CPTP139: How to Teach on YouTube and Skype with Josh Wright



Teaching online could open up so many opportunities for you to work different hours, make more money and reach students you couldn’t otherwise. Whether you want to teach on YouTube, Skype or Facetime my guest today can definitely give you some great tips.

Josh Wright

Josh Wright has been taught by an amazing pedigree of teachers and now shares insightful tips he has picked up along the way in his fantastic YouTube videos and online courses. He also teaches students both in-person and on Skype around the world.

In this interview, we dive into YouTube tips, tech setups and teaching ideas. Josh does lots of demonstrating in this episode so if you’re an Inner Circle member make sure to watch the video of this one in the Resource Library.


If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Josh got started creating YouTube videos
  • How to get a good recording setup for less than $200
  • Why he believes YouTube tutorials do not undercut teachers
  • Where the tips he shares come from
  • The benefits of teaching piano online
  • Tips for Skype and other online lessons
  • What Josh does with students who love learning video game music

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