Online Music Lessons – Good or Bad?
Over the last 15 years Online Education has gone viral and for many good reasons. There are great opportunities for learning that are now readily available to us online. More and more people are looking at Online Educational opportunities as credible and legitimate. For those who are isolated by geographic location or because of physical limitations online learning has proved to be a huge blessing.
Music Education has also benefited greatly by the exponential development of technology to aid in music instruction of all types. For me to make this admission is not easy since my background has been as a Classical Musician for over 40 years.
Classical Musicians have reputations as being rigid and closed to anything new. I can't say that I totally disagree with that assessment, however there is a big difference between being a classical musician and being a classically trained musician.
It is fair to say that the traditional or classical ways of teaching have been significantly behind in the implementation of new technology. The good news is this has changed greatly for the better in the last few years.
What is available to you when you take Music Lessons Online?
• Access to state-of-the-art technology to aid you in your music education
• Access to highly qualified Instructors at every musical level
• Access to group instruction and Master Classes
• 24/7 access to learning modules
• The ability to learn at your own pace
• The ability to focus on multiple niches: classical, jazz, rock, pop and many more
• Learning in the safety and comfort of your own home
I believe taking music lessons online is certainly credible and a good option for many people but not for all. If you realize up front that there are going to be limitations and frustrations you will be OK.
There are certain things that just cannot be controlled 100% of the time when you are online. Technical glitches and sound problems are probably the number one issues that you may encounter.
For me the biggest challenge to any of my online learning activities is exercising the discipline to stay focused on the task at hand. I will venture a guess that I am not the only one with that problem.
Believe it or not in spite of the wonders of technology the basics for learning to play a musical instrument have not really changed much over the years. Go and find someone who is a good teacher and find a good support network to help you achieve your goals.
The Internet if used properly can be a great tool and resource to help you achieve your musical goals.
Go and Grow Your Talent Online!