Our Learning Approach:

Our Learning Approach ArtistWorks works with 33 award-winning musician/teachers who present a separate, encyclopedic lesson library of their instrument. All levels, from beginner to extremely advanced, are covered in the library which is divided into dozens of "bite-sized" lessons. Each site offers between 20 and 30 hours of lessons. These lessons were custom-created especially for the online school and are not available anywhere else.
All of our lesson libraries were professionally filmed at ArtistWorks Studio in Napa, CA. The lessons employ multiple camera angles that make sure every student sees exactly what is going on and were edited by musicians who understand what is needed to learn an instrument. Faster passages are presented in pitch-corrected slow-motion and students can loop specific sections of the online music video lessons. Where appropriate, downloadable notation/tablature is provided. Students move through the curriculum at their own pace and have immediate access to the entire video lesson library as well as all supplemental material.

Personal instruction and feedback is available to enrolled members via "Video Exchanges", which work like this:
Students use their own smart phones or webcams to film their practice session, and then upload the video to their teacher for reaction and guidance. We call the pairing of a student-submitted video, with the teacher's reaction/guidance video, a "Video Exchange". All Video Exchanges between teacher and student are permanently paired and then posted in the Video Exchange library, allowing even those students who don't upload their own videos to learn from those who do. Video Exchanges utilize ArtistWorks patented Video Management System, only found on ArtistWorks sites. The groundbreaking Video Exchange approach to the instruction of musical instruments is already implemented at these online schools, which collectively teach tens of thousands of students all over the world.

The Martin Taylor Guitar Academy (solo guitar)

The Qbert Skratch University (hip-hop skratching)

Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe (jazz guitar)

Peery Piano Online (classical piano)

Howard Levy Harmonica School (diatonic harmonica)

Tony Trischka School of Banjo (now a part of the Academy of Bluegrass)

Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert

Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp

Jazz Piano with George Whitty

Jazz Saxophone with Eric Marienthal

Electric Bass with Nathan East

Jazz Bass with John Patitucci

Bluegrass Mandolin with Mike Marshall

Classical Mandolin with Caterina Lichtenberg

Fiddle with Darol Anger

Dobro and Lapsteel with Andy Hall

Popular Piano with Hugh Sung

Vocals with Jennifer Truesdale

Flute with Jeff Khaner

Trumpet with David Bilger

Clarinet with Ricardo Morales

French Horn with Bill Caballero

Violin with Nathan Cole

Bluegrass Flat pick guitar with Bryan Sutton

Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt

Acoustic Guitar with Scott Law

Jazz Guitar Improvisation with Chuck Loeb

Classical Guitar with Jason Vieaux

Multi-style Cello with Mike Block

Percussion with Luis Conte

Art with Justin Bua

Ukulele with Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel