Why You Should Learn Piano Lessons Online
You can learn so many different skills online. No matter what you want to learn, cooking, drawing, woodworking, ballroom dance, knitting, even playing the piano, you can find an online tutorial for it. If you are interested in learning to play the piano look no further. At Music Lessons Academy Australia, we think private, in person piano lessons are great, but online piano lessons are becoming an increasingly popular option.
While personal instruction has its benefits, Covid-19 has the ability to cause lockdowns that stop us from providing piano lessons face-to-face but video lessons are a great alternative we provide and besides, there are some huge advantages to learning piano online.
Teacher Quality and SelectionIf you’re lucky enough to have a top-quality piano teacher to be available to come to your house and teach you how to play piano, that’s wonderful! Unfortunately, many people don’t. That used to mean that you were stuck. The quality of your music education depended on whether or not there was a good teacher in your area. But now, online piano lessons can help you out of that problem. In this new world of video learning, you can take lessons from some of the best, most talented piano teachers on the planet, no matter where you live. You can look online and find dozens of options, from live video conferencing with expert teachers to random YouTube tutorial videos that will teach you to play just about any song you want to learn. While there are plenty of lessons online that will teach you to play a particular song, or maybe a new technique, only a few offer a complete course to get started as a beginner and progress into an advanced piano player. Make sure the online piano lessons you choose fit with your personal piano learning goals.
Flexible ScheduleWhen you study with a private music instructor, you schedule a time to meet with your teacher every week for lessons. This time slot has to work with your schedule and your teacher’s schedule. As adults, trying to fit piano lessons for multiple children into your family’s weekly routine, this makes scheduling even harder. Add to this the fact that, unless your piano teacher comes to your home, you’re going to have to factor in driving time to every lesson. With online lessons, you pick the time that works for you. It could even be a different time every week. Lessons happen when you want them and where you want them and also feature very interactive features on the computer for advanced learning.
PricePrivate piano lessons cost a lot of money. They have this price tag as the teacher is providing extreme individual attention and feedback to you in your own home. If you want to play piano but are concerned about the cost online lessons potentially could help you out and help you save money. Some online lessons however, will cost a bit less of a price as the teacher is video conferencing with you but can still provide feedback. If your teacher records the lessons the cost can be much less, because one lesson can be used to teach as many students as want to watch it. Video lessons allow students to access incredible online learning at a fraction of the cost of traditional lessons, sometimes even for free or a free trial!
Keep Learning Seven Days a WeekWith traditional private lessons, when the lesson is over you don’t get to interact with your teacher again until next week. If you get stuck on something you have to wait until the next lesson to ask about it. If you finish your assignment early and want to move ahead, you won’t get any additional guidance until your next lesson. Even worse, if you’re practicing something incorrectly, you can go for a whole week without realizing it. Online lessons allow you you to move at your own pace and keep learning all week long in a different way to learn. If you don’t understand something, you can watch the lesson as many times as you want – your teacher won’t mind! If you master a lesson quickly, there’s another lesson ready to be watched. You can also compare your own playing to the lesson video any time, and correct any mistakes yourself.
More than Just LessonsLearning online opens up a whole world of interactive potential with a whole new way to learn piano. Beyond instructional videos, some programs, include online games that help students practice sheet music, music theory, note reading, listening, and rhythm skills. You may also find lessons that come with carefully designed practice instructions to help students balance their practice time between working on new songs, reviewing old songs, and developing skills like technique, improvisation, and transposition and also feature interactive features to keep track of notes and advanced skills. When comparing online teachers, take a few minutes to see what additional materials are available to you.
The Proof Is In the PlayingTo be honest, even the best piano players were skeptical about online piano lessons at first. Then they saw how well online students were playing. They were doing at least as well as in person students, and in some cases even better. Online piano lessons really work. Wondering if online lessons are a good fit for you or a piano student in your life? Check out Music Lessons Academy Australia. Online learning is here to stay. Most colleges and even some high schools now offer online courses. Studies show that this kind of learning can be just as effective as traditional classroom lectures, but can you learn something like the piano online? Musical instruments aren’t usually taught in a classroom. If you don’t have someone sitting next to you, correcting your every move, can you still learn to play a musical instrument well? Yes, you can, and here’s why it works.
Watch and LearnIn most traditional piano lessons, students don’t get to see the teacher play very often. They don’t have the example of a teacher playing something correctly, over and over, for them to watch and imitate. When students see and hear a piece played correctly, they will almost unconsciously, effortlessly match their own playing to that of the teacher. They will correct their own mistakes because they’re seeing good posture and hearing how the piano is supposed to sound.
Embrace the Power of TechnologyOnline piano lessons embrace the power of technology and a computer. Professionally produced videos, listening tracks, and learning games are all at your fingertips when you learn online. Effective use of learning on a computer is one of the reasons online piano students remain engaged and motivated. When piano lessons include watching video lessons, listening to music, and playing games online, learning feels like fun. We’ve even heard that some adults let their kids spend time with their online piano lessons as a reward for finishing their chores!
Video LessonsLearning piano isn’t easy and requires a lot of time and practice, but video lessons are a fantastic way to learn. Different videos that teach the basics of how to learn to play piano are available for free as an entry to some music theory and some popular songs. Learning to play some popular songs may drive your motivation to want to play and learn to play the piano. All you need is a computer, or another piece of technology, to play some of these video lessons and open up a new interactive method of learning.
Join the Online CommunityLearning online doesn’t have to be an isolating experience. When you’re part of an online community you can share your progress and get feedback from people who are learning just like you. Playground Sessions, created by legendary musician Quincy Jones also provides fanatstic informaton and blogs that you can connect with as an online community when in need of some extra learning for piano.
Learn at Your SpeedOnline learning allows you to learn more in less time. For one thing, when you take piano lessons online you don’t have to spend time driving to your teacher’s home or studio. More importantly, you can go through lessons as fast as you want. For an eager learner this usually means that you’ll progress faster than you would with in-person lessons. Of course you should take the time you need to do well on each lesson. Remember, teachers want to help you develop and learn how to play and makes learning easier. Sometimes that means slowing down your pace, but once you’ve got something mastered you can move on to the next lesson right away.
Try It for Yourself and Get StartedThe best way to find out if online lessons really work is to give it a try. If you’ve been thinking about piano lessons for yourself or someone else in your life, check out Music Lessons Academy Australia to get started, including a half price trial lesson. Experience how much fun it can be to learn the piano from the comfort of your own home.
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