Monday, April 29, 2013

For a piano teacher on Skype, lessons in the key of see

For a piano teacher on Skype, lessons in the key of see: Talc Tolchin, 66, is among the music instructors turning to online lessons. To him, teaching remotely doesn't change much: 'When you see someone's face, you see their doubt or their excitement.'

SAN GERONIMO, Calif. — Talc Tolchin ducks into the music studio he built behind his Marin County cottage, where the sun filters through a towering redwood tree and his daughter has dotted the flower beds with fairy houses. It's time for his next piano lesson.