Skype Lessons

Learn accordion through Skype from the comfort of your home.


 Okay this is a photo shoot of me (Dallas Vietty) pretending to teach and my dad pretending to be a student, but you get the idea. That ponytail is no longer around.

Okay this is a photo shoot of me (Dallas Vietty) pretending to teach and my dad pretending to be a student, but you get the idea. That ponytail is no longer around.

Have questions before you sign up?

Check out info further down this page for how lessons work. Or send me any questions or request a phone conversation via this form.

Ready to sign up for the upcoming session?

Click here for current plans and pricing.

Want to try out just one lesson to get a feel?

Find out how to do that here.

 

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"I can't reccomend RebelReed highly enough. I get excellent exercises and resources to help me reach my goals."

- LORRETTA FROM WASHINGTON


Accordion lessons with teacher Dallas Vietty

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Hi! I'm Dallas Vietty

I'm a full time professional accordion player and teacher living in Philadelphia, PA. I play a few different styles of music, you can check out my performer website here.

I've been teaching accordion lessons through Skype since 2013.

I love working with all levels of students and all types of musical interest. My students range from just for fun hobbyists to dedicated performers.

Here's some things that I do that help my Skype students maximize their growth:

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"I've had many teachers over the years and Dallas rivals the best. Always fun and encouraging, Dallas makes me want to be a better accordionist"

- ISAAC FROM PHILADELPHIA

  • Our lessons span three month segments. This lets us set a destination and create a clear path of lessons to get there.
  • All of our Skype (video chat) lessons are recorded and posted privately to YouTube so you can rewatch, review and remind.
  • You get automatic reminders 24 hours before your lesson, so your busy schedule never gets in the way of your passion to learn.
  • You can take one of my online group classes to learn music theory (chords, scales, harmony, melody). 

If you're ready to start, scroll down and find the plan and pricing package that are best for you.

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Dallas is a consummate performer and teacher. He knows his stuff, is incredibly musical and will quickly tune-in to your wants and needs. A+++ Highly Recommend

 

- ZELDE FROM FLORIDA


FAQ

Does learning accordion through Skype actually work?

Yes! You can learn accordion through Skype (video chat) from your house, office, or wherever you've got a decent internet connection.

Check out the testimonial quotes on this page for staisfied students.

What do I need?

Skype lessons are simple!  After you sign up we will email and set up our dates and a plan for the three months of lessons.

The other things you'll need for Skype (video chat) lessons with me are:

  • an accordion : p
  • a device that connects to the internet: computer/laptop, tablet, smartphone (although the screen will be very small
  • decent speed internet connection
  • for best results you should be close to your wireless router or directly plugged in via ethernet cable
  • Download the app Zoom Meetings on your device. This is the app I use these days instead of Skype. It's free, it works much better.

How much does it cost?

I offer two packages:

6 Lessons for $380 (or three payments of $126.66)

9 Lessons for $515 (or three payments of $171.66)

Scroll down for more info and to sign up.

Discounts are avilable for college age students. Just contact me through this form to request.

Can I try out lessons?

Yes! I can imagine that committing to 3 months of lessons can be risky and intimidating if you aren't already familiar with me and my teaching style.

New students can try out a one off lesson which counts toward your first lesson package.

You'll still pay for that one lesson ($65), but if you decide to sign up for a lesson package afterward, I'll discount that amount from the package price.

To setup your first one lesson just send me a message through the contact form here.

Can I take just one lesson?

There are two situations I offer one off lessons for:

1. New students who want to try out lessons with me before they commit to a package. See the column here 'Can I try out lessons?'

2. For professional/gigging musicians I will offer a lesson here or there. To inquire about that contact me here.

When do you offer lessons?

I teach Mon-Fri from 10a-10p Eastern Time. Returning students have scheduling priority, otherwise if the day and time is open, it's yours.

I teach in 3 month sessions:

Winter (Jan-Mar)

Spring (Apr-June)

Summer (July-Sept)

Fall (Oct-Dec)

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“Taking online lessons with Dallas Vietty has been very helpful in learning to play the accordion. At almost 67 years old, and having no music background, taking online lessons with Dallas has been extremely helpful to improving on my playing ability. I highly recommend taking lessons with Dallas.”

- DON FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE


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Upcoming Session Fall 2018

Fall Session: Oct 1st to Dec 14th

 

Oct 1st to Dec 14th

Calendar with on weeks and off (no lessons) weeks. Students can take 2 or 3 lessons per month.

Month 1

10/1 to 10/5 on

10/8 to 10/12 on

10/15 to 10/19 on

10/22 to 10/26  off

Month 3

11/26 to 11/30 on

12/3 to 12/7 on

12/10 to 12/14 on

12/15 or 12/16 online recital (optional)

Month 2

10/29 to 12/2 on

11/5 to 11/9 on

11/12 to 11/16 on

11/19 to 11/23 off

Lesson Details

  • 6 or 9 private one hour lessons
  • Take lessons through video chat app or in person in Philadelphia
  • Automatic lesson reminder
  • Bonus group chat
  • Flexible payment available
  • Customized curriculum
 

Unique information about the current session:

The Fall Session calendar avoids lessons on the week of Thanksgiving and finishes well before Christmas.

We will have an online recital for interested students the weekend of December 15th/16th.

I will be running the Theory and Musicianship classes for interested students. This is included FREE with every private lesson package.

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"Skype lessons through RebelReed work great - it's in person and personal."

- BILL FROM CHICAGO, IL

 

Plans and Pricing

 

6 LESSON PACKAGE
Details: Video Documentation of Your Lessons, Custom Curriculum, Free admission to Theory and Musicianship class

$380.00 OR 3 Payments of $126.66

9 LESSON PACAKAGE
Details: Video Documentation of Your Lessons, Custom Curriculum, Free admission to Theory and Musicianship class

$515.00 OR 3 Payments of $171.66

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- 6 or 9 one hour lessons

- Video recordings of lessons

- Free entry to Theory and Musicianship online group classes


CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULING POLICY

All lessons must be taken during the time period of the session they were purchased for. No lessons will carry over to the next session.

Rescheduling of lessons is permitted in extreme situations. 24 hours notice is required for lesson rescheduling. In cases of extreme illness or urgencies, the 24 hour notice rule may be waived at the discretion of the teacher.

Lessons which the student cannot attend and for which the student fails to notify 24 hours ahead of time will be forfeit, no credit nor refund will be given.


More Testimonials

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“Dallas breaks down the complex ideas and techniques of Gypsy jazz to make this exciting music accessible to the ordinary player. His teaching style, a combination of patience and enthusiasm, is effective and a lot of fun.”

- CRAIG FROM MASSACHUSETTES

“I have been following Dallas’ career since I first heard him play over three years ago. Dallas is one of the finest accordion players on the scene today. Not only is he an accomplished technical player; he is also a sensitive, gifted musician and artist. We have become friends the past few years based on my initial email contact with him. Now that I am studying with Dallas I respect him as my Mentor and Teacher. Our lessons have demonstrated that not only does he know how to play but he also knows how to teach!” -Carmine Pasquale
— Carmine from New York
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“Dallas has helped me think about how to phrase each measure of music to make it sound more musical. He tries to help me get the most out of what I want in the learning experience and his enthusiasm and encouragement makes lessons fun!”

- GRACE FROM PHILADELPHIA

“I highly recommend Dallas as an accordion teacher. He is encouraging, creative and flexible and explains things clearly and patiently. He will teach you to play more than the written notes.”
— Toby from Philadelphia