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Thanks to a slightly skeptical nature, I’ve held little interest in virtual long-distant lessons for three reasons.1320790122282390135bird-on-wire-svg-med-1

  1. Full Roster: My studio stays full thanks to living in a large metropolitan area so it seems pointless to look for online customers.
  2. Time: With the commitment of a full-time organist/pianist position, it would be difficult to squeeze in more practice time if I committed to lessons for myself–locally or beyond my bubble–with a master teacher.
  3. Trouble:  Why would anyone wish to trouble shoot their way through an hour-long battle with camera angles, band width limitations and WiFi glitches?

My view of online teaching changed drastically thanks to a recent business partnership with master improv teacher Bradley Sowash and our venture called 88 Creative Keys (camps and clinics for creativity at the keys.) I realized that if I was to achieve a higher level of improvisational skills, it was paramount for me to study with Bradley who happens to live in Ohio. Not willing to make a commute from Colorado to Ohio every other Wednesday morning, it was clear I must submit to the “wonders” of technology yet once again. [···]

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