online classes via Skype, Facetime, and Facebook live.
Taking lessons online can be just as effective as being in person, and even offers some advantages. Here are some tips for making the transition: 1-Setup your camera source from side angle, or other keyboard view. 2-Make sure light is coming from behind the camera onto the student/ instrument. 3) Speakers should be placed away from your microphone source to avoid 'feedback'. 4) If using headphones, make sure they are not 'noise-cancelling' so you can still hear your instrument. Arrange a time/ location without distractions/ disturbances. Make sure audio and video are enabled on your source gear (phone, pad, computer) and any related software (Zoom, facetime, etc.) and test prior to lesson to save time. Dress and present appropriately, as you would for an in-person lesson. As with anything, choose an instructor with proven results, who you feel will personalize the lesson content to meet your own goals and abilities.
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Individualized Music Instruction/ Performance Coaching
I teach the fundamentals needed to perform any style of ‘western’ music in a year or less. This includes rhythm, harmony, theory, technique, reading, and improvisation. I also accept students in areas of specialization (non-classical), on a ‘project’ basis. I teach piano as a main instrument, or for vocal accompaniment, proficiency, and with applied theory for arranging and improvisation. Because I teach conceptually (I find to be most effective), my students must be at least 12 years of age, and dedicated to weekly lessons and practice. Learning piano can and should be easy and fun.
When available- limited openings for students at The Music District in Ft. Collins, and at my studio at Loveland's "Artspace Lofts". There are top quality digital pianos, synthesizers, a grand piano, and other gear available as needed as well as stimulating learning environments.
"Roger began performing professionally within nine months of studying with jazz master Morton Mann at age 17 received a scholarship in classical piano (despite never having ‘classical’ lessons) for Colorado State University. He has since acquired a long list of local, national and international performing credits spanning the gamut of contemporary musical styles, while collaborating with renowned artists and performance venues. To include top theater productions and most recently as orchestra pianist for an elite cruiseline (Celebrity Summit). His professional credits include; pianist, multi-keyboards, lead vocals, percussion, composition, producer, arranger, author, and instructor. He is a Colorado native and a graduate of Metropolitan State University".