Online - is it just as good?
Surprisingly, the answer can be yes. I have both taken online piano lessons, and given them. There are a few important differences. Read on to find out more about online lessons, and why piano teachers are learning how to give them.
What's good about online lessons?
First, they can be very convenient. Instead of driving through traffic, and shuffling kids here and there - online lessons can be arranged from the comfort of home.
Second - because the student is at his home piano, the teacher can observe posture, see the practice environment, and hear your home instrument. This information can help the piano teacher as they try to help your child.
Third, the student learns to LISTEN closely in the environment of online piano lessons. With modern techniques of teaching, students can and do learn piano through this exciting technology!
Fourth, and I think the BEST - is that the teacher is still the skilled, caring individual you want for your child. Nothing beats human interaction. And, you still get it with online lessons.
What's not so great about online lessons?
The teacher can't physically touch the student to correct posture or hand position. However, maybe this is not all bad. The students have to take more responsibility in this area, which is good.
Online lessons can be a challenge for the very young student. However, if the parent is willing to stay with the child and be part of the process, it's a great way to offer an experience of music to the child.
STAY TUNED for more information on how the Kay Lowry Piano Studio will be offering online piano lessons in the future!