Skype Lessons
Unless otherwise notified, San Antonio Music Academy will resume in-person lessons on Tuesday, May 19th. We are incredibly proud to see families of SAMA continuing their music education during this difficult time.
We appreciate everyone cooperating with our instructors and administrative team to set up remote lessons while the governor’s executive order is in effect.
For those unable to do Skype lessons, we appreciate your patience. We’re excited to have students continue their music education once everything normalizes.

Not yet signed up for Skype lessons?

Examples of live Skype lessons

Skype Instructions and Tips

Skype Instructions
  1.  Download Skype:
  2.  Click here to send us your Skype username/email. 
  3.  Add your instructor as a contact. Their usernames are below.
  4.  Be ready 5 minutes before your scheduled start time. Your Skype lesson is at the same time as your in-person lesson. Your instructor will be awaiting your call.
Tips for Effective Lessons
  • Use headphones to better hear your instructor.
  • For piano students using a phone, we recommend getting a phone holder like this to give your instructor a better view of your keys.
  • Call SAMA (210-681-7262) to do a test call before your lesson. We recommend doing the test call a day before.
  • Give Skype permission to use your device’s microphone and camera

Instructor Skype Usernames


How long will SAMA offer Skype lessons?

Once we resume in-person lessons, SAMA will continue to offer Skype lessons to those students who do not feel comfortable coming in person quite yet. We want to ensure that all SAMA students are learning in an environment where they feel safe.

How do Skype lessons work?

Skype is a free video-calling software that allows your instructor to continue music lessons with you from the comfort of your home. They’ll be able to hear and see you playing and also give notes and instructions on playing style, dynamics, and technique. Basically, the only difference between Skype and in-person lessons is that you and your instructor are not in the same room, but they are still able to communicate and teach as if they were.

Do I need a special webcam?

You do not need a special webcam. All you need is an internet connection and either a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Most devices today have cameras built into them, so external webcams shouldn’t be necessary. You just need to be sure that you give Skype permission to use your camera and microphone.

Will my instructor call me? Or do I call my instructor?

We send you your instructor’s username/email so you should be able to call them at your lesson time. However, please send us the username/email used to set up your account so your instructor can contact you should you have trouble connecting with them. Click here to tell us your username. 

When will my Skype lesson time be?

All lessons are conducted at the same day and time as your usual in-person lesson. If you need to change days or times, please contact us. 210-681-7262

Tricia Diaz Carrion

My son loves Ms. Michelle... She's an awesome piano/organ teacher!

Tricia Diaz Carrion / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

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Aimee Tigar

Great place, totally recommend it.

Aimee Tigar / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Kelly Walden

Mark is excellent with our autistic son who recently began piano lessons at the Music Academy. Very patient and kind instructor. Highly recommended.

Kelly Walden / parent
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