Dr. Lory Peters - Piano Lessons Online

I teach piano online from my studio in the United States. My students live across North America and around the world. We meet online and piano lessons are just like the traditional kind — except that we meet in a virtual setting.

Over my forty-plus year teaching career, I’ve taught students from pre-school to their eighties. I taught in public schools, at the university level, and in a private studio setting. Now, I focus on teaching piano online to adults, both working and retired.

My background 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.

Necessity and Innovation

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 serving their students, 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.

Teaching Philosophy

My role as a piano teacher is to serve as your guide as you study and practice to reach your piano goals. I will teach you music fundamentals and personal expression by using any style of music that speaks to you. This approach not only keeps you motivated, it also helps build a repertoire, or mastered pieces, that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Along the way, you will also learn how to learn so you that you might not need guidance in the mastering more of the kind of music you love.

Just as I did when I taught piano in-person, the content of my lessons with you will be exactly the same. These are teaching techniques that have been honed during my forty-plus year teaching career. And my my teaching methods do work, as evidenced by the large number of my students who have taken lessons with me for a decade or more!

There are other perks with online lessons, like my lesson notes emailed to you after each lesson. I will make sound recordings as needed between lessons to demonstrate concepts that will help you has you practice. Finally, questions you have can be addressed by text or email. When you have questions between lessons, you can call, text, or email.

Let’s Get Going

Are you ready to get started on your piano journey? First, reach out and tell me about yourself by completing the form on the Contact page. 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! Contact me today.