OUR APPROACH TO ONLINE EDUCATION

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Our virtual lessons deliver the same level of expertise, professionalism, patience, and empathy, you would expect from an in-person experience.

Combining academic discipline with real-world experience and application, our primary mission is to help students discover, explore and nurture their own personal relationship to music, whatever form that may take.

Whether you are a complete beginner learning music for the first time, a casual player wanting to improve, or a professional seeking to hone your chops or expand their repertoire, Professor Baumol will help you to prioritize and achieve your own individual goals, at a pace and schedule that works for you.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you're interested in studying music with the Professor, you can fill out the submission form HERE.

In the 'MESSAGE' section, please include the following information about the prospective student:

• NAME

• AGE

• INSTRUMENT

• YEARS/TYPE OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCE (NONE IS FINE!)

• GENERAL GOALS FOR LESSONS

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Professor Baumol will then reach out to you to schedule a FREE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION to address any issues (technological, scheduling, etc.) and to further discuss the purpose, direction, and desired outcome(s) of future lessons.

WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?

At a bare minimum, virtual lessons can be achieved with a basic smart phone, laptop or home computer with a functioning camera/microphone, and some form of video-conferencing software/app (ie Zoom, Skype, etc.).

While the above will suffice for most situations, here are a few recommendations that we have found to help both simplify and enhance the online learning experience:

A STURDY, DEDICATED STAND FOR YOUR DEVICE

  • Your streaming device should be placed in a location that both allows the student to clearly see the Professor, while simultaneously giving the Professor as full and clear a view of the student as possible. Having a dedicated stand/base for your device can save a lot time and energy, especially at the beginning of each lesson. For tablets, a sturdy music stand and a rubber band (to keep the device from tipping forward if the required angle is too steep) often works well. 

HEADPHONES (WIRELESS/BLUETOOTH RECOMMENDED)

  • Using headphones (even earbuds) allows for the Professor's voice to be easily heard and understood while the student is playing/performing. Wireless headphones are recommended, as they ensure that the student can set up/perform comfortably without being tethered a specific distance to their device.

DESKTOPS/LAPTOPS & TABLETS RECOMMENDED (OVER SMARTPHONES)

  • Clear visual communication is paramount to the online education experience. While virtual lessons can and do work just fine using the smaller screen of a smart phone, using a larger screen allows for a more connected experience, on top of making it that much easier for Professor and Student to see each other.

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ, or contact us at:

Email: adam@ProfessorBaumol.com

Phone: (504) 224-9551

THE PROFESSOR'S CREDENTIALS

With over 30 years of diverse, musical experience (including 20+ years as an educator for both adults and children), Professor Adam M. Baumol brings passion, dedication, creativity and focus to every musical project and endeavor.

Originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, The Professor began his musical journey on his fifth birthday with the serendipitous gift of a Casio Keyboard. At 9 he began studying the clarinet,  and would soon add the oboe, saxophone, guitar, and eventually drum set and percussion to his instrumental repertoire. He earned his Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance ('06), and his Master's of Music in Music Theory/Composition ('08), both from the University of Delaware, under the tutelage of Professor Harvey Price  and Dr. Jennifer Barker.

Adam Baumol Professional Drummer, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Transcriber, and Audio Engineer

Since relocating to New Orleans in mid-2008, Professor Baumol has worked tirelessly in pursuit of his musical ambitions, earning regular work as a Professional Drummer, Percussionist, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Transcriber, Audio Engineer and Original Music Producer. He has written a variety of original pieces for a wide range of ensembles; has performed, recorded and toured (nationally & internationally) with countless bands; has appeared on/produced dozens of original albums; and maintains a regular teaching schedule of private lessons (both in-person and online).

Click HERE to view Professor Baumol's Education Resume.

With the growing prominence of Distance Learning allowing for greater levels of connection, cooperation and flexibility, it's paramount that students and educators Maintain Clear, Open and Honest Lines of Communication. So feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions--the Professor would love to hear from you!

Email: adam@ProfessorBaumol.com

Phone: (504) 224-9551

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