You might be thinking that nothing beats an in-person music lesson, but the truth is that the medium in which the lesson is given really has no impact on the value of the lesson, especially when you have an experienced teacher who knows how to properly communicate and educate their students.
So if you’re hesitant to sign yourself or your child up for music lessons over Skype, don’t be!
Of course, there are some requirements for having a great music lesson over Skype: a reliable Internet connection that won’t lag (or lags very little), a good webcam and a microphone—but chances are, you already have all of those things in your home.
Here are some of the major benefits we found for music lessons over Skype:
Save time commuting
If you have to fight traffic to make it to your music lesson, sometimes you don’t win and make it there late, missing out on valuable learning time. You can avoid the stress of a commute and instead learn from your music teacher over Skype.
Record the lessons for future reference
Online lessons can be recorded through third party software to be reviewed and replayed at a later date, so instead of focusing on remembering everything in the lesson, you can focus on improving your playing.
Practise immediately after a lesson
Further to the point of saving time on your commute, you also can practise what you’ve learned straight away, without any delays. This can help you learn faster and master your instrument in a shorter amount of time.
No struggles with siblings’ schedules
Instead of having to ensure daycare or have siblings wait outside while the lesson is happening, with virtual lessons everyone is free to keep to their own schedules. This allows the student to focus solely on the music.
Never cancel a lesson because of a cold!
In face-to-face lessons, generally it’s good practice to cancel a lesson if someone is contagious. With Skype lessons, you take away the risk of getting sick without having to miss a lesson or schedule a makeup time.
So if you’re keen to see how Skype lessons can change the way you learn how to play a musical instrument, get in touch with the Young Musicians’ Academy today.