Online Music Lessons in the Wake of Covid-19
Written by Molly Webb
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At Molly’s Music, we’ve been teaching in-person music lessons for over a decade. It’s our mission to provide students with the highest caliber music education, while fostering a life-long passion for music by showing them how joyful it is to sing and play the music they love.
For the past few years, we’ve been working on expanding the voice lesson aspect of our service to a wider swath of people by making lessons both more affordable and more accessible to do remotely from anywhere in the world. This newer service is called The Inside Voice, and we’ve already worked with students as close as Irvine and as far as Texas, New York, and even Pakistan.
But the importance of launching our new service was accelerated with the Covid-19 outbreak. Not only did we have to shut our brick and mortar studios, but practically the whole world was asked to stay at home as much as possible.
Now, for many of our students, we simply moved them to regular private lessons on Zoom. But some, the private lesson price point and the commitment to weekly lessons in a crowded household was simply not tenable.
That’s where the Inside Voice comes in. So what is it?
The Inside Voice is a comprehensive program that includes a combination of live lessons (either at one of our studios in non-quarantine times or on Zoom or FaceTime), pocket lessons, vocal exercises, and instructional videos.
So what’s a pocket lesson?
A pocket lesson leverages technology that’s been around for over twenty years to connect you to your teacher. Using a phone, or a webcam, or a tablet, or, really, whatever you want, you film yourself singing any song you like, in any style you like, and then you share that video with your teacher.
Your teacher will then send back your pocket lesson, a picture in picture video of him or her commenting on your song and letting you know how to improve.
Your Own Private Voice Teacher
Unlike many of the music lesson apps you’ll find, The Inside Voice offers you your own private voice teacher who’ll you’ll have an ongoing musical relationship with. Your teacher will meet you for live lessons, tell you what to work on in your pocket lessons, and assign you vocal exercises to do and instructional videos to watch in between lessons as needed.
Inside Voice Lessons are Affordable
Inside Voice lessons start at just $29.95/month for 2 pocket lessons, as well as the assigned vocal exercises and instructional videos.
We wish the circumstances of our Inside Voice launch were different, but we’re so excited to expand the access of private voice lessons to more people. We truly believe singing is important for health well being, and that it’s even more important in these times of uncertainty.
Please stay healthy and safe, everyone!
Molly is the founder of Molly’s Music. She is a dedicated singer and pianist whose musical journey spans 2.5 decades, with stops along the way to sing for the pope, pass Certificate of Merit at the highest level, study with Gwen Verdon and Ben Vereen, and record an original album.