Welcome to my website. I’m Dr. Lory Peters and I teach piano online from my studio in the United States. My students live across North America and around the world. Our piano lessons are just like traditional lessons — except that we meet online, in a virtual setting.
Over my forty-plus year piano teaching career, I’ve taught lots of students; everyone from pre-schoolers to octogenarians. I taught piano in public schools, at university, and in my private studio setting.
Today, I teach adults, both working and retired, and from beginners to advanced piano students.
My training includes three music degrees, including a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy — which is the study of how to actually teach the piano. In addition to my background in piano education, I also went to law school, where I earned a Juris Doctor degree and passed bar examinations in Ohio and Arizona.
A New Way to Learn the Piano
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, online learning became a necessary alternative to in-person instruction. The need to shelter was important, but so was the duty teachers faced to continue teaching. Necessity requires innovation and teachers had to figure out how to keep teaching, in spite of the pandemic. After all, we weren’t going to abandon our students and let their skills go away.
And so I developed a unique online way to keep teaching the piano while protecting everyone’s safety. It worked so well for my students and for me that I now teach online exclusively.
My piano teaching system uses two pianos, four cameras, lighting, studio-quality audio, and a variety of computer technology. Putting it all together, this approach to piano education is as good, and in many cases better, than in-person piano lessons. And for students who want an experienced piano teacher, but can’t find one in their local community, live video piano lessons are available to motivated students anywhere.
My Role As Your Piano Teacher
As your teacher, my job is to serve as your guide as you learn to play the piano. Working as a team, you will be equipped with everything you need to reach the piano goals you set for yourself. And, you will learn not only the classical piano literature, but any style of music that speaks to you. This approach not only keeps you motivated, it also helps build a repertoire of mastered pieces that you can enjoy for a lifetime. The teaching methods I will use during your piano lessons have been honed during my forty-plus year teaching career.
Online piano lessons include post-lesson summaries, emailed after each lesson. I personally record sections that gives students difficulty so that you can hear how the passage should sound as you practice. And I am always available for questions when you are having trouble with practice.
Let’s Get Going
Are you ready to get started on your piano journey? Click here to fill out my contact form. Be sure to provide all of the information requested. I will get back to you to start the conversation and answer your questions. Then, we can schedule a Zoom meeting to talk. If it seems we are a good fit for each other, we’ll schedule your first piano lesson. There are no contracts or long-term obligations.
If you choose me as your teacher, you will find that I am very patient and a lot of fun to work with. My students tell me that I teach and communicate without judgement, and with a passion that helps them reach their challenging milestones.
Are you ready to learn to play the piano? Then let’s get going!