NO GEOGRAPHICAL BARRIERS
Students are never forced to stop their music lessons for geographic reasons. So, whether you’re on the road, traveling or on vacation, you can continue to learn and progress on your instrument without downtime and having to learn your last material all over again!
LESS OFF-TASK BEHAVIORS
According to a study conducted in 2010 by Louisiana State University in conjunction with the University of North Carolina, off-task behaviors took up 36% more time in face-to-face lessons than in online music lessons. In other words, students were more attentive and focused during their online music lesson because there was less idle chitchat, less daydreaming, less dawdling and less joking around.
INCREASED STUDENT PERFORMANCE
Due to less off-task behaviors, the same study also concluded that students spent 22% more time actually playing their instruments in online music lessons and eye contact between teacher and student was more frequent than traditional in-person lessons.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM
Students won’t need to cancel lessons because they had the stomach flu two days before (stomach flus can be contagious for up to two weeks after symptoms have passed).
SIBLINGS DON'T HAVE TO WAIT
Kids can do their own thing while their siblings have lessons, while in face-to-face lessons they are held hostage until their siblings are done.
PRIVATE AND DUO LESSONS
You can have individual lessons or duo lessons through Skype. You can also include another person via a conference call.
Students can warm-up right up to the time of their lesson and practice their learning material from the last lesson. This helps prepare them more readily for their upcoming lesson and thus, get more out of their online music lesson.
THE CONVENIENCE OF RECORDING LESSONS
Students can easily record Skype lessons to review at a later time with software like Evaer and SuperTinTin.
STUDY A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS
I teach Acoustic, Electric guitar, Ukulele and Bass.
AMAZING HAND VIEWS
The camera can be positioned in places where it would be impossible to put a student’s head, allowing the student choice views of finger positioning not really possible in face-to-face lessons.
JUST POINT YOUR CAMERA AND START LEARNING
You will need a computer/tablet with a camera and a microphone and you are all set. Just point the camera in an angle so that the teacher can see both of you hands and start learning.
EASY MAKE-UP LESSONS
Because Internet lessons are a much more efficient use of lesson time due to no roundtrip traveling, make-up lessons are much easier to schedule.
While face-to-face students must drive home before practicing what they learned, Skype students can practice immediately after the lesson when the ideas are fresh and the energy level is high.