Over the course of the past decade, the popularity of online piano lessons has increased dramatically. They’re one of the main recommendations for learning the piano these days.
One of the main reasons for this is because as internet connection speeds have increased, online teachers have been able to distribute better material to their students, such as tutorial videos and interactive piano learning software. In addition, the invention of online video chat services, such as Skype, have made it possible for piano teachers to offer real-time lessons to students over the internet.
One of the main appeals of online piano lessons to students is that such lessons can enable them to save a lot of money. Traditional piano lessons can cost more than $60 an hour and many people can’t afford to attend more than two or three lessons a month. With online lessons, a student can watch several hours of video lessons every week for less than the cost of one traditional lesson.
Another appeal of online piano lessons is that they can be tailored to meet to unique requirements of each student. Traditional offline piano teachers often refuse to teach students anything other than material contained in syllabuses from recognized music bodies. This sort of structured and strict approach to learning is often not appealing to adult students. With online lessons, a student can choose which style of playing they want to focus their efforts. Many websites specialize in teaching a single style of playing, such as blues, jazz, classical, pop, rock, folk and more.
Perhaps one of the main reasons why more and more people are learning how to play the piano online is because there are a huge number of free lessons available. YouTube alone is filled with thousands and thousands of piano tutorial videos, which feature talented players teaching new learners how to play their favorite songs step by step.