Have you always wanted to learn piano but haven’t had the time or flexibility in your schedule to take lessons? Learning piano online may be the answer for you! With the vast array of resources available online now anyone can learn to play piano no matter their schedule of budget.
Taking lessons online have many benefits and the number one on our list is flexibility. Taking traditional lessons with a local piano teacher requires you to set specific days and times that you have to be there and that can be very trying on a busy schedule. One of the most common reasons people stop taking lessons is scheduling conflicts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say “I loved taking lessons I just didn’t have the time to keep going.” With online lessons you don’t have those scheduling worries. There are no set days or times. No worrying about running late or having to reschedule. You get to learn at your convenience, at any time of the day or night that works for you.
Learning online also means learning from home. No more spending time getting ready or driving to and from your music teacher’s studio. You can take your lessons in your favorite PJ’s if you choose! Since you don’t have to drive you can spend that extra time practicing instead of commuting. You’ll also get the bonus of saving a few dollars on gas.
Finding a teacher online can be considerably easier than finding a local instructor. With a local music teacher you are limited to what times they have available which are not always the best time for you. Many of them are booked and you may find yourself on a waiting list to be accepted as a student. You are also limited to instructors that are within a reasonable driving distance. A friend may give you a reference for a great music Melbourne teacher but the drive may make the lessons impractical. Searching for a teacher online can be much easier. With an online instructor location is no longer a concern. You are free to choose any program you like knowing that the lessons are available whenever your schedule permits you the time to learn.
Compatibility, not every teacher’s methods are going to be compatible with your learning style. The only way to get to know the style of a local instructor is to actually take lessons from them. If you find yourself taking lessons from an local teacher whose style doesn’t fit your needs you are likely to become frustrated and quit. Since the number of local piano teachers is limited you may be out of luck and not able to get into another one that fits your scheduling needs. Most of the programs online offer free samples or trial memberships to their lessons. That will give you an opportunity to make sure you are compatible with their teaching style before make a financial commitment to them. If you don’t feel that the lessons are going to be right for you it’s easy to move on to the next instructor. You should sample a few online courses to make sure you have the right fit for you.
Another benefit of online lessons is the ability to learn at your own pace. A local instructor is typically going to have a schedule for you to keep up with. Some of those weeks you may breeze through but others will require more extensive practice which can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule. While with an online course you can keep taking the same lesson over until you are comfortable enough to move on to the next one. You don’t have to cram a lot of extra practicing in to a week when the lesson is a little more difficult for you. Online courses allow you to practice when you can and only move to the next lesson when you are ready.
Online courses are usually much friendlier to your budget. There are various programs available at all price points. There is something for every budget including many free lessons.
Taking an online course may not be for everyone but for those of us with time and budget issues they are a great alternative to traditional lessons.