MacPhail Live Online offers high-quality online music lessons using simple, user-friendly technology. With just an internet connection and a computer with a basic mic and camera (which come standard with most modern-era computers) you can connect with one of our experienced music instructors all from the convenience of your home!

Live Online Lessons


  • Build creativity
  • Boost brain development
  • Nurture essential life skills, including communication and critical thinking
  • Grow into a well-rounded musician
  • Reduce stress
  • Build memory and concentration
  • Experience the fun of making music!

Our faculty is skilled in creating engaging experiences that complement the online setting. New students are often surprised by how easy and effective online music lessons are!

“Our two sons have been participating in MacPhail’s online lessons for the past year and a half since our move from the Twin Cities to a small town in southern California. The convenience of sitting in our own music room for every lesson is tremendous, but most importantly, our kids have been able to continue to access a world-class teacher from 3,000 miles away.”
– Tasha M., Ojai, California

Live Online Lessons

Simple, fun, and effective.  To learn more about MacPhail Live Online Lessons contact Student Services.


An exclusive opportunity for MacPhail Live Online students to perform from the venue of their choice – all abilities welcomed!  Click below to view a vRecital.

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Crescendo Online

Highly-motivated music students have the opportunity to develop musicianship in a rewarding environment.

For all of the details, visit Crescendo Online.

How to Get Started

  1. Tell us about your musical interests, goals, and scheduling preferences by completing the Student Profile Form!
  1. When you’ve submitted the form, our Placement team will find the ideal teacher for you, based on your requests.
  1. To optimize your online lesson experience, a member of our Online team will contact you to schedule a tech check in advance of your first music lesson with your teacher. No technology expertise necessary – MacPhail’s patient and friendly staff can give the guidance you need!
  1. When it’s time for your online music lesson, simply go to your computer. Your teacher will video-call you, and your customized music lesson will begin!


Choose a Combination of In-Person and Online Music Lessons!

If you live within driving distance of any MacPhail physical site combined lessons offer the best of both worlds – flexibility of lessons from the location of your choice and the opportunity to interact in-person with your instructor! For each lesson, you pick the option that works best for you!

Learn more about classes, lessons and partnerships at MacPhail!

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