About Teaching | Lessonface

About Teaching

Lessonface connects music students with great teachers for live lessons online. We recognize that great teachers make Lessonface work and have built a system that supports the best teaching talent. We help you keep your own students more supported for the online learning experience so they will come back for more and more lessons, and, for the teachers that we feature, help you amplify your talents to recruit new students.

10 Reasons Why Teaching on
Lessonface Is Awesome!

Location - Be anywhere in the world and teach from your computer, phone or tablet. Spend no time commuting.

Rate - You decide your own price/rates per lesson.

Schedule - You set your teaching schedule and the hours you want to be available.

Content - You decide the content you want to teach.

Privacy - No awkward in-home studio experience.

Payment - Pay is guaranteed for the lessons you book through Lessonface. No worries about not getting paid and no need to message your students asking for payment.

Record Lessons - You can give the students the option to record their lessons, which they can see through the Lessonface website only (no downloading or reposting is allowed).

Fees - Lessonface takes the lowest fees in the market for this service - 15% of your lesson rate and 7.5% if you refer your student.

Cancellation - Lessonface enforces a 24-hour cancellation policy. If the student can’t make it or they forgot to cancel -- you still get paid.

Communication - Communicate with your students through the Lessonface website. No Facebook messages or personal emails. No need to get your personal social-media life involved.

Our operations are super lean so that we can pass on the vast majority of lesson payments to the
excellent teachers who utilize our system. The Lessonface fee is 15% of the lesson tuition on
lessons booked by students who find you via Lessonface, and just 7.5% on students whom
you recruit.

There may be additional transfer fees, ranging from 0-4%, depending on the method
by which you receive payments. There is no fee for direct deposit.

So you want to teach at Lessonface?
Here are the steps:

1. Create a profile, highlighting your:

  • Musical background
  • Credentials
  • Rates
  • Availability

2. Lessonface staff vets the profiles, making sure the teacher is a
good fit for students in our system.

  • Teachers must have at least 2 years teaching experience, 5 years of professional experience in
    the topic they'll be teaching, or be an extraordinary exception
  • Fitting these basic qualifications does not guarantee approval

3. Upon approval as a featured or private teacher, you are able to utilize the Lessonface system, including:

  • Scheduling across time zones simplified
  • High quality video conferencing with optional lesson recording built in
  • Privacy and security maintained by keeping your lesson notes, files, contacts, and messaging
  • Access to our continuously improving platform so you can feel confident about your online
    lessons studio
  • Payment guaranteed for completed lessons

Featured and Private Teachers

There are two types of teacher profiles on Lessonface. You can apply as either type.

  • Featured teachers: Can be found by students searching at Lessonface.com, or directly referred by teachers and other students
  • Private teachers: Not visible by browsing Lessonface.com, can only be booked by students invited directly by referral

Our Online Teaching Guide

Have more questions about how it really works? Check out our in-depth guide.

You can check out the complete terms here. Feel free to reach out with your questions and concerns!

Yours sincerely,   The Lessonface Staff

Claire, Yonit, Flavio, Ashford                 Musical staff, get it?


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Now based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Spiegelman today teaches students located from Memphis, Tenn. to Turkey and Afghanistan on Lessonfacewithout leaving her home. By cutting down on local travel to lessons, she has more time to teach. And when she is touring as a performer, she doesn’t have to cancel her lessons.

Tanya Svec, a music teacher in Salem, Va., who teaches band and orchestra, moved onto the Lessonface platform a little over a year ago as a temporary measure, when she needed to relocate to a new building. She, too, soon discovered that teaching online allowed her to take on distant students from other areas of the country and Canada. She also found that her local students rarely had to cancel lessons when strep throat or other illnesses were going around or while their families were on vacation. She and her students loved working on video so much that she even had a recital online.

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