“Can someone really learn to play guitar online”, “Wait… how can you possibly give online guitar lessons?”, “To REALLY learn how to play guitar, don’t you need a one-on-one instructor?”. These are all legitimate questions, and ones that many are still asking not only in the field of music education, but in traditional college education as well. The truth of the matter is that online learning can actually be a BETTER learning experience for the student – especially when it comes to a skill like learning how to play the guitar. Let me give you a few reasons why (some of which you may not have considered):
- Convenience – Online guitar lessons are asynchronous (meaning you can access them whenever it’s convenient for you). You no longer have to get in your car and go meet your instructor at a certain time and day, you can access guitar lessons online when it’s most convenient for you
- Playback – When you take guitar lessons online, you have the ability to pause the instructor (video) and re-watch any portion over and over again until you get it down. This obviously isn’t possible when meeting with a live instructor.
- Materials – Online guitar lessons allow you the opportunity to download customized learning materials (tablature, MP3 jam tracks, and video content) so that you have materials to play along with and practice. You don’t typically get this with live instructors
- Affordability – Simply put, access to online guitar lessons is more affordable than private lessons. And by affordable, I mean a tiny fraction of the cost. At today’s rate, live instructor lessons typically average between $100 and $120 a month. The online guitar lessons here at activemelody.com are only $7 a month! That’s over 90% cheaper
- Community – One of the things you don’t get when you meet with a private instructor is a community of learners. It’s just you and the instructor, and as a result, everyone ends up learning in silos. As a contrast, at activemelody.com, there are thousands of other site members going through the exact same online guitar lessons and a message board that allows members to showcase their progress. This gives you a sneak peek at how others are doing and where they are in the learning process.
If you’re not sure about the quality or value, take a look through the online guitar lessons that are posted at activemelody.com. Most lessons have a free component so you can start learning for free and see if it’s a good fit for you!