The art of music from afar

For piano instructor Talc Tolchin, lessons don’t always require close proximity and immediate scrutiny of finger placements and precision - thanks to modern technology, Tolchin can instruct students from hundreds of miles away.

But Tolchin’s methods do have some detractors:

It’s not for everyone. The world of music instructors is filled with late technology adopters on such tight budgets that even basic equipment needed to conduct online lessons is a stretch, said Rachel Kramer, director of member development for the Cincinnati-based Music Teachers National Assn.

Then there’s tradition. “There will be always be teachers who feel it would never ever work,” she said.

Read more from reporter Lee Romney’s story here.

Photos: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

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    This is fantastic. I say go for it. There is something to be said for being able to physically adjust a student’s...
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    I would love to learn keyboards.