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Classical Hugs Online

Classical Hugs Music Academy delivers online lessons and masterclasses with world-class musicians.
Student performances, lectures, and media promotion are also part of the program. 
At the end of the course, students receive Diplomas and Certificates.

 

About Us

Classical Hugs Online is an ideal place for students, music professionals, and audience members to meet, and create music. Our performance and educational programs focus on building a solid foundation and prepare for a competition, orchestra appearance, a solo recital, or a recording. No matter which program you pick, you’re guaranteed quality instruction from passionate teachers. Whether you’re enrolled or thinking of applying, continue browsing to read more about our programs and masterclasses.

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How it works

About

Classical Hugs connects students, teachers, lecturers, and the audience with the power of music sharing through global coherence. 

We encourage all musicians to precede their performances with a few words of hope/warmth or a gesture of heart or an imaginary hug to support the public across the globe. 

Dates

Classical Hugs Academy is in session April 1-30, 2021. Students' options include 1 Masterclass, 1 Private Lesson, a simple program (just 3 lessons), or an intensive program (up to 10 masterclasses/lessons, lectures, and online concerts). We offer flexible hours and scheduling. 

Instruments. Classical Hugs offers lessons and masterclasses in Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, and Guitar. 

How to apply

General Application - We recommend using the Application link on the top right corner of the page. 

For schedule and dates, look at Lessons & Masterclasses page.

Study programs include:

Masterclasses - 40 mins each. Offered by professors on a regular basis

Signature Masterclasses - 40 minutes each. Offered by specific professors, whose availability is limited by specific dates.

We recommend signing up as soon as possible, as their schedule is limited: More information and registration

Private lessons - 60 mins each.

Note: Please let us know if you are O.K. to have observers for your lesson or masterclass. If you object, we will reserve a lesson or masterclass for you without spectators. 

Concerts - students participate in group and solo concerts broadcasted by Classical Hugs on Facebook and YouTube. 

Intense media promotion - publications on Facebook groups, email lists, and forums. 

Lectures - by industry professionals. For example, how to be confident on stage, how to market and advance your career, the world of music criticism and marketing trends in classical music: More information. 

Faculty concerts and presentations.

Access to observe all open events - masterclasses, lessons, lectures, and concerts. 

Lessons and Masterclasses will be conducted through Zoom, Skype, or UWMeeting - a new application with great sound and video quality. It is possible to have lessons on a laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. For the best sound quality, we recommend having a sensitive microphone and to connect your computer or tablet directly to your router. 

For the best sound setting, visit our Zoom setup page.

Scheduling lesson or masterclass

Classical Hugs will schedule all lessons and masterclasses according to time zones convenient for both: Professors and Students. If you apply to a Professor through our Wix system, you can book your lesson date and time in our Calendar. 

If you applied through our Application (simple), we will schedule your lessons/masterclasses and send you invitations to Zoom, Skype, or UWMeeting several days prior to a scheduled event. The full schedule will be posted on our website closer to April 1.

Note: Please be available to appear on Zoom 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled lesson for soundcheck. 

Note: if you have a specific question for any professor, please notify us, and we will be happy to forward your request. 

Timing

Masterclasses - 2 hours (3 students - 40 minutes each). 

Lessons - 1 hour (1 student).

Student solo recitals - 40 mins

Student group concerts 1-3 hours depending on the number of participants signing up. 

Recording/Downloading

All lectures and concerts will be recorded and observed publicly. It will be shared on our website, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook and available to watch later. 

Lessons and masterclasses will also be recorded. After lesson sessions, students will be provided with a link to download the lesson/masterclass recording and watch it later. 

Lessons or masterclass can be conducted with or without spectators. It will be up to each student to decide. If you want to have a lesson or masterclass individually, please inform us by writing to classicalhugs@gmail.com 

Observation

Faculty and student concerts are open to the online audience. Lectures, masterclasses, and lessons are open for observation ONLY to students, faculty, and those signing up to Observer Program.

Note: It's up to students to allow if their lesson or masterclass is observed by other students or spectators. If you want to have a lesson or masterclass individually, please inform us by writing to classicalhugs@gmail.com 

Accompanists (Strings only). In accordance with the pandemic situation, we don't require to have piano accompanist ready. If you have a member of your household, who is the pianist and can accompany you to the lesson, you are welcome to do so. You can also invite a pianist from outside, which will be entirely your decision. 

Certificates & Diplomas

All Active students who have participated in the Classical Hugs program will be granted attendance certificates. Diplomas of Merit or Honor may also be granted. Certificates and Diplomas will be delivered by email. 

Concerts & Promotion

Multi-participant student concerts take place twice per week. It is possible to sign up for concerts via the following

Google Form. 

All concerts will be broadcasted on the Classical Hugs Facebook Live page and also aired through the YouTube channel. Student concerts will be publicized on the Classical Hugs website, YouTube, Email lists, Instagram, Google ads, Facebook groups, & fan pages. 

Please visit our student group here.

 

SIGNATURE MASTERCLASSES

 

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 22, 11:00 AM EDT
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    This lecture will focus on the Psychology of being on stage
  • Thu, Apr 22
    Classical Hugs Online
    Apr 22, 1:20 PM EDT
    Classical Hugs Online
  • Fri, Apr 23
    Classical Hugs Online
    Apr 23, 8:00 AM EDT
    Classical Hugs Online
    Dr. Vivian Li, Piano Professor - Xianhai Conservatory in China will teach Suzanne Greer from Minessota, United States.
  • Fri, Apr 23
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Apr 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Learn and observe cello masterclass
  • Fri, Apr 23
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Apr 23, 4:00 PM GMT+2
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Learn how to represent yourself in any artistic situation from one of the best promoters in the industry.
  • Fri, Apr 23
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Apr 23, 11:00 AM EDT
    Classical Hugs Zoom
    Hear one of the most thought-after German pianists.
  • Sat, Apr 24
    Classical Hugs Online
    Apr 24, 5:20 AM EDT
    Classical Hugs Online
    Professor Grigory Gruzman, Head of Keyboard Department at Franz Liszt University in Weimar teaches Hao Rao from China.