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Online Lessons

“There is a rubber-meets-the-road quality to learning something – anything – and Cliff is supplying me with exactly that. Step by step, brick by brick, the only way to learn something.”

Joe Marcuse – New York, USA

Online guitar and ukulele lessons

Online Guitar and Ukulele lessons via Google Video Hangout or Skype with Cliff Smith, BMus(Hons)

I give online guitar lessons, ukulele lessons and music theory lessons via Google Video Hangout or Skype. This service is available to pupils anywhere in the world.

I currently have pupils in New York, Chicago, Texas, Tokyo, Madrid, Sweden and the U.K. Don’t worry about the time or currency differences, I will deal with that side of things.

We will be able to see and hear each other and your lesson notes will be emailed to you prior to your lesson, or shortly afterwards for any new topics covered during the lesson.
The benefits of online guitar and ukulele lessons:

  • Save time and money on travelling
  • Have lessons from the comfort of your own home
  • Have lessons when you are on the move (stuck at the office or on a business trip etc)

Video extract from online lesson

Booking procedure

  • Arrange your lesson with me by phone or email
  • Once the lesson has been arranged, I will send you a PayPal payment request
  • You must pay for your lesson at least 48 hours in advance otherwise it will be cancelled. Lesson fees are non-refundable
  • I will send you a link to click on (for Google Video Chat), or call you via Skype at your designated lesson time – please make sure that you are logged in!

If you have something in particular that you would like to work on, please let me know in advance of your lesson so that I can prepare any PDF worksheets I may need to email to you. I usually email any PDFs before your lesson.

During the lesson we will be able to see and hear each other. If possible, please test your video and sound in advance of your lesson and find a position where I will be able to see both of your hands on screen at the same time.

You will need

  • A working internet connection
  • A webcam* with sound (we need to be able to see and hear each other)
  • Your instrument – please tune it in advance if possible
  • A computer, tablet, smartphone or similar device with the latest version of Skype installed, or a free Gmail account if we are using Google Video Hangouts. Both services are free to use
  • The ability to open PDF files. Adobe Reader is free to download and use

* If you do not have a webcam, I can still teach you music theory via the text chat function on Skype/Google. This works quite well as you can save the conversation as a text file and recap it at a later date.

For additional information, see video calling on Skype.

What you see

Cliff Smith Online Guitar Lessons: What You See

What I see

Cliff Smith Online Guitar Lessons: What I See

Online guitar lessons

In my online guitar lessons, I can teach you acoustic, electric or classical guitar. I teach most styles from beginner to advanced level.

If you have something in particular to work on, just ask. We can cover many topics in my online guitar lessons, including:

  • Technique
  • Neck knowledge
  • Musicianship
  • Styles and songs
  • Music theory
  • Lead and Improvisation
  • Plectrum and fingerstyle
  • Exams (optional!)

Online ukulele lessons

In my online ukulele lessons I can teach you most styles and any size of ukulele, from beginner to advanced level.

If you have something in particular to work on, just ask. We can cover many topics in my online ukulele lessons, including

  • Posture – how to hold your ukulele properly!
  • Strumming with thumb and fingers
  • Fingerpicking and rolls
  • Songs and pieces
  • Chords
  • Ukulele for guitarists
  • Theory
  • Notation

Online music theory lessons

Online music theory lessons also work very well over the text chat function of Skype. I will give you the lesson live, in text.

During my online music theory lessons you can ask questions etc and save the conversation for review at a later date. Topics covered include:

  • Rhythm
  • Melody and harmony
  • Keys, scales and chords
  • Reading music
  • Songwriting
  • Transposition
  • Aural
  • Exams

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