Though 2020 and the first half of 2021 have taught us that there are many things that can be done at home and online, there are still many reasons why in-person activities reign supreme. When it comes to music lessons, there are significant benefits to meeting with your teacher for in-person music lessons.
Reasons to schedule in-person music lessons
With many ways to learn how to play an instrument it can be difficult to decide if one method is better than another. Though you will have to decide how you ultimately learn best, in-person lessons are a great way for anyone to learn how to play anything from a piano to a ukulele.
Easier to maintain motivation
When you have a set time each week that you have to meet with your music teacher, you are more likely to stay motivated. Setting aside daily practice time and figuring out a plan for skill development can be difficult when you only have to answer to yourself. Having someone else to help keep you accountable can often be more motivating than just relying on yourself to get it done.
No potential technology issues to get in the way
One significant benefit to in person music lessons is that you aren’t reliant on technology to work properly in order to have a great session. From dropped signals to slow response times, online lessons by nature face more technological issues than in person ones.
Lessons are designed specifically for the student
When you have regular weekly lessons with a teacher who is able to get to know you and track your progress from one lesson to the next, they are able to design a lesson plan that specifically fits the needs of the student. As skills progress each week an in-person lesson plan will adapt and change to focus on the areas the student needs to work on more.
The instructor can provide immediate feedback and correction
When a student is able to receive direct, in-person instruction their teacher is able to easily adjust and correct any mistakes they are making immediately. Often a teacher will physically fix the students hand or arm positioning or posture in order to help them play their instrument the best.
Forces you to stay on track
With a scheduled lesson each week that you need to be ready for, it is often easier to maintain a practice schedule, to set and reach specific goals and to keep up with your skill development. Knowing that you have regular in-person lessons to show your teacher what your practice time has accomplished will help ensure that you build that time into each day.
The opportunity to make friends and meet other musicians
Taking in-person lessons often means that you will be spending time where other musicians are. Whether your classes are in your teacher’s home or at a music studio, you’ll likely get the opportunity to meet with other students. Your teacher may host performance opportunities or student get togethers or you may have the chance to visit before or after your lessons. Making friends in the music world can actually help your skill development since you’ll be more likely to want to continue in order to share the experience with them.
In-person music lessons are a great summer activity
This summer, committing to regular music lessons is a great way to keep your skills in top shape while also maintaining a fun hobby. Whether you’re looking to start learning an instrument for the first time, improve your skills on an instrument you’ve already been learning or add a second or even third instrument to your repertoire, taking in-person lessons has many benefits for you. Seeing your music teacher regularly is a great way to maintain motivation and improve your skills from one week to the next.