You deserve more than a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
Playing Piano +
Your child will not just be at the piano playing songs. We will be moving, singing, actively listening and experimenting.
Your child will be asked questions to guide their learning so they can have a deeper understanding of concepts.
In Your Home
Your child will do all of this in your home through ONLINE LESSONS.
Must Love Music specializes in teaching children differently. Find out how below.
Rosemarie is a very dedicated teacher. She develops a program unique to your child and motivates them in a variety of ways … Watching my child grow & perfect her skill [was my favourite part of the year].M. Gomes, Alumni Piano Parent
Online Programs Options
Online private lessons focusing on what you want. If group lessons are not for you, alternate programming is offered those weeks.
A mix of online private & group classes. This options includes some music lab during lesson time to cover music theory in a fun way.
In your meet ‘n greet, Ms. Rosemarie may suggest a custom online lesson set-up depending on the needs of your child.
Will online piano lessons work for my child or our family?
Chances are the answer is yes!
Ms. Rosemarie has already done online lessons for the past few years with students when they are ill. And, she’s learnt a lot about how to keep students engaged, regardless of their age or learner needs.
The meet ‘n greet is for you, your child & Ms. Rosemarie to see if online piano lesson will work for your family.
What is a meet ‘n greet?
A meet ‘n greet is a no-commitment chance for you to see if online piano lessons with Must Love Music are a good fit for your family.
There is no cost to the meet ‘n greet because you should not have to pay to see if something will work.
Feel free to ask lots of questions before & during the meet ‘n greet! Ms. Rosemarie wants to make sure you feel comfortable before starting online piano lessons.
I’m not tech-savvy. Will I need fancy equipment or knowledge to take online lessons?
Ms. Rosemarie will guide you each step with checklists, video tutorials &/or help during your lesson. She makes it easy so you won’t be left figuring it out on your own.
The only equipment you need is a piano or full-sized keyboard, plus a laptop or tablet that has a webcam.
Why a laptop? A laptop gives your child more screen area to see what Ms. Rosemarie is sharing easily. Sometimes using a laptop is not possible so a tablet can also work. Using the largest screen available will make things much easier for you & your child during lesson time.
A microphone can make things easier but is not a must. Ms. Rosemarie uses a microphone to get better sound from her piano than if she used only her computer microphone.
How involved will I need to be with my child’s lessons?
For very young students, parents will need to be involved in each lesson.
The older the student, the more independent they will be during lessons & practice times during the week.
This is true whether your child is taking lessons in-person or online.
Ms. Rosemarie will be able to tell you where on the scale your involvement will need to be to best support your child.
Regardless of your child’s age, there are 2 things that are crucial for success.
- Set up space & time for them to play.
- The more we do something, the better we get at it.
- Encourage your child.
- Whether you have musical training or not, you can encourage & cheer on your child. It means more than anything else you can do!
Are online piano lessons less personal?
The truth is that relationships make or break lessons.
Online lessons are just as engaging as in-person piano lessons.
Ms. Rosemarie strives to create a great learning environment for each student. Laughing, exploring, & guidance are the backbone of lessons.
Ms. Rosemarie also works to develop a close relationship with studio parents. You are integral to your child’s success during the week. And, if you or your child has questions, she wants to work with you to make piano lessons a positive experience!
Is it harder to learn piano with online lessons?
Ms. Rosemarie has invested in equipment so students can have both a side view of the piano (length of the keyboard) as well as an overhead view (top-down view of the entire keyboard).
This means students can always see exactly what they need to see at the piano. Just like at an in-person lesson.
Online lessons do NOT make it harder to learn.
Through Zoom (or other programs), Ms. Rosemarie is also able to screen share various things with your child. For example, pulling up your child’s music & digitally marking it up so your child has a great understanding of what to focus on.
Ms. Rosemarie deals with the tech troubleshooting before introducing new activities so you don’t have to.
How can we get the most out of online piano lessons?
Must Love Music understands that technology is a wonderful thing. But, there are times when it does not work as expected. Don’t worry. Ms. Rosemarie has backup plans for everything!
The quality of the lessons will stay the same. We are just changing the location of the piano lessons.
There are ways to improve the quality of the audio & video during lessons.
- Ensure no one in the home is streaming music or video during lesson time.
- Students should have access to the largest screen available.
- Whether that is a tablet or iPad, this allows the student to see what is going on at Ms. Rosemarie’s piano easily.
- Use your home’s fastest & most reliable internet connection available.
- If you have lower speed & higher speed wireless connections, choose the higher connection before the lesson.
- If your wireless has a spotty connection, do your best to connect via cable to strengthen the signal.
If the above suggestions about connection speeds are sounding a little too “geek”, ask Ms. Rosemarie for guidance in checking whether your current set-up will work for online lessons.
What does online piano lesson tuition cover?
It may seem at first glance your online piano lesson tuition covers the teacher’s time during your weekly lesson. But, your piano tuition covers so much more.
Online piano lessons require more time outside of lessons to ensure your child has access to everything they need before, during & after their lessons.
The administrative cost is also higher with more subscription-based expenses for the teacher vs. in-person lessons. These include the platform used to teach, online music, extra online storage & much more.
Must Love Music does its best to ensure we use your tuition to get the maximum benefit for your child. Each purchase or subscription is weighed to see if it makes for a better lesson experience.
To see a full list of what these expenses include read “Where Does My Tuition Go?”