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Friday
Jun202014

Skype Lessons vs In Person Lessons

I have been teaching exclusively on Skype since 2008. Back in the beginning, I used to have to hop on a test call with people to make sure that their connection speed and audio setup was up to par for the lessons to actually have the physical possibility of happening. I was probably about 50-50 that a persons setup would be completely good to go. Usually, with those whose setups were lacking, we could get them up to speed, probably about 75% of the time. But there were times when people's internet connections just couldn't handle online video conferencing.

In the past 6 years this technology has come a LONG ways! It's probably been a least a couple of years since I've run into anyone with a connection speed that cannot handle Skype for online lessons... I've had students all over the world, as far away as Australia and the middle east. I've even had a student that used to use his phone and/or tablet for Skype lessons! How cool is that?!?!? It's amazing how far the technology has come in such a short amount of time.

Still, I run into people that are just completely against learning via video conferencing. That is ok, to each his own. I haven't offered in person lesson since 2008 due to the restrictions of my living situation...but I'm thinking that I may offer a few in-person lesson slots. So, I'm curious to see if there is any interest in that in the Portland, ME/Brunswick, ME area?

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