So you’re looking for the best way to learn harmonica but are still confused about how to start the journey? I’ve got good news for you today: on this blog, I want to share with you some suggestions about what to do, and also describe how learning online with a teacher can be a good way to start in the right direction. My name is Steve and I’m an online harmonica teacher – welcome to my blog!
Let’s start with the usual downside about taking lessons from a teacher, whether in person or online: it costs money. We all know that today’s economic situation is difficult for many, so not everyone can afford the expense of learning to play an instrument. There are also some music teachers who ask for $80 for a single hour for lessons. I’ll tell you right now, that’s not the case with me. I’ve likewise been in positions when I had to make hard choices about where to put my money, but have always thought that music shouldn’t be exclusively for the wealthy.
Now, let’s put aside the money talk and see what it means to learn harmonica online with a teacher, using Skype, Zoom, Messanger, or other such programs for video calls:
It’s cheaper: You can learn with any device that’s connected to the Internet. There’s no need to drive through traffic during peak times, and you save money on buying fuel (or tickets if you travel via public transport). You also save a lot of time, since you don’t have to go anywhere and can study from the comfort of your own home.
It’s flexible: You can schedule your lessons week by week and easily find the right time for your schedule, since you don’t need to stick with the same day or hour for each lesson. By simply walking to the computer, you get the opportunity to study when you’re feeling your best – for example, if you have children, when they’re occupied or napping, and if you’re a frequent traveler, you can study no matter where in the world you are. Convenient online training has made it possible for nearly anyone to go back to school. I have some students who learn from the comfort of their car using a smartphone. A nice, soundproof location and backing tracks available!
It’s effective: Comparing an online private harmonica lesson to a traditional one, you can find almost zero difference in terms of effectiveness. Today’s video conferencing software allows for good audio and video streaming, so it’s 99% like being in the same room as your teacher.
It’s worldwide: This is an important aspect of learning online, as you can find teachers from different countries and cultures. This is a great advantage, because you can learn better by getting different points of view – not to mention the fact that you can study while saving money, by selecting a teacher who lives in a less expensive place and sets a lower hourly rate as a result.
I hope this post has helped you understand whether taking online private harmonica lessons could be the right option for you. In the meantime, I wish you a great learning journey. See you again soon!