Don Julin is accepting a limited number of mandolin students via Skype/Facetime/Google Hangouts. Whether you are into bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, or even classic rock, Don would like to help you take your mandolin playing to the next level. He offers one free 30-minute introductory session to get to know each other a bit. This initial session will allow a chance to make sure the technology works and come up with a lesson plan that fits your goals.
You don't need the fastest internet connection in the world, but if you are on dial-up or a 3g phone network, you may experience trouble with slow or choppy playback. In general, if you can watch youtube videos without having to wait for them to load, you should be OK. iPads and smartphones are a great way to take a live lesson.
A big part of this online mandolin teaching process involves playing along with videos and practice tracks. The practice tracks are full-band tracks and feature bass, percussion, keyboard, and a variety of instruments. Most media speakers are good enough to handle this, but your laptop or phone speakers will not. If your speaker does not reproduce a full spectrum of sound, you will not hear the rhythm section well enough to keep in time with it. The practice tracks used have been created in an app called iRealPro. IrealPro is an app that allows you to quickly and easily create play-along tracks in a variety of styles. Get It!
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from10 am EST to 9 pm EST. Weekends may be available on request. All invoicing and payment via PayPal. Mandolins Heal The World members receive a discount on private lessons.
Non-Member Price $60 per hr.
Members Price $50 per hr.
Email Don to set up Sky/Facetime mandolin lessons.