Lessons with Edly
It took the pandemic to get me back into teaching. I’m currently doing so via Zoom, for $50 with a sliding scale if necessary. I offer lessons on guitar, piano, mandolin, tenor banjo, electric bass, clarinet, and recorder. I also have some students who mostly just want to work on theory. Others use Edly Paints the Ivories Blue as a starting point. I’m fine with various scenarios and focuses… including shifting ones.
If you liked my book(s), you’ll love my private lessons.
My books were written to be understood by a wide range of people. My lessons are fine-tuned to each individual. Let me fine-tune you!
Many teachers have a fairly or fully established curriculum that all their students are expected to follow—they do their best to keep you on the straight and narrow. While I understand there being some good reasons for this approach, it isn’t how I teach. My approach is more to lead you on the curvy and wide. I treat each student as an individual, taking great pains to get inside your head, see how you think—what you do and don’t know, how you learn best—and then go from there. I do my best to help you proceed from your strengths while working on your weaknesses. Whenever possible, I try to lead students to “ah-hah moments” rather than only dumping information in your lap. I figure that “ah-hah moments” are more fun, and help things stick better.
While weekly lessons are the default, I’m open to every other week, or even monthly if necessary, although monthly lessons can be a challenge in terms of continuity.
Tech stuff: I have two cameras; one on my face and another for a close-up of the instrument. I also screen share to show sheet music, etc. I’ll send you Zoom info well before the first lesson, including instructions on how to optimize the app for music. It’s easy.
Drop me a note if you’d like to talk about lessons.