How it works

Find your perfect teacher

Choose from over a hundred professional musicians teaching voice, modern and period orchestral instruments and jazz. Filter your choice of lesson by cost, location or learn live, online from the comfort of your home or office. Learn in your lunchtime, before school or after work with a teacher on the other side of the globe or round the corner…

Whether you need a one off lesson to prepare for a special concert, exam or audition or you want a regular teacher, we will find the professional musician who suits your needs and budget.

Can’t find the teacher you want on our site? Let us help find you the perfect match from our global network of thousands of professional musicians currently playing in orchestras, opera companies, bands and chamber groups across the world.

Book your lesson

With our easy to use scheduling system, book a lesson at a time to suit you with one of our professional musicians. Choose from the convenience of an online lesson through your home computer or travel to the teacher for an on-location lesson. Payment is taken from your card when a lesson time and date is agreed.

All you need is your home computer and a broadband connection. If you’d like a live demonstration, drop us a line and we’ll meet you online to check your computer and connection.

Learn with a pro

Take your performance to a whole new level and learn with a professional musician of your choice. It doesn’t matter where you live, one to one coaching from the best musicians in the world is now at your fingertips. Whether you need a one off or regular lessons, our scheduling system enables the greatest musicians in the world help you learn from the comfort of your own home.

Want the advice of a world class concertmaster or just want tips from someone in the business? Select the right kind of professional from over 150 pro musicians on our books. And if you can’t find the right musician for you, just let us know and we’ll find you a match from our global network of professional musicians worldwide working in orchestras, opera companies and theatres.

FAQs Got any questions? Find the answers below.

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What happens after I’ve booked my lesson?

You will be directed to the lesson form to fill in, in which you tell us the repertoire you will be playing in the lesson (to be received by us no less than 48 hours before the lesson occurs). You can also tell us if you’re working towards a particular goal e.g. an exam/concert.

What happens if my broadband connection breaks down during the lesson?

We suggest using an ethernet cable to wire your computer directly to the router rather than using wifi as this gives a more stable connection. We also have top tips for maximising your broadband speed. If the connection is severely disrupted so that the lesson cannot continue at the teacher’s end, the lesson will be rescheduled. If the connection at your end is severely disrupted so the lesson cannot continue, your lesson will be cancelled.

Do I need a microphone?

You can use USB plug in microphones – we recommend the affordable Samson GoMic or for larger instruments such as piano and double bass you can go all out with more expensive high performance Yeti microphone . If you find the sound from your computer speakers is not coping, then plug in headphones to your computer and wear them on just one ear (as pro musicians do in recording sessions!) for the purest sound possible. If you want to check to see if you need an external microphone, please do drop us an email at info@musicalorbit.com and we will test your built-in computer microphone with you.

How should I set up my computer for the lesson?

Please set up your computer right next to your music or in your line of sight. Do not stand in front of a window or in front of lights as this will dazzle the teacher’s view of you. Place the computer at a medium distance away from you so that the teacher can see you and your instrument. Let us know if you’d like to schedule a free session with us to check your set up before your lesson, by emailing info@musicalorbit.com

What happens if I get an echo when I am in my online lesson?

Usually this is because your microphone and speakers are too close together. If you have an external mic, try moving it away from the speakers. If you are experiencing an echo, check this, leave the meeting then re enter the room. If the problem persists, ring the Musical Orbit helpline on +44 (0) 333 011 9444  (Helpline is always available during lessons. At other times you can leave a message and we will get back to you asap)

How do I know if the teacher I want to learn with is available?

When you want to book a lesson, select as many time slots when you are free as possible. Your teacher will choose one of your time slots and you will be notified. Payment will not be taken until you have confirmed the mutually convenient time for your lesson. If your teacher cannot accept any of your time slots he/she will offer you other slot choices.

Your list of teachers does not include the musician I would like to learn with. Can I suggest someone to teach on the site?

Please do let us know of any professional musician you would like to learn with and we will contact them directly and try our best to arrange your lesson…

Can I record my lesson?

We’re happy to record the lesson for you. Just let us know when you fill in your lesson information form and your lesson will be available to view through the site, for personal use only, not to be shared anywhere online or in person.