Taking piano lessons online is a great
way to learn piano. There are some good online lesson
courses and some great ones.
Below are my top recommendations for online lessons.
If you're unsure of what to take into consideration, look below to see what to keep in mind.
Try their free trial to see if you like what they offer. They are inexpensive ($39.95). They teach the basics well and include chords. Practice time is usually low, maybe 10 minutes a day.
If you have any desire to play jazz, choose this course - the creator is a jazz pianist.
|Nate Bosch's Piano System
If you want to play by ear (only by listening) or play whatever you want, choose this one. He also teaches chords which are very useful to know.
Comes on DVD and so costs a bit more but is way cheaper than regular piano lessons!.
Things to Consider
When considering taking online piano lessons, think about these 2
- Age: online courses generally work better for teens and adults. Children tend to need a little more guidance.
- Can you be motivated enough to practice without a teacher looking over your shoulder? (some online courses do help you by sending you notes by email asking if you've practised or not.)
If you have those 2 factors working for you then online piano lessons should work fine. You have the added benefit also that piano lessons online are cheaper than traditional private piano lessons.
Usually private piano lessons cost anywhere from $15-50 per lesson. There are online courses the can cost as low $40 - or one private piano lesson. That's a real benefit!
Online piano lessons will allow you to learn when you want
to. You can do it whatever time of day you want to - without taking a
trip somewhere. This is a good thing but you must also do that!
You may want to set a "piano lesson time" for yourself and stick to it. Consistency will get you playing better sooner.
Practising will take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes a day depending on your level and the course you choose.
What You Learn
Online piano lessons teach you the same
as a real teacher. You learn the same fundamental concepts
for how to play the piano. However, you may learn more from the online
lessons in some areas.
For example, if you want to learn chords or to play by ear, online lessons may work better unless you find a teacher who specializes in those things.
Don't forget to try any free trials you see. It's a great way to get to know which one is right for you. Piano lessons online are a great way to learn piano! Enjoy!
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