Welcome to my website. My name is Lory Peters. I am an online piano teacher in the United States. Piano lessons in my studio are just like traditional kind — except that we meet online, in a virtual setting.
Over my forty-five year piano teaching career, I’ve taught piano to students in public schools, at the university level, and in my private studio. Now, I teach piano online to students worldwide.
My music training includes a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy — the study of how to actually teach the piano. In addition to three degrees in piano education, I also earned a law degree.
A Better Way to Learn the Piano
During the worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, online learning became a necessity. While the need to shelter was important, so was the responsibility teachers felt toward their students. To keep teaching, innovation was needed.
When Covid-19 forced me to close my piano studio in Scottsdale, I set about building an online version where I could keep teaching piano. With the help of improved video streaming technology, I designed an online studio with two pianos, four video cameras, and studio-quality sound. Now, students anywhere can take piano lessons online, even from places where a local piano teacher might not be available. And students learn at home, on their own pianos.
My Role As Your Piano Teacher
As one of my piano students, you will be equipped with everything you need to reach the goals you set for yourself on the piano. The teaching methods I use have been honed over my forty-plus year teaching career. And, you will learn not only the classical piano literature, but the kind of music that speaks to you. This approach not only keeps you motivated, it also helps build a repertoire of piano music that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
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!