The internet has changed the way people do everything, and I mean, literally EVERYTHING. Musical instrument tutorials are constantly cropping up online, with some businesses actually coming together and earning a living from starting these businesses.
Below is a list of reasons as to why learning a musical instrument online may be the way forward:
1. Access: Those interested in learning musical instruments can often struggle to music teachers in the area that they are based, which can result in either long drives, or a sheer lack of lessons. Learning a musical instrument online via video cuts out these access issues, meaning that those interested in learning a musical instrument can, from the comfort of their own home, without having to travel miles. Additionally, there is the issue for those looking to learn exotic or uncommon musical instruments. Even if the would-be student can’t find a site which specialise in the online tutorial of the specific musical instrument that they are interested in learning, the chances are that there will be some form of instructional Youtube video to watch!
2. Affordability: Hiring music teachers can be incredibly costly, with many music teachers asking for hundreds of pounds for a one hour lesson. Online videos, which are often pre-recorded, meaning that they can duplicated, enabling the teacher to provide an already recorded video, which can be sent or downloaded by anyone which wants lessons in the specific instrument. This cuts costs, enabling online teachers to provide their services at an affordable price for students.
3. Pace: Learning an instrument with a music teacher can be stressful, with music teachers often pushing their students at a pace that they are uncomfortable with. Learning music online without a direct teacher means that students can download their video at any time, and can replay it at any time, meaning that they can learn as fast or as slowly as they desire.
4. Quality: It’s often the case that teachers of musical instruments aren’t competent enough at the instrument they teach, to teach it. This can lead to awkward situations where the student is looking to cancel, but feel awkward doing so. By purchasing online music lessons, if the student isn’t happy with the quality of the lessons they are receiving, they can simply cancel their lessons via cancelling their direct debit, leaving no hard feelings for the student, who can choose to take their lessons elsewhere with minimal fuss!
This post was written on behalf of The Online Academy of Irish Music, an established online tutorial service of traditional Irish musical instruments.
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