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The Pros and Cons of Online Music Lessons

Posted on the 18 September 2012 by Yogeshvashist98 @YogeshVashist98

Have you ever met someone who did not like music?  I doubt it.  Music seems to be one thing that people love no matter what country or culture they are from.  There is something about how music makes us feel that makes us want more of it.  Now, if your love for music goes beyond just wanting to listen to it and has progressed to the point that you just have to learn how to play it for yourself, then taking music lessons is, I’m sure, something that you have entertained at one point or another. online musicWhen it comes to taking music lessons, it used to be that you had to locate a local music teacher and take one-on-one lessons.  While that is still a viable means to learn how to play an instrument, thanks to the internet, you can now actually learn how to play a musical instrument via online lessons.  In this article, I am going to cover the pros and cons of taking online music lessons.

The Pros of Online Music Lessons

So, first let’s talk about how this process works.  When you take online music lessons, you are obviously taking lessons that are pre-recorded.  The great thing about learning this way is that you can truly go at any pace that you want without having to worry if the teacher is going to get frustrated with you.  Since you are watching prerecorded lessons via video, you can simply pause and replay something as often as you wish until you feel like moving on.

Another plus to taking online music lessons is that these companies tend to be online music lessonssmall businesses where the owner is usually the one who has created the curriculum and takes a lot of pride in their business.  The reason this is a good thing is that they are typically more than happy to take phone calls and emails in the event you need help or have any questions about their site or the lessons.

Finally, online music lessons tend to be a lot less expensive than traditional music lessons.  The money you will save by taking online lessons can help you to have more money for the instrument you want to learn how to play.

The Cons of Taking Online Music Lessons

While I do feel that there are more pros than cons when it comes to taking music lessons over the internet, there are a few things to consider before jumping right in.  First of all, online lessons will only work for people who have a learning style that is conducive to online lessons.  Personally, I tend to work much better in a one-to-one setting where I can interact with a teacher and ask questions on the spot.  So, you will want to honestly assess your learning style before signing up for online music lessons.

Furthermore, the transfer of audio can be difficult with online lessons.  You are not going to get the same sound quality taking online lessons as you would taking lessons in person.  While this may not be a huge deal to you, it is still something to consider.

Finally, a common practice among music teachers is to physically adjust a student’s hands on an instrument to ensure proper placement.  Obviously, this is not possible when you take lessons online.

So, at the end of the day, if you decide to take music lessons, at least you have options.  Choosing to do lesson in person with a teacher or taking lessons online really boils down to what you feel is a better fit for your wallet and your overall learning experience.

Brandon Jones likes writing about online music lessons like online Gospel piano lessons.

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