Paul is pleased to offer individual and paired online piano lessons from his home in Co. Kildare for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The lessons take place on Monday evenings and they last for 30 minutes.
Please read on for more details.
How do these work?
Paul teaches using the Zoom application on Mac/Windows OS and so using two webcams, one pointed at him and one overhead his piano keys, he gives you a tailored, interactive learning experience.
You must have a decent quality webcam and it’s preferable that it focuses on your hands and your piano keys.
And that’s it.
Paul likes to have a short Zoom meeting with you, before you begin with him, in order to determine your level and musical interests / goals.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”Albert Einstein
Paul is professional piano player and YouTuber living in Co. Kildare.
He has a channel which he has maintained since April 2014 . The channel has racked up thousands of views and subscribers in this time.
Paul performs in a number of styles with particular focus on Rock, Light Jazz and Film Scores.
His vision is to bring the sheer joy of piano performance and learning to as many people as possible. He sees it as a gift to behold piano performance and to partake in this centuries-old practice.
He has been passionate about the piano since age 7, with 24 years of experience as of 2021. He achieved Grade 8 with Honours on piano with Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2010 and studied Music and English in Maynooth University. He is a fully qualified Music and English teacher, currently teaching in South Dublin.
Check out his YouTube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSLwHC4heNav5ST4kwTjNXA
Take a look at Harry Potter at the bottom of this page!
Online Piano Lessons for 2021/22
From where does Paul teach piano lesson?
Paul teaches from his home in Kildare, Ireland. Students from further afield are more than welcome to enquire.
What is the cost to per lesson
The fee is €20 per student for a 30 minute lesson and is payable by term.
Who can take lessons?
Anyone of any age is welcome to avail of lessons. It’s never too late to begin!
How do online piano lessons work?
After an initial Zoom meeting with Paul, the lessons take place at a scheduled time once each week. Using the Zoom application for Mac and Windows desktops or tablets, Paul teaches using an overhead view webcam and a professional microphone. The student must have a webcam and Zoom access in order to partake in the lesson. During the lesson, Paul will walk you through the work you need to do in order to make progress. He does this by demonstration and explanation. Additionally, he asks you to play your homework and new material during the lesson for real time feedback.
Are online lessons better than in-person lessons?
Both have their advantages. Online lessons are more concise and less intense because you’re operating from the comfort of a familiar environment. Adding to this is the fact that you get as much and perhaps more feedback online as you would in-person since it is a compact and clean mode of communication. It is obviously important that both teacher and student have a strong WiFi connection in order that there’s no interruption to the learning. Otherwise, all piano playing in all genres can be effectively taught and learned just as well as if they were in person. However, the key thing revolves around how much practice the student is actually willing to do in-between lessons.
How can I enquire further or book in for classes?
This is the easy bit. Simply fill out the contact form by clicking on this link and Paul will be in touch with a speedy reply.