easter! Time really does fly! I really do want to begin making more frequent posts for you all. Working on some ideas.
Summer has returned and our studio schedule has opened up a bit with students taking off for summer break and various things, including family vacations, present themselves. Now is a great time to inquire about singing lessons. For a free trial lesson with me, just head over to the “Lessons” page of this website and fill out the form. Voice lessons are a great way to enjoy the summer! D.F.
So I’ve decided to address this topic today due to the fact that this genre for tutelage is still a new frontier in learning. Having lessons online has an assortment of benefits and opportunities.
Pros: Convenience; the ability for student and teacher to get together at a time easiest for your schedule has never been more easily achieved than now with online singing lessons.
Variety of quality; utilizing the information super highway for your personal learning experience can now bring the best teachers from all over the world right into your home. Living in Kansas? No problem! You can have the best teachers from New York, Los Angelis, Yucca Valley, California… 🙂 or anywhere. Can you imagine the possibilities?
Cons: Connectivity can be bad at times. Nothing is more frustrating to me than having a lesson end abruptly due to the video call freezing up, or having poor call quality appear. Sometimes this can be due to weather, sometimes home internet systems. Still, other times, Skype just has a bad day and logs you off.
Please note: Always be sure to keep the Skype program on your computer up to date. I check multiple times each week. This also helps keep things moving along nicely.
Call delays; there are days when our lessons go along well and then the sound gets delayed on both sides. I recently gave a lesson to a student who heard what I said approximately 4 seconds after I said it. We turned the video off but kept the audio. Some of the delay diminished but I recall having some for a short time.
These are the foremost thoughts coming to my mind for online voice lessons. On the whole, this is truly a unique and engaging way to build the learning life of yourself or your loved ones and I believe the plusses far outweigh those things which take away or add frustration.
The internet has brought a new way to bring education home; literally. Be sure to check back here soon for more.
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve moved our base of operation to Yucca Valley. If you or anyone you know is interested in singing lessons/voice lessons, either in person or online, now is a great time to sign up for a free trial lesson. We are certain you’ll continue once you try! D.F.