Butch Baldassari has announced that he is experimenting with realtime mandolin lessons over the internet via webcasting. He’s planning both private and group lessons and will be hosting the sessions from his teaching facility in Nashville, TN using MSN-Messenger. To participate, students would need broadband internet access. In addition, standard notation and tablature will be available via e-mail in pdf format.
Butch is excited about the possibilities of such a venture.
I’m trying to increase my student base which hopefully would become international…i might wind up teaching @ 4AM…who knows.
Currently he is working with a number of test students to try out the service, and hopes to launch in late March/early April of 2006.
If you are interested in such lessons, you should contact Butch via his website SoundArtRecordings.com.