Tag Archives: Zoom

Summer Update

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Now we’re fully in the middle of our summer holidays, I thought this would be a good chance to give a quick update of the plans for the coming term. As things open up again and people feel more able to venture out of their homes, my service will get busier, but I am committed to offering the most flexible… Read more »

Update: A temporary return to Zoom

Zoom into Piano / Guitar / Uke lessons

Because of plans of a trip that my family has coming up, I’ve made the decision to offer Zoom only lessons from 1st to 16th July, this with a view to minimising contact with others during that period. Face-to-face lessons will resume w/c 19th July. The early part of next week is booked up, but there is availability for Zoom… Read more »

Slots Update w/c 14th June

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5 year old child playing piano

First just play for fun, and achievement will follow. Slots for the coming week: All the available slots this week are after school, so if you have a child who would like to book into a music lesson, this is the week for you! Monday 14th June 17:00 Wednesday 16th June 17:30

Update: w/c 15th March

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Easter holidays I shall be taking the whole of the school Easter holidays off to spend some quality time with my son. This means that there’ll be no lessons between 29th March and 12th April, inclusive. On the 13th April I hope to be able to resume face to face lessons again! Fingers crossed!! This week’s slots Demand is still… Read more »

Full re-opening: 13th April

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Following this week’s announcement from the government, I will be able to start accepting students back into my music room here in Skipton from Tuesday 13th April. My service falls under ‘close-contact’ along with businesses such as hairdressers. This means that customers enter the premises only by appointment, but that they spend a significant period of time here, inside a… Read more »

CLC Virtual Advent Day 9

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Lili Szasz: Thank You for the Music Lili is a multi-talented musician who has been attending singing lessons with me since the beginning of the first Covid-19 lockdown. We initially did lessons by Zoom, but have since started working face-to-face. Here Lili sings the Abba classic song ‘Thank You for the Music’, with me accompanying her on piano. As with… Read more »

Update: End of Lockdown!

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I’m so pleased to say that, according to government guidelines, close contact services such as mine can resume normal operations from next week. So, I will be having a couple more days of Zoom-only lessons, then from Wednesday 2nd December my students can decide whether to continue on Zoom or to come to my house for their lessons. Of course,… Read more »

Zoom, Latency & Live Music

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Within hours of the beginning of the first lockdown, music teachers up and down the country collectively came to realise something important about video conferencing technology: that there’s a delay / latency over the line that makes playing music live over Zoom, Microsoft Team, Skype etc pretty much impossible. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to overcome this issue… Read more »

Weekly Update: 30 Aug 2020

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Most of my students are now planning to return to face to face lessons, and these will begin on 8th September, all being well. My Zoom facility will remain in place, though, for people who would like to stick with video lessons for the time being. It will also be an option for those who wake up feeling a little… Read more »

Lessons Slots – w/c 13 July 2020

There’s a slightly quieter week ahead this week, so a few more slots available should you wish to book in an online lesson. Here’s the list: Monday 13 July 17:00 (2 x 30 mins) Wednesday 15 July 11:00 (2 x 30 mins) Friday 17 July 17:00 (2 x 30 mins) Saturday 18 July 10:30 (30 mins)