We have seen the horrors of pandemic and found ways to overcome it. I think other than what the virus has done healthwise, it has also affected the day to day life of all. The bubble life that we lived in for almost a year taught us how to utilize time wisely and find ways to be creative. One of the few things that people have done is to finally learn the things that they always wanted, and for parents, let their children learn various skills. One of those skills that people have been vastly interested in is music. And, why not, it is something that everyone enjoys and a skill everyone should have. It is the ultimate stress buster, an exercise to the mind and a medium to connect with all. The shutdown has prompted us to find resources online and never has digital technology been this important for human connectivity and communication. It is almost an essential commodity in our daily lives. Now, few of you might have already been learning music prior to the pandemic, but here let us discuss how Online lessons can improve your daily productivity and is the effective way of learning today.
No Travelling to Your Lessons : You don’t have to spend your time waiting in the traffic to get to your lessons nor wait till you get home to practice what you have just learned. Very often, the long journey to your music class kills your enthusiasm for it, attending class with little or no energy. Now from the comfort of your home, you can schedule a class in your free time and prepare yourself better for the class. After the class, you can continue with the exercises and lessons to retain them better. You save time, save yourself from mental fatigue and gas money.
Get the teacher you need : Now as the online platform for learning grows, teachers from all around the world have become accessible to you. You have an objective while learning your instrument, you can try different mentors and decide whom you are most comfortable with. Also, if you have a style of music that you prefer, you can find the teacher who plays that style and guide you to play the same. Now what is the difference between the tutorials found in youtube vs having a personal teacher. It’s simple, a live teacher will help keep you on track, customize your lesson according to your requirement and most importantly, you can clear doubts anytime. Having a personal teacher really assures that all the techniques you learn are being executed properly on the instrument and the essential music theory is understood.
Benefits of online learning : Video calling platforms like Zoom and Hangouts give you a lot of features like recording the session, screen sharing and file sharing. These help you to recollect, revise everything you have learned in a session and not worry about missing any of the topics. Your teacher can instantly share sheet music or lesson sheets of the topics you are being taught through these platforms. You can even record a session and your teacher playing all those exercises for your reference when you practice. As you learn further and play your instrument with a certain level of skill, you will then build up a library of resources, lesson plans and exercises customized to your learning which you will be able to use throughout your life.
The right exercise to build your creativity : Music is a creative art form. All the music you listen to has been composed and is an expression of an artist. You can learn to express your ideas with the help of music. Practicing music can be an amazing exercise for your mind and to build your mental strength. It has been known to help you be more creative and effective in other areas of your life as well such as in school education, work performance and solving abilities. It is also really effective to reduce stress from your daily chores. Now, to learn music in your instrument you have to practice, and better if you can do it daily but it should not feel like a daily chore to you. You should at least commit some time of your day to your instrument which can be flexible according to your schedule. You don’t have to meet any target on a given day. In fact, be patient, exercise the right way and in time you will develop skills on your instrument. Keep targets but don’t give strict deadlines to them, instead make a commitment to reach those targets eventually.
These are the advantages of learning music online. You can save time and improve your productivity in a day, find more skills to acquire in your time. However, if you do want to learn music in the right environment, you need commitment and the right space to practice your music. So assign an appropriate place in your house where you can set up your instrument and can go daily to practice your music without any distraction and disturbance.However, in the end music should be fun and enjoyed by you. Put your mind to it but also, don’t forget to enjoy what you play because in the end that should be your objective. Learn, play and have fun.