Guitar Lessons Online: G’day (good day) guitar lovers and to everyone who would love to learn how to play this really one-of-a-kind instrument! I would like to share my thoughts as to why it is more beneficial to take guitar lessons online than hiring a private tutor, or getting guitar lessons in a music school.
While there is a big difference having an instructor who is there in front of you correcting yorr mistakes in real time, you can still get that same edge even if you are taking guitar lessons online. But, like any other, there are few disadvantages to it as well. Imagine, a typical private guitar instructor charges more or less $15 to $25 per hour, and you can expect it to include more or less the following:
- Getting ready of the lessons’ materials, modules, etc.
- Checking and making sure that the guitar is in the correct tuning
- Getting your fingers ready
- Reviewing previous lessons
- Question and answer portion of last week’s lessons and correcting mistakes
- Learning a new lesson
Now this pattern basically repeats every single session that you meet with your guitar instructor. This method has been practiced by most instructors and has been proven to be effective every single time. There’s just one main fault to it: it takes a long time to learn the guitar, and not to mention, it is really costly too! Now, think of getting online guitar lessons. You’ll probably be able to get rid of the first three points above and focus more time on learning how to play and practice the guitar. Plus these:
You’ll be your own boss. You won’t be forced to wake up early in the morning (if that’s your schedule) and you will be the master of your time. If you want to prolong the session, go ahead! If you are already tired after a few minutes, then stop and rest by all means. There won’t be a pouting guitar instructor who will reprimand you if you don’t get there on time, or if you ask for another break.
You’ll have complete privacy in your home. No more drives, no more cab rides for you. All it takes is just a short walk to your computer and voila! You’re ready to take lessons. If you are quite the shy type, then no one will be there to watch you struggle as you learn those chords.
You control what you want to learn. With online guitar lessons, there is really no stopping how far you go in learning things about the guitar. If you want to skip a few less important guitar theories, you can do so. If you want a more practical approach to learning the guitar and practice a lot, no one’s there to stop you.
It’s totally cheaper. Like what I have pointed out before, guitar instructors are paid by the hour. With guitar lessons online, you can save more than half of what you pay for those expensive guitar tutors and expensive tuition fees on guitar schools.
You learn at your own pace, making learning faster. Since you control what you learn, you are sure to grasp every lesson you are learning. You have the option to skip, review, or even rewind those previous lessons that you had trouble with before. Learning things at your own comfortable pace can definitely speed up the whole guitar learning process.
So, are you still having thoughts of getting guitar lessons online? The decision is really up to you. One tip though, make sure you like your choice and you are comfortable with it.
By the way, I don’t have any intention of insulting those private tutors and music schools because I was actually a product of these. I just would like to point out how great online guitar lessons can be as an alternative to those. Everyone has the right to know the advantages of each choice so that they can choose what they really want.
So, what’s it going to be? Better make that choice now! Good luck and happy learning!