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Benefits of Online Music Lessons

by Phil Barrow April 22, 2020
Guitar Student Taking Online Music Lesson

Opportunities from Online Music Lessons

Resound School of Music recently made the switch over to teaching online music lessons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we’re still figuring it the best ways to serve our students with online lessons, the feedback from our community so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

Despite the difficulties we are all experiencing, the current situation has opened many doors and opportunities for us to get creative in our teaching approach, so that our students can continue to succeed in learning to play music.

This reminds me of a famous quote:

“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”

-Albert Einstein

Some Unexpected Benefits

In speaking with many of you, we’ve learned that online music lessons come with their own unique set of challenges, but also a unique set of benefits that we did not expect. Some of these include:

  1. Continuing to thrive while practicing social distancing
    Whereas sports and most extracurricular activities have been cancelled for the season, online music lessons provide students with the valuable opportunity to continue learning music while staying safe and preventing the spread of illness.
  2. Experiencing new and creative ways of learning
    With so many resources now available online, the internet has made it easy for teachers to share music and additional learning materials with students in digital form. Online lessons also make it easy to record and play-back lessons for future reference.
  3. Greater engagement and involvement from parents
    Despite having no prior training themselves, many parents have now become a lot more involved in their child’s learning process. This increased engagement helps students to keep up with their practice commitments and remain more accountable. 
  4. More independence and growth from students
    With their lessons now being online, many students have had to “step-up” and become more independent in many ways. Numerous teachers have reported how impressed they were with how their students have matured and adapted to these changes.

As you can see, taking lessons online does not mean having to sacrifice on a quality education. Let us know what you think in the comments below! What are some other benefits that you have noticed come out of having online music lessons?

Resound School of Music currently provides online music lessons for piano, guitar, voice, bass, drums, and violin. To do our part in combating COVID-19, we’re offering all new clients 50% off their first month of online music lessons.

To learn more, contact us today to request your free consultation.

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Phil Barrow

Phil discovered his passion for music in his early teens when he began learning to play the guitar. He attended the VCC School of Music where he studied jazz and contemporary guitar performance. Phil joined Resound as a guitar teacher in 2013 and has been the school’s Director since 2014.

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