Online Music Lessons radio interview with BBC Radio Tees
Earlier this year, it was a delight to be interviewed by Gary Philipson, broadcast 22nd March at 11:20 am on my online music lessons. We touched on many aspects of my vocal coaching, piano, organ, aural and singing lessons and the interview can be heard here. I thought I’d follow up on this interview.
Music Lessons for Adults
It was great to discuss online music lesson teaching technique and the extra benefits of bespoke teaching videos made at the end of each lesson. The fact that there is no age boundary to lessons was an important, succinct point. Too often, music lessons are perceived as being ‘for children’ whereas many adults start from scratch or return to singing or playing an instrument.
Pop Piano Lessons Online
One very popular route for adults has been my “pops no dots” teaching. This particularly allows adults and teenagers to have pop piano lessons online. They like to “comp” chord progressions and often have such busy lifestyles that learning traditional notation is outside of their time-frame. Sometimes they can’t put as much time into playing as they would like, but they just enjoy sitting down at a piano, ‘strumming along’ and gaining enjoyment from playing. These are how many zoom or face-to-face lessons work for students that want this kind of learning.
However, the pop piano courses in the online piano lessons library go much further than this. They start with the ear, play the melody in several keys in order to understand pitch relationships, you then add chords and work on exercises to play a bass line simultaneously and hear two things at once, then improvise, read notation and sight-read all based around the piece in question.
Quite a few teenagers also enjoy pop piano lessons online because it allows them to play the pieces that they know. Teenagers are particularly keen to play what they already know.
Gary set me a challenge after I suggested that everyone can sing! I cited the fact that at a Welsh rugby match you will find choral singing in full spirit. Often people say, “I can’t sing” or “You don’t want to hear my voice” when actually what they should do is seek a vocal coach or singing teacher because they want to sing, but have an aspect in their vocals that they do not yet know how to overcome. This is where specific vocal technique from a good vocal coach can really help.
I returned to the BBC for a further interview to discuss the pop piano lessons online library. Here’s the follow up interview with Anthony Collins:
Pop Piano Lessons Online in the Piano Course Library
The pop piano lessons online library membership is a subscription based library that gives you access to absolutely all piano, organ, singing, aural lessons all inclusive. Members can also request their own courses specific to their needs and requirements.
The piano lessons in the library are taught via digital magazines. These are enhanced pdfs with text and tutorial pop up videos on every page along side, snippets of music notation, chord symbols and sight-reading.
To see examples visit:
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