Online Music Lessons
Learning music online is simple and highly effective when done through the Spaulding Method. Unlike other methods that require a teacher to be there looking over your shoulder confirming that you are playing every note correctly, the Spaulding Method of learning deploys techniques that enable you to learn music more like a native language rather than a cold exercise. This is not your typical "learn by DVD" approach but rather a comprehensive face-to-face / customized learning process for you. The Spaulding Method allows you to play by ear as well as by sheet and is 100% customized to every student we teach.
What is Required:
Learning online is simple. All that is needed is a computer with a high-speed connection, a camera and a mic (both attached to your computer). From there we can then make a custom learning process perfectly suited to you, your instrument and your style of music. Yes no classical music! Play blues, rock, hip-hop or any style for that manner. You will learn through the artists and songs that inspire you most!
You communicate with us what your goals and objectives are in music (from intermediate to professional) and we prepare a custom curriculum for you.
While we create your custom curriculum we will send you instructions on what software to install and set a date for your first online session according to your preferred session frequency.
Sessions can be held full time or part-time at just about any time of day (day or evening).
Once ready we will get started! Please provide a list of artists or songs that are of inspiration to you and we will start there. The sky will quickly become the limit!
Beginner students should ideally have a basic working knowledge of their chosen instrument. It is easier to accomplish great goals through online training after you already know where your fingers, feet and tongue should go. (Tongue: squarely in your cheek when you are thinking really hard [jest]). If you are completely new to your instrument of choice that is ok. We will more than likely still be able to teach you and we can discuss how to go about creating your foundational knowledge during our first "free" pre-lesson consultations.
Anyone can learn to play by ear (as well as learn theory through our method). The Spaulding Method makes learning music a breeze even online. No more being lead astray by meandering YouTube videos. Learn the "real McCoy" by the founder of the Spaulding Method while spaces might still be available.
Teachers aspiring to become accredited 'Spaulding Method' teachers must perform at a fully established level with their instrument of choice before entering training with us. You need not be able to "rip" music but you must be able to identify instruments within an orchestration and pull out elements of the music to your understanding. We can then teach all that you need to know from there.
Any instrument can be taught through the Spaulding Method. We even have a process for Pro-Tools Studio Engineering, Midi integrations and other obscure requests.
Who Will Be Teaching:
Both student lessons and teacher lessons will be taught by Damian Spaulding (founder of the Spaulding Method). Spaces are limited so inquire early in order to be assured a spot in the near future.
I just had my first guitar lesson from Spaulding School of Music with Damian Spaulding! It was incredible!!!!
I’ve longed to take lessons and now I get to take them in my home, in Ohio, while Damian is in Barrie, Ontario! Even if I chose someone in my town to help me, I’d spend my time and money to commute. I loved avoiding the drive! I loved just meeting in one little corner of my home and not having to clean it all to let someone teach me in my home too. My five year old son played in the next room during the guitar lesson. It was also very nice that I didn’t have to find childcare or pay for it!
Getting ready for the lesson was easy. Damian helped me set up Skype for the first time, so we could see each other. He also had another program that allowed us to see valuable resources on his screen. It was very easy to set up and didn’t take more than a few minutes each.
Damian is incredible! He customized the lesson to meet my needs by finding out my interests and personalizing the lessons around them. I feel empowered to move forward. I was scared about things like strumming patterns and I loved how meeting with him removed all fear! He showed me how to strum, slowly, step by step and let me know it was ok to go slowly until I can go faster.
I like that I don’t have to practice repetitive, boring music too.
It is pretty incredible that just one lesson was so valuable because he met my needs and really concentrated on what was important. It was amazing how much he could put into one lesson. I have so much to practice and now I feel like I could do it.
Damian Spaulding’s personality is fun, easy going, and helpful. It didn’t hurt that he’s really good with the guitar too. Listening to him play inspires me to play! I can’t wait to put into practice all that we covered and I can’t wait for my next guitar lesson.