PERSONALIZED MUSIC LESSONS,
SAFE DISTANCE-LEARNING FORMAT

Cardon Studios is proud to offer one-on-one online video lessons, making it easier and more cost-effective than ever before
to tackle your musical goals, all from the comfort and safety of your home!

THE SAME PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO YOUR GOALS, NOW AVAILABLE ONE-ON-ONE VIA ZOOM!

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Online Lessons make it so easy to record and review your work! Clearly hear and see the items you’re doing well or should work to improve alongside your teacher’s explanation.

Innovative Instructors

Innovative Instructors

During your one-on-one lesson, your teacher can share screens or upload files for you as well, providing ultimate ease of communication.

From The Comfort Of Your Home

From The Comfort Of Your Home

Everyone loves to save time! Skip the drive over and maximize your study at home. All that’s needed is a reliable wifi connection and a device with a camera.

Our Faculty is Comprised of Top Music Talent

Our Teachers partner with you one-on-one to structure the perfect course for your unique needs and goals. No two students are alike, so no two lessons are either!

  • Testimonial

    Allen Thompson

    Voice and Piano

    About Allen Thompson

    A well-rounded teacher, Allen Thompson works with all styles of singing from a place of calm, careful logic. Allen is equally skilled coaxing nervous beginners out of their shell as he is helping polished professionals amp up to the next level in their performances. Over more than a decade of diverse musical projects in a variety of roles, Allen has been a performer, director, pit accompanist, and coach, and has been able to incorporated a wide array of useful skills into his teaching. Allen completed his Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Texas at El Paso,  [···]
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    Kate Lanagan

    Voice

    About Kate Lanagan

    A versatile singer and communicator, Kate Lanagan has spent the last decade honing her teaching style and studying all styles of vocal music, from classical and Broadway to jazz, pop/rock and r&b. After completing her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, a degree largely focused on Classical and Operatic singing, Kate sought out and completed additional education in voice science and technical skills for contemporary and commercial styles of singing from such respected institutions as Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah Conservatory, and the Berklee School of Music.  [···]
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    Darnell Roulhac

    Voice

    About Darnell Roulhac

    Tenor, Darnell T. Roulhac is a native of Washington DC where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts before receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory. A frequent performer and constantly evolving learner, Darnell is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Contemporary and Commercial Voice at the Shenandoah Conservatory. As a teacher, Darnell values dramatic interpretation and performance skills. A supportive presence, Darnell is a wonderful instructor for those who helps students to not only unlock their voice, but also grab hold of their potential as performing artists. Darnell is well-versed in both classical and contemporary musical styles, as well as Musical Theatre, and loves working with all styles of music to best support his students' goals. [···]
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    Kathy Chen

    Piano

    About Kathy Chen

    Kathy Chen is dedicated to sharing her passion for music through teaching and performing. Her studies have taken her from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, to the Mannes School of Music in New York City, and now to her work completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Kathy is thankful to have grown up in a musical home and has always been driven to share the blessing of music with others. Besides her decade of teaching experience, Kathy also enjoys getting involved in her local community, and has participated in various outreach programs for local elementary schools, high schools, and senior homes to spread her love of music even farther. Kathy also enjoys collaborating with other musicians, and has had the opportunity to work with many soloists, choirs, orchestras, and chamber ensembles. Despite her formal education focusing largely on classical music, Kathy loves exploring all realms of music! She is constantly developing her skills and enjoys musical theatre, pop, and jazz as well. As a teacher, Kathy recognizes the importance of adapting to each student's personality, interests, and learning style. She is always seeking new ideas and teaching materials to better support her students through their musical journeys. Kathy believes that music lessons should be an enjoyable and enriching experience and hopes to inspire a lifelong appreciation and love for music in her students. Absolute beginners or more seasoned piano players will feel equally at home learning from Kathy!

FAQs

Some questions you may have about Remote Learning
Are Online Lessons as effective as meeting face-to-face?
Absolutely! 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 who will help you maximize the online experience. Your online learning 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 is 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. (Have a specific preference? Just email us to coordinate availability.) Once you sign up, we’ll take care of the rest!
How should I prepare for my video lessons?
Cardon Studios keeps this part as simple 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 (ideally torso and up), and you’ll be ready to roll! You’ll receive a reminder email 24 hours before each session with a convenient direct link to access your teacher’s online Zoom classroom.

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?
Bring it on! We’re having a blast sharing student successes in our monthly Online Events Series. Join us as a community once per month to watch or join in. Whether for our casual Open Mic Nights, constructive Masterclasses, or pre-recorded Student Showcases, there’s an outlet for performers of all skill and comfort levels to practice presentation skills and experience working through the challenges of live performance, all from the safety of home and in a supportive community of peers.
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!