Skype Flute Lesson with Wil Offermans
Motivated by online demand to extend my traditional teaching, I was searching for alternative ways to offer a more personalized coaching and flute lessons related to 'For the Contemporary Flutist'. I was surprised to find out that it is relatively quite simple to use Skype for online music lessons. With just a bit of popular technology, it now became possible to present lessons to anyone on the planet, like having a global classroom. Here below you find a summary of all that is needed to start a Skype online lesson.
In my classes I can build on my experience as an international artist, performer, composer, teacher as well as being the creator of this website. As an acclaimed expert on promoting the extended flute techniques to a wider audience, I intend to help also the more classical-oriented flutist to incorporate the extended techniques into the studying and to consequently benefit from this training. My compositions are published by Zimmermann (Germany), Zen-on (Japan) and Sejong (Korea) and most of them can be found by clicking the button below. Also feel most welcome to visit my personal website at www.wiloffermans.com, available in English, Dutch, Spanish and Japanese.
What you will Need
- a computer/ laptop/tablet/ i-pad/i-phone with speakers or headphones and with an attached video camera (some devices have one already included).
- Skype software, which must be installed on your computer or mobile device.
- your Skype account with your Skype name (you may create these in the Skype software).
How to arrange a Skype Class
- fill out the Skype Lesson Form below. If you book 4 lessons, you indicate the date/time for the first lesson. In the Optional field you can mention your preferred dates/times for the other lessons, which will be confirmed later.
- you will receive a confirmation email (confirming the date and time, explanation on how to call with Skype and how to use the payment method via PayPal, where you can pay with a credit card or a PayPal account).
- you settle the payment anytime before the start of the lesson.
- on your scheduled lesson time, open Skype and call to start the lesson.
- If it is your first lesson, we will first check that your equipment is all working fine before starting the lesson. In case of a drop in connection or any other technical internet problem, additional time will be added to the lesson, or a new lesson time will be agreed, to fulfill the total lesson time.
Subjects for your Lesson
- exercises presented on www.forthecontemporaryflutist.com
- etudes from the book For the Contemporary Flutist
- Offermans' compositions, including Honami, Tsuru-no-Sugomori, Luna y Sierra, Dance with Me, etc.
- extended techniques (like circular breathing; wind tones; whisper tones; harmonics; multiphonics), tone-development, breathing problems, body-consciousness
- the Thumpy flute
- anything else you may imagine
Tuition Rates for Skype Lessons
- 1 x 30 minutes lesson: € 50
- 1 x 60 minutes lesson: € 80
- 4 x 30 minutes lesson: € 180
- 4 x 60 minutes lesson: € 280
• this offer is valid for a limited time only