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Offline determined2learn

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Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
« on: July 18, 2021, 09:36:49 PM »
If anyone has experience with online 1:1 instruction, please give me some info on how you found them.  I see there are a number of online instructor communities but I don't know if the reputation is strong. 


I've posted a similar thread on the teaching board. 


I also wonder if the cost of 1:1 lessons is in line with in person- in-a-studio.  Thank you to whomever can help me find an instructor.  To this point (2 years) I've been self-taught with paid online video classes.  I feel that I need some qualified feedback and solutions to technique issues for starters. 




Thank you. 

Offline dogperson

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 10:03:56 PM »
If I were looking for a remote teacher, I would try this pianist/teacher,
http://deniszhdanov.com/  As his tutorials are some of the best I have ever seen.

I have no idea what he charges or what level of student he teaches.

Here is one of his tutorials on pedaling



If you decide to contact him, I would appreciate any information.



Offline determined2learn

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 12:06:04 AM »
Thanks! Enjoying the video, but it's way above my level!

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 12:33:48 AM »
Thanks! Enjoying the video, but it's way above my level!


IMHO the level of the video shouldn’t be important— but what is important is the clarity and the detail of his instruction.  That is what I hope you will look for in a teacher— this one or someone else 😊

Offline determined2learn

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 01:52:08 AM »
Yes, I agree! He is obviously very knowledgeable. His skill level isn't the problem...

Offline jimf12

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 04:03:34 PM »
Are you open to the possibilities at all of doing in person lessons?    I've never had a virtual lesson, and I know that there are people that say they can be effective, but I just can't imagine how a virtual lesson can be anywhere near as effective as an in person lesson.   


Offline determined2learn

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Re: Looking for an online 1:1 piano teacher
«Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 12:36:23 AM »
At this time I will not do in person lessons. Florida is too out of control with covid. Ideally, I'd like to do online with the option to meet in person if the need arose. I completed my 300 and 400 level college classes online. (I was an old college student.)


I'm pretty confident I can get the help I need virtually. I've learned a great deal from recorded lessons already.