Expert Tips for Combining Melodies and Chords
How to play simple melodies and chords simultaneously
Tips for improvisation
How to reach chord charts
A reliable internet connection
A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users
A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users
A built-in or external webcam
Combining melodies and chords can be a challenge at first, but this class will make it easy! You’ll break down simple melodies and chords with the help of an expert teacher. You’ll also learn how to read chord charts, lead sheets, and how to begin improvising while playing the piano. Don’t worry - you’ll have plenty of time to ask your instructor any questions you may have and get personalized feedback.
Loretta is an awesome music teacher. She is fun, patient, and encouraging and has such a love of music and a gift for imparting her knowledge to her students, even her youngest ones.
My 10-year-old son has been taking voice lessons with Loretta for about a year now. His lesson is usually the highlight of his week. He really likes it that Loretta always lets him choose the songs he learns to sing.
A couple months ago, we added piano to his lessons, which my son really enjoys. Just a couple weeks ago, he joined his school band and is now learning to play saxophone. He has been able to apply so much of what Loretta has taught him on piano to his saxophone lessons.
We started out taking lessons in Loretta's home studio, but then transitioned to Skype, which is very convenient because it eliminates travel time. I recommend either live or Skype lessons with Loretta. She is the best!
Loretta is clearly an experienced music professional. She has an excellent attitude and a true desire to give students the gift of music making, on whatever level they are looking for. Speaking as a former music teacher myself (different instrument), I can see that she is flexible in her approach and tailors her lessons to each unique student. I give her a 10 out of 10! I would recommend her to anyone.
Cool teacher,very patient and knows her musical stuff.
if you have interest in writing your own music or find your passion for learning an instrument is more about learning a new language of expression loretta would be a perfect instructor for you. i took lessons as a child and for me the experience was dull and created a distance between me and the instrument that lasted for almost two decades. so far my experience with loretta has been the polar opposite of what learning a child was for me. this is exactly what i was looking for.
thank you loretta!