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My teacher cancelled all in-person lessons and switched them to Skype.


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Not planning on cancelling yet... will just be careful re hand sanitising. Only 256 known cases in the whole of Australia so far, 19 of which are in my state, so trying to stay chilled at the moment, but with my ear to the ground re developments. 😜

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We’ve not gone to lessons the last two weeks because we are in the Seattle area and had some illness in the family a couple weeks ago. Now we are in a state of emergency as a hotspot in the US so I’m going to call my teacher tomorrow and see if we can either do them by video chat or just cancel until the social isolation period is over. My wife has pretty bad asthma and we can’t risk bringing it home. Regardless if we go or not, I will still be paying him as it’s money we have budgeted for lessons and too many small businesses in the area are struggling. So I figure I’ll help in what small ways I can. I’ve also bought gift cards at our favorite local restaurants and indie movie theater because they aren’t sure if they can weather this for 6-8 weeks frown It’s bad times here. I’m blessed to have a job that I can do completely at home and is very stable.

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I'm currently a Skype noob trying to get up to speed since my lessons in the near future will be by Skype even though I'm about six blocks from my teacher's studio.

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Had my lesson today. Will keep going until government announce a lockdown.


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If everyone cancel their piano lesson, my teacher won't have any income. eek



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I pay tuition and fees before the term even starts, so my teacher gets paid whether I show up or not. I really feel for the small business people out there (including piano teachers) who will struggle, income-wise, in the face of people staying home.


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Wherever you are, I think you should cancel... Apart from the very concrete risk of giving it to elderly, immunocompromised or fragile people, keep in mind that younger, healthy people can die too! I kind of just realised this myself. We just had a 47-year-old otherwise healthy man die in 2 days from the disease. I took a few walks outside this week, but I intend to observe the lockdown to the letter in the next days.


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Mine has moved to FaceTime...


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THis was hilarious smile smile

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Love it Osho, we need humour in these times.

One of my children's music schools (various non-piano instruments) has closed for 2 weeks (in line with the closure of schools here). The other one (piano) is going to try remote lessons. My son's lesson is scheduled for 2.30 tomorrow, so either they won't be up and running for that yet or we'll be an early guinea pig. I'm ok with being a guinea pig though, it feels like helping them with the transition will be a constructive thing to do.
I haven't spoken to my own teacher yet, but I won't be attending in-person lessons right now.


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Originally Posted by Osho
Mine has moved to FaceTime...


Originally Posted by PianogrlNW



THis was hilarious smile smile

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What cloth did he use? smile


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My teacher is paid monthly. I had recently decided not to go for the next two weeks. After that we may go to lessons virtually . I would expect to pay him regardless.


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trying our best to support local eateries before they are forced to close temporarily. Likewise, I plan to support my teacher, although this pass week was the worse for all the news of cancellations, and heading to a lock down. We will probably try virtual lesson next week...


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My teacher has moved to FaceTime. Quick question as I have never had an online lesson. Where is the best placement for my IPad?



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Originally Posted by PianogrlNW
My teacher has moved to FaceTime. Quick question as I have never had an online lesson. Where is the best placement for my IPad?

I prefer to have it to the side of the piano, a little above the keys, and far enough away so I can see the person's upper body and face (less awkward for talking, too).

I've moved most of my lessons to online that weren't already, with the exception of some kids that are young and have ADHD. Most people seem open to doing that these days, which is very helpful now!


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Yes,

My Teacher emailed this AM and said lessons are on hold for at least 3 weeks, or until our Schools re-open.

At least I will be well practiced and prepared when we do resume lessons.

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Hugh Sung just posted a video to help teachers understand how to do online classes and talks about positioning for the student and the teacher here (it's at 5:17 if my time code didn't work)



Hugh has been doing online classes for quite a while now and I take his course through ArtistWorks in addition to my regular weekly local classes, and he has quite a good setup!


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Chrispy, you should post this same link in the teacher forum. It is being asked about.

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Originally Posted by keystring
Chrispy, you should post this same link in the teacher forum. It is being asked about.


Thanks keystring, will do!


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My teacher cancelled in-studio lessons as of today. She's going to skype or facetime. I've done skype lessons before and really have no interest in learning that way, but she will continue to be paid our regular monthly amount regardless. Remember folks, if you can afford it, a broke piano teacher does you no good. This too will pass.


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