Traditionally the go to solution for most people who want to learn the guitar is find a teacher in your local area and travel to and from lessons. However these days guitarist’s are considered very fortunate with the vast amount of educational materials online. Theres a plethora of teaching websites and resources both paid and free and some would say the average guitarist is spoilt for choice.
As a guitar teacher I see the advantages and disadvantages of both models, all of which I will discuss in this article. I will share with you the best options based on your skill level, styles of playing and price point and of course the teachers themselves. I have purchased all of these these online programs and have analysed them from a teacher and learner perspective. With over 30 years teaching experience (My BIO) I think I have seen it all when it comes to learning materials and what works and doesn’t work for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
I will also share some ideas on how you can learn to play the guitar online exclusively and still have a mentor to critique you’re playing without leaving your home.
In this article we will go though the best options based on your skill level, styles, genres, price point and of course the teachers themselves . I have purchased all of these these online programs and have analysed them from a teacher and learner perspective. As a guitar teacher with over 30 years teaching experience I think I can make a fair call on what works and doesn’t work for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
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Online learning is great but it’s all about how you PRACTICE and utilise the limited time you have that will make you the player you want to be. YouTube can be one rabbit hole after another especially for beginners. Not to mention the distractions we face every day with computers and devices. Also you have to remember anybody with a guitar, low-cost web cam and a YouTube account can make something and call it a lesson ..