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 #1531

"Music is a lasting gift you can give yourself or your child."

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 #2442

" I can confidently express there has been nothing more fulfilling than sharing my love of music with others."

BAH Teacher #2540

"I aim to inspire students to want to practice and play through teaching to what already interests them."

BAH Teacher #2796

"I can teach in a variety of musical styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz and gospel."

BAH Teacher #2347

"Music is an universal language that one can use to express themselves."

BAH Teacher #2114

"I have been teaching music for 16 years, and I absolutely love seeing people come alive."

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 #2504

"The extreme amount of happiness for me is when I see my students have learned what I have taught them. "

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 #2503

"I have consistently helped students achieve high exam scores & I enjoy teaching both children and adults while using the traditional method of teaching & incorporating Suzuki method. "

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 #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 #2609

"No matter who you are or how old you are, music will have a positive impact on your life in so many ways and I encourage you to try it!"

BAH Teacher #1861

"If you already love listening to music, imagine playing music. You'll see, it's magic!"

BAH Teacher #2635

"First and foremost I want my students to have fun. "

BAH Teacher #2566

"Let's have a great time while we learn to play our instruments and create music!"

BAH Teacher #2568

"Your joy and success as a student is my joy and success as a teacher!"

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 #2537

"Years of teaching have taught me that with the right personalized guidance anyone can become a phenomenal musician."

BAH Teacher #1874

"Music should be enjoyable and a passion."

BAH Teacher #2348

"I want others to explore their passion and feel good when they sing. "

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 #1447

"Whether you're 5 or 105, as long as the passion is there, I guarantee results!"

BAH Teacher #1544

"My strength lies in music theory, music history and musicianship skills as well as composition."

BAH Teacher #1607

"Above all, I want my students to have fun! – music is a joyful endeavor, and it would be a pleasure for me to guide students through it. "

BAH Teacher #1937

"The ability to both express and convey emotion is in my opinion what makes music so wonderful."

BAH Teacher #2310

" I listen and adapt to my students needs in the moment. "

BAH Teacher #2113

"If a teacher doesn't have passion for teaching, then their student will not have a passion for learning."

BAH Teacher #1964

"My students create music that communicates by combining natural musicality with an ever deepening musical understanding."

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 #2272

"My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves."

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 #2657

"All of my lessons are centred around artistic expression, and the enjoyment of music."

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 #2772

" I guarantee that each lesson will be prepared, organised and tailored to your unique needs."

BAH Teacher #2042

"I am happy to tailor lessons, practice schedules, and repertoire to students & parents and their needs. "

BAH Teacher #2169

"My time working with others, sharing my passion and inspiring students in my vocal lessons has been my greatest joy."

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 #1934

"Having fun and learning at the same time are important to me. "

BAH Teacher #2160

"Without music life would be a mistake."

BAH Teacher #2444

" I emphasize patience in my teaching practice and take the time to explain how technique and theory might be relevant to whatever goals the student is trying to achieve. "

BAH Teacher #2656

"I like to leave space for spontaneity and freedom."

BAH Teacher #1933

"Music is not only great for the soul but is also one of the greatest activities to boost your brain function."

BAH Teacher #2687

"I am patient, devoted and I will always teach with a smile!"

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.

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