With pandemic-related restrictions easing in many parts of the country, in-person music lessons are slowly returning. But with the convenience and flexibility of online music lessons, some students are deciding to stick with them rather than heading back to in-person instruction in music stores and studios. In addition to the obvious benefits online music lessons give kids, parents, and adult students, there are some unexpected perks worth thinking about if you’re considering them. Here are some you should think about:
More time to focus on music
If you or your child are learning an instrument for the first time, you’ll quickly learn that time is everything in music. The more structured and dedicated time students devote to practicing and developing their craft, the more skill and understanding they’ll develop on their instrument. Online lessons give students anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours more time to practice every week depending on how far away their local music store or studio is. Instead of commuting to lessons, students can spend that time warming up, learning something new, or covering material taught in lessons. If time is precious in your household, consider online music lessons.
Easy connectivity to music software and apps
Music education is far more tech-centric than it used to be. From exciting music composition software to ear-training and music theory apps, today’s music students are learning and creating music on their devices like never before. Because online music lessons are conducted on computers and tablets, today’s music teachers are integrating tech directly into their lessons with software and apps. Online lessons makes this integration easier because students don’t have to haul tablets and computers along with their instruments and equipment to in-person lessons. And because more and more of music education technology is designed for online experiences, it’s easier for students to learn with these apps through the internet connection that already exists in online lessons.
Forces students to dig deeper into their musical training
With online music lessons, teachers aren’t physically in the room and able to give hands-on instruction. While this can make online lessons harder than in-person ones at first, it ultimately results with students becoming more resourceful and digging deeper into mastering their instruments. When students are guided online with a patient music instructor, they’re given the direction they need to develop the technique on their instruments, but in a way that encourages independence and exploration. The resourcefulness students develop in music lessons helps them become more confident and capable musicians.
Makes group lessons easy
Getting a group of students together for in-person lessons can be a real challenge, but bringing lessons online makes it easy. Whether your child wants rock band lessons with their neighborhood friends or you’re an adult who wants to learn music with your friends or coworkers, remote music instruction brings students together with ease. This music education format is especially helpful for students who live far apart but want to take lessons together and learn. Learn More about our Online Group Music Classes.
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