Interested in lessons but cannot meet in person? No problem: Seth teaches students from around the world online.
As long as you have the following, online guitar lessons may be the perfect option for you:
- Computer that runs on Mac OS, Windows, or Unix.
- Webcam (Built-in or Separate)
- Microphone (Generally, an inexpensive stand-alone USB mic works much better than built-in laptop microphones; the latter tend to pick up a lot more unwanted ambient sounds. Excellent stand-alone mics can be purchased between $25-45.)
- Reliable internet connection (Preferably an Ethernet connection if available as it is more reliable than WiFi. Even if the modem is far away from the computer, inexpensive Ethernet cables of longer than 50 or 100 feet are easy to purchase via Amazon or other computer dealers. If your download or upload internet connection speed is under 100MB/s, a cat5 Ethernet cable will work. The more expensive cat6 , cat6a, and cat7 cables will do little if anything to improve the connection.)
Seth uses the state-of-the-art conferencing service Vidyo. (Free to all students.) A dedicated online portal is used. An email containing the link to the portal and easy-to-install Vidyo software will be sent once a lesson time has been established.
Students in the U.S. pay using Cash by Square. The service is the safest and simplest one available.