Private Skype Lessons


Take a lesson no matter where you are in the world via Skype with 4 ​times  Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll “Rising Star” category placer. Diane will work with you to make sure you achieve your goals, whether it’s learning to play jazz, improvising better, finding out how to play different styles, or whatever else you want to gain. All you need is your instrument, your computer, and access to the internet.

Lessons are available for 1/2 hour or 1 full hour.


Improvisation Techniques:  


The goal is for each student to enjoy expressing their own creative statement on their instrument.  Classes are adapted to meet the needs and abilities of beginning, intermediate and advanced level players.

Approaches to sight reading and articulating rhythms and idiomatic techniques found in jazz, pop, theatre, and commercial music.

So, you’ve become a great classical musician and get hired to play for a theatre production, concert with a pop artist, or commercial studio jingle. You are immediately confronted with rhythms and articulations not included in the traditional classical repertoire. How do you sight read the music with confidence and be assured that you are placed on the “first call” list?  Be prepared for the wide array of opportunities now available to the professional string player.


Skype is FREE to use. If you don't have a copy, simply choose what kind of computer (PC or Mac) on the right of this page, follow the link, and download it today.

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No matter what computer you use, you will be able to use Skype.