10 Reasons Online Piano Lessons Are Perfect For You

Have you always wanted to take piano lessons but were unsure how to go about it? Now the internet is making opening possibilities that didn’t exist even 5 years ago. Technology is much better than ever and continues to improve. If you asked me 5 years ago if it was possible to use a cell phone for a lesson I would have looked at you if you were nuts. Full disclosure- I had a clamshell phone with no camera and no access to anything other than calls and texts which took me so long to write, I could have used snail mail and got the message out quicker.

It is a completely different online world. If you have considered piano lessons in the past, these are just some of the reasons that online lessons would be a good fit for you:

  1. You live in a remote community and all the teachers are full. You don't want to be on a waiting list.

    Looking online gives you more options to find a fit which is right for you.

  2. You are a homeschooling parent and want your kids to take lessons, but at the time which fits with YOUR schedule.

    Online teachers are all over the world and can time travel to suit your needs

  3. You are planning on going to music school and need help with the application process.

    Online teachers come from lots of different schools, you can find one who can pave the way to the colleges you are looking at.

  4. Your child has special needs and you can't find a local piano teacher who understands and is trained in the specific needs of your child.

    Online teachers often specialize and many work specifically with children who are similar to your child.

  5. You will be living overseas for a 2 year assignment and you want your kids to have piano lessons while you are there, but are worried that you won't find a good teacher because you don't speak the language.

    Online teachers travel with your child. As long as you are connected, your teacher will be with you all the way.

  6. You have reached the limits of your current teacher but are staying with her because there aren't other options.

    Online teachers range in teaching beginners to very advanced. You can find an online teacher who is a perfect fit for your ability. You have the world to choose from.

  7. You are going through cancer treatments and are looking for something to distract you from day to day misery, and you don't want to get sick from contact with people.

    Online teachers harness the power of the internet to come to you without being in the room. You can take lessons is privacy with teachers who have been there and understand where you are coming from.

  8. You can't drive to lessons anymore but miss having your weekly lessons.

    Online piano teachers come to you, in the privacy of your own home, rain or shine- except in massive storms which knock out your internet ;-)

  9. You've always wanted to learn to improvise jazz but no one in your area seems to know what you are talking about.

    You can find a hip online jazz teacher in NYC exactly suited to your needs.

  10. You are from a country without a long history of learning to play the piano and want to learn.

    Online teachers travel the world and bring music to your doorstep, no matter who you are and where you live.

Where do you fit? Are you a student looking for lessons or a teacher looking for students?

I challenge students: if you were looking for a piano teacher right now, what do you want?

I challenge teachers: How would you be the teacher that students are looking for?