- Skype + Webcam + Broadband

- Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Theory

- Frank
- Berklee College of Music '80
- 40+year Professional Musician

Step-by-Step Instructions for
Online Lessons with Frank:

There are three main steps to complete to set up Online Lessons with Frank.

First, you must be sure you have the correct equipment and software to make the connection work correctly. This includes a broadband internet connection, a webcam, and Free Skype software.
Second, payment must be completed, which may include the verification process at PayPal. Once you are a verified PayPal user, payments take place within a few days. Credit cards can also be used.
Third, we set up a time and go over details of how to connect for our first lesson. Once we are organized, it is a simple matter of making a Skype call at the appropriate time.
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Step One - Equipment & Software Check

Hardware/Software Requirements - make sure you have these and know how they work:
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Step Two - Complete Payment

Lessons are $30 per half-hour and $50 per hour.

Payments are accepted through PayPal. Members can pay directly, and non-members can process payment using a credit card. It is asked that bulk payments be limited to a maximum of $200 (four one-hour lessons.)
Time for payment to clear will be required (generally a few days for a U.S. payment.)
You will be contacted once the payment is cleared via the emial address used to contact me or make the payment, or another specified in advance. In order to maintain a steady lesson schedule, regular advance payments will be required, allowing time for processing.
Payments by PayPal require verification time. This typically takes less time than waiting for a check to clear.
PLEASE BE SURE. I do not issue refunds or return payments. You are purchasing the time it takes me to explain the lessons, and sometimes time to prepare materials tailored to your individual needs.

$200.00 / 1hr every week

$100.00 / 1hr every 2 wks.

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Step Three - Get Connected

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Once payment has been cleared, a time will be scheduled for the first lesson. All times are subject to the whims of a working musician's and family man's schedule, who lives in the EDT/EST time zone.
I will email you my "skype name" so you can initiate the skype call. Be sure to test your connection prior to each session. Also learn to change the input/output settings in the skype software to match your hardware (your mic/input and sound-card/output.) An email account should be open throughout the lesson, preferably one that can recieve .mp3 files, .pdf files and .zip files as needed.
Please note that while playing together might be possible when internet server traffic is very low, typically the lag time of signal transmission precludes direct jamming. In addition to existing materials, the lesson might include having an mp3 emailed to you to play along with.
Lessons will begin to wind down a few minutes before the end of the allotted time. For this reason, I ask that we maintain focus from the beginning of the lesson.
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