Some questions you may have about Remote Learning
Are Online Lessons as effective as meeting face-to-face?
Whether you meet with a teacher face-to-face or online, your learning experience is really all about your teacher: choose wisely! Because Cardon Studios has carefully selected our staff based on very high standards, you can be sure you’re receiving only the best instruction from professional, creative, and caring teachers. Your online learning experience with us will be carefully executed to meet you where you are, assess your needs, and create a systematic plan to help you reach your personal goals. Thanks to our dedicated teachers- and of course modern technology!- meeting online can be equally as effective as meeting in person.
What should I expect from online lessons?
Effective music lessons are structured around the student’s starting point and personal goals. As your teacher assesses your needs, s/he will create a clear plan to help you strengthen your weaknesses and amplify your natural strengths for the best possible results.
In general, lessons are composed of both technique (the specific exercises that your teacher prescribes to improve your skill level) and repertoire (the songs you choose to work towards performance level). Lessons would just be a jam session without technique, but wouldn’t be very fun without focused time on your songs of choice— we strive for a healthy balance of both!
How will I be matched with a teacher?
By signing up with Cardon Studios, you are making a great step to support your successes! Based on your chosen instrument and preferred schedule, we will match you with the best teacher for your needs. Once you sign up, we’ll take care of the rest!
How should I prepare for my video lessons?
Cardon Studios intends to keep this as simple for you as possible– no preparation necessary. All you will need at home is a reliable WiFi signal, and either a cell phone, tablet, or computer with a webcam. Simply position the camera with a view of yourself (at least torso and up, please) and your instrument, and you’ll be ready to roll!
Depending on your unique circumstances, headphones or an external microphone might help improve your connection strength, but these are not required. Should you encounter any issues, Cardon Studios is here to help you troubleshoot!
What about Performance Opportunities?
Pending the removal of the current restrictions on group gatherings, Cardon Studios intends to offer public Student Showcase events in the Washington, DC area. In preparation for these Showcases, we will also host Members Only Masterclass events– a chance to gather as a collective of students and teachers to share performance practice ideas and strategies to make sure you’re ready to take the stage and show off your finest work! Until meeting in person is safe, stay tuned for updates on special Zoom Open Mic nights!
What is the cancellation policy for Online Lessons?
Have a conflict with a single lesson appointment? You are welcome to adjust your schedule in your online student account whenever you have a conflict; we require just 24 hours’ notice.
Missed a class? We’re sorry to say that once the time is lost in your teacher’s schedule, you are liable for payment on that lesson time. Please help us plan ahead!