Author of the highly acclaimed book The Art of Practicing, Madeline Bruser attracts pianists and other musicians from all over the world who seek her rare understanding of how body, mind, heart, and perceptions work together in practice and performance, to help them become the musicians they’re meant to be. Many of them study with her in online piano lessons via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.
In online piano lessons, students and professional performers receive in-depth guidance in piano technique, and learn to develop more ease, confidence, and expressive power, through Madeline’s unique and comprehensive approach, the Art of Practicing and Performing.
Benefits of Online Piano Lessons
Live online piano lessons have allowed students to receive personal, individualized instruction from Madeline in the comfort their own homes in Spain, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and Borneo, as well as all parts of the US and Canada. Studying online allows them to warm up immediately before the lesson and be fully prepared to play their best.
Another great benefit of online piano lessons is that you can record lessons and review them later, allowing you to catch details you might not have noticed during the lesson and to deepen your understanding.
Equipment for Online Piano Lessons
A strong internet connection is very helpful for online piano lessons. Your Internet service provider can tell you the speed of your Internet connection, and you can greatly improve it by purchasing a cable that plugs into your modem, instead of relying on Wi-Fi. Madeline uses an ethernet cable; your computer company can tell you exactly what cable to use for your particular computer.
Moving a laptop computer to different positions during the lesson can give you varied views. You can also plug an external WebCam into a USB port and position it over your hands at the piano for clear, overhead views. Listening with headphones improves sound quality.
Scheduling a Free Consultation
If you think you might like to try online piano lessons, you’re welcome to set up a free online consultation with Madeline to talk about this possibility.
What Madeline’s online students are saying…
“I was fortunate to have studied piano technique online with Madeline Bruser. My online lessons with her were effective and the technique problems I had acquired in the past were actually overcome.
Madeline is the first teacher I have met who actually knows the subject matter of piano technique. Online study with her has always been positive because I believe she knows what she is looking for. Using the computer, she is able to see and diagnose your incorrect movements in piano playing. She will guide you step by step through the process of how your hands and body need to move correctly.
We are very fortunate in the music world to have the availability of Madeline Bruser’s online lessons. She can effectively explain and see in detail what many teachers aren’t even able to do in person.
I highly recommend Madeline Bruser’s online lessons for any of your piano playing needs. Whether you are recovering from a piano playing related injury or want to improve your piano performance skills, Madeline’s support and guidance is available online all over the world.”
— Margaret Wronka Moeckel, pianist, New Jersey
Graduate of Manhattan School of Music
“I signed up for lessons with Madeline over Skype, since I don’t live near NYC. During the last two years, my technique and expressivity have been transformed. Madeline immediately helped me improve my posture, and helped me to listen in a way that helped me fall in love with the sound of the piano again. Her kindness and passion for music and her compassion for me as a musician helped me transform my technique so that I now play with greater ease and understanding.
The tension in my back is gone. She has helped me to learn music “at the molecular level”, so that I can perform with confidence. I now sit tall, trust myself, and share my heart moment by moment in a spontaneous way. I share what I have learned from Madeline with my own students. I now enjoy teaching so much more, and my students play with more ease and depth of expression. Madeline treats each student as a worthy individual, and knows how to bring out the best in each of us.
I highly recommend Madeline as a teacher and coach, and am grateful for what she continues to teach me.”
— Mary Duncan, pianist and teacher,
St. Paul, Minnesota
“I’m enjoying practicing as we did during the Skype session [from Borneo]. It’s quite addictive actually! It helped me to feel the music more and not just worry about technical issues. And doing the seven-minute technique [the Performing Beyond Fear exercise] before each performance quite honestly transformed my experience of performing. I actually found myself enjoying the moment, and feeling like I could lose my ego to some extent and just give the music to the audience. It’s just turned my way of thinking around about what performance is actually about.”
— Felicity Corrie, cellist, England
Cambridge University Alumna