Learn singer-songwriter online with our online singer-songwriter teachers
Online singer-songwriter lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn singer-songwriter online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons.
Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced singer-songwriter lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.
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BAH Teacher #2305
"I believe learning music should be relaxed, flexible, fun, and focused. "
BAH Teacher #2106
"I am passionate about helping students see the big picture of what it means both to learn and to enjoy music!"
BAH Teacher #2565
"I give my students the tools, encouragement, and guidance to follow and discover their passion for music! We play what makes us excited, I'm here to help along the way"
BAH Teacher #2355
"I encourage and supports students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. "
BAH Teacher #2981
Music should be enjoyed by everyone, from all ages and all walks of life."
BAH Teacher #2442
" I can confidently express there has been nothing more fulfilling than sharing my love of music with others."
BAH Teacher #2538
"My students have consistently achieved distinctions in examinations and my method of preparation for auditions has led many of my students to attain roles in major productions. "
BAH Teacher #2838
"I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your musical journey!"
BAH Teacher #2796
"I can teach in a variety of musical styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz and gospel."
BAH Teacher #2869
"I believe that I owe it to students to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in them as well."
BAH Teacher #2347
"Music is an universal language that one can use to express themselves."
BAH Teacher #2591
"There is nothing better than to help someone get the love of their life back so they can get back out there on the stage and shine!"
BAH Teacher #3115
"It is important to be patient and create a sense of passion for the student. Music is an emotion and it's important to love what you study. That is the teacher's job."
BAH Teacher #2877
"My goals as a teacher are to help you learn safe and healthy technique, develop musicianship, as well as to inspire, challenge, encourage and support you throughout your musical journey."
BAH Teacher #2657
"All of my lessons are centred around artistic expression, and the enjoyment of music."
BAH Teacher #2991
"Every student brings something new to the table and I strive to use their individual strengths to build new skills in a way that is engaging, challenging, and supportive. "
BAH Teacher #2625
"I would be happy to aid and guide you through whatever stage of your music journey you are currently in!"
BAH Teacher #3073
"I have taught many genres, from singer-songwriter to classical, and believe it is never too early or too late to begin learning an instrument!"
BAH Teacher #2603
"Teaching music provides not only skills and knowledge, but also opportunities for students to create strong communities, self-worth and meaningful relationships with one another."
BAH Teacher #3085
"Many of my students have advanced to University to study music, including to the University of Toronto, Western and Laurier."
BAH Teacher #3103
"I believe people learn better when they are relaxed and having fun."
BAH Teacher #2566
"Let's have a great time while we learn to play our instruments and create music!"
BAH Teacher #2799
"My lessons are for anyone wanting to learn the guitar for the first time or for people who already can play but wish to further their knowledge and ability."
BAH Teacher #1874
"Music should be enjoyable and a passion."
BAH Teacher #1861
"If you already love listening to music, imagine playing music. You'll see, it's magic!"
BAH Teacher #2272
"My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves."
BAH Teacher #1531
"Music is a lasting gift you can give yourself or your child."
BAH Teacher #1964
"My students create music that communicates by combining natural musicality with an ever deepening musical understanding."
BAH Teacher #2151
"Whether you're a child just learning to play, or an adult trying to reconnect with the guitar, you will always feel welcome in my lessons!"
BAH Teacher #2155
"We learn at YOUR pace, not mine, and we'll have a lot of fun along the way."
BAH Teacher #2207
" In my lessons I try to create a warm and welcoming environment."
BAH Teacher #2518
" I want to help to shape student character, help to build critical thinkers, and equip students to make meaningful contributions to society."
BAH Teacher #2700
"My goal is to instill a fine sense of music appreciation, while at the same time, teaching students about the technical aspects of music. "
BAH Teacher #2310
" I listen and adapt to my students needs in the moment. "
BAH Teacher #2348
"I want others to explore their passion and feel good when they sing. "
BAH Teacher #2402
" I make it my job to keep lessons engaging and educational in the most enjoyable way."
BAH Teacher #2406
"Most of all I like to share the fun of playing and singing with my students every lesson."
BAH Teacher #2487
"I aim to help students connect their ears and minds with their fingers in order to help them create their own music spontaneously."
BAH Teacher #2504
"The extreme amount of happiness for me is when I see my students have learned what I have taught them.
BAH Teacher #2920
"Nothing is more important to me than being able to work with students on honing in on their natural talents."
BAH Teacher #2825
"I think that everyone should get the chance to see if music can be as important for them as it is for me. "
BAH Teacher #2663
" I believe that music is for anyone of any age. "
BAH Teacher #2296
" I have worked with students of all ages and styles and would love to hear from you about learning music."
BAH Teacher #2042
"I am happy to tailor lessons, practice schedules, and repertoire to students & parents and their needs. "
BAH Teacher #2004
"Even if it is just 70's tv show themes, I can find a way to relate their current knowledge with the lesson of the day."
BAH Teacher #3050
"Each lesson will focus on strengthening your vocal ability while incorporating songs that you know and love."
BAH Teacher #2160
"Without music life would be a mistake."
BAH Teacher #2656
"I like to leave space for spontaneity and freedom."
BAH Teacher #3091
" I will teach you everything I know from the Berklee College of Music Program to tricks and methods for holistic approach to your instrument."
What benefits do online singer-songwriter lessons offer?
Choice of teacher: Online singer-songwriter lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.
There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.
You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.
What is the best method or software for online lessons?
Online singer-songwriter lessons, often referred to as zoom singer-songwriter lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.
There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.
It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)
Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.
A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example singer-songwriter fingering or hand position.
Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.
If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:
- You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
- You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
- You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.
Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.
HOW TO START ONLINE SINGER-SONGWRITER LESSONS
A simple explanation of our process
Choose a singer-songwriter teacher that’s just right for you.
Book an Interview
Get in touch with your singer-songwriter teacher on the phone or by text or by email. Ask questions and try to determine if this is the right teacher student relationship. Feel free to set a time for your first singer-songwriter lesson.
Try It Out
Use the first two lessons to see if things are working the way you’d like. Cancel at anytime or ask to have another teacher assigned.
We have students that have enjoyed learning with us for over a decade. Whether you are a parent looking for the right teacher to start a young child on the right path or an adult looking to play for pleasure and enjoyment we have the right teacher for you.