The student must have a good internet connection, a webcam, and an account with Skype. Singers must also have an alternate audio player to play vocal warm ups and accompaniments so as to not interfere with the transmission of the singer's voice via Skype. The vocal warm ups are sent via a link to your email where you can download the mp3's to your computer and from there either burn a cd to play on an external cd player or download them to an mp3 player with external audio playback capabilities (speakers). A cd can be burned and mailed to the student as well if they do not have the capability to download or burn a cd for themselves. Some vocal warm ups will be played by the instructor and then expected to be sung back a cappella by the student, but the cd and mp3 tracks are helpful for those just learning vocal warm ups.
Music theory activities will be assigned and checked by the instructor online during the lesson.
Lessons are scheduled just as other lessons are scheduled and the cancellation/makeup policy is the same for online lessons.
Students are always encouraged to try a few in-person lessons, if they have the capability, to get used to the studio's teaching style and lingo, but it is not a requirement and in fact I have had great success with students who start on Skype directly. Thanks to all of the current technology breakthroughs, student's can get just as good of a well rounded musical experience and education as if they were in person.
studio still will have it's normal performing opportunities and all
online student's are encouraged to come to those if they are capable. If
not, in-home recitals are an option (inviting a small group of people
to come hear you at your home or a friend's home while having the
teacher listen in online). Or you can just take online lessons for your