Let’s be clear, there is something to be said about doing things the old-fashioned way. Yet you can’t be fearful of fashion forward opportunities. And when it comes to music lessons, both learning an instrument and learning how to sing, online videos and instruction can play a huge role.
So the answer is yes, online music lessons do work. However, how well they work isn’t just dependent on the information provided. There are benefits and advantages to each style of learning. Learning from home by watching videos has the same benefits and disadvantages as working from home.
Let’s unpack that for a moment. You have the freedom of learning what you want whenever you want. Yet the informal process without discipline can be a detriment to how well you own your talent. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be. It just means that you must be your own teacher in some ways, just like you are your own boss in ways when you work from home.
Online music lessons are especially helpful when it comes to grouping them with traditional lessons. They can also be great gateways to introduce youth to instruments and singing lessons ahead of structured classes in an effort to see if music lessons are something that they actually want to pursue.
Back when I first started to learn to play the piano as a kid, I remember the fake hard cardboard keyboard cutout I was given to practice finger placement without sound. What’s the lesson here? The lesson is do your best with whatever is provided to you. Since online music lessons in all forms are available, many of them free, you might as well put those resources to good use as they are applicable. It only makes sense to count on all the help you can get.