Learn classical guitar online with our online classical guitar teachers

Online classical guitar lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn classical guitar online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons. Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced classical guitar lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.

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BAH Teacher #1547

"I try to bring out the best in my students. "

BAH Teacher #47

"My students have 100% success rate in Royal Conservatory of Music exams (both classical guitar and music theory)"

BAH Teacher #1431

"When we play music we interact with each other in a co-operative way."

BAH Teacher #947

"A teachers job is not necessarily to give you the answers, but sometimes to encourage you to think and dig for the answer yourself.."

BAH Teacher #2355

"I encourage and supports students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. "

BAH Teacher #2647

"Everybody learns differently and I believe in finding the method that works best for each individual student."

BAH Teacher #1623

" I believe music can enrich anyone's life, no matter what their musical goals may be."

BAH Teacher #1999

"We can work step by step together to learn how music theory is applied in the music you already know. "

BAH Teacher #2569

" I share knowledge with my students through hard work, motivation and fun."

BAH Teacher #2130

"I am a great believer that every student will require a different approach depending on their personality and their interests."

BAH Teacher #2111

"I am always learning what the latest pop hits or classic oldies for either my students or some gig performing with other musicians."

BAH Teacher #2682

"As a guitar instructor I assess the goals of the student and work out an individualized program of study that will provide the student with the tools needed to be successful."

BAH Teacher #1065

"I strive to enable musicians, rather than simply players."

BAH Teacher #2490

"I believe in a teaching methodology that is tailored to each student. "

BAH Teacher #2416

"Music is about experiences and passion; as long as you find the joyfulness in playing music, you can create a valuable piece of art."

BAH Teacher #2441

"I believe that every student can attain musical development, and that music is inherent in all of us."

BAH Teacher #2451

" I continue to demonstrate the ability to relate, communicate and encourage in a pedagogical environment. "

BAH Teacher #2479

"As a teacher, my passion is to instill a work ethic and desire into my students, all while keeping the fun of learning music present at all times! "

BAH Teacher #2508

"Every student is unique. Each one presents as a new challenge with unknown potential but in the end its about having fun and realizing a new way a expressing yourself."

BAH Teacher #2589

"I focus on making learning so interesting and enjoyable that the student ends up falling in love with the music and its instrument as much as I do. "

BAH Teacher #2812

" It is my goal to help fellow music-lovers to realize their true potential and learn to enjoy music in all its intricacies and fine details..."

BAH Teacher #2522

"Teaching music creates a ripple effect with a positive result in the community and in the student's life. "

BAH Teacher #2537

"Years of teaching have taught me that with the right personalized guidance anyone can become a phenomenal musician."

BAH Teacher #2566

"Let's have a great time while we learn to play our instruments and create music!"

BAH Teacher #2768

"My teaching is highly flexible and tailored carefully to each individual."

BAH Teacher #2584

"My goal is to help my students have guitar as a part of their identity, and acquire self-sustainable interest and learning attitude towards music. "

BAH Teacher #2709

" I also create an accepting environment for my students, allowing them to make mistakes without shame as part of the learning process. "

BAH Teacher #2585

"Musical lessons help us see the beauty in everyday experience and better understand what is around us."

BAH Teacher #2379

"I strive to share a love of learning with students."

BAH Teacher #39

"When you show a student how music knowledge translates into the music they are close to, they become much more excited about learning the language of music."

BAH Teacher #2277

"I am happy to teach Beginners, intermediate and advanced students of any age!"

BAH Teacher #2153

"I try my best to be a gentle, inspiring and creative teacher who will help you achieve your musical goals and aspirations!"

BAH Teacher #2150

"I like to set goals for my students, and help them reach those musical goals."

BAH Teacher #2043

"Music is a universal language and connects mind and heart."

BAH Teacher #1951

"Musical instruments serve as bridges in bringing out the "music" inside of us. "

BAH Teacher #2226

"What is most important is to have fun learning."

BAH Teacher #1240

"Enabling students to access their inner expression allows them to grow not only as a guitarist but also as an artist"

BAH Teacher #1541

"I'm a guitar teacher trained in the Suzuki method of teaching."

BAH Teacher #1814

"I’m always looking for new creative methods to transmit my passion for guitar. "

BAH Teacher #2714

"To provide, to motivate and to aspire is my aspiration."

BAH Teacher #2081

"I believe that the individual student should be cultivated strategically according to their temperament, interests and transferable skills and understandings."

BAH Teacher #861

"In my years as a musician I have had the pleasure of getting to teach a wide range of musicians, young and old, from beginners to advanced performers."

BAH Teacher #1664

"Every student has different ambitions and goals, as well as, different learning styles. "

BAH Teacher #1750

"Music is beneficial for the brain and works as a great balance to other activities, but most importantly.. it only gets more and more fun!"

BAH Teacher #1864

" I had been working as an accompanist and piano teacher for 11 years."

BAH Teacher #2028

"Learning an instrument can be helpful for motion skill, discipline and memory. "

BAH Teacher #2209

"Anyone can understand music [...] with a little dedication."

BAH Teacher #2475

"Teaching isn't just about a transference of knowledge. My job is also to inspire."

BAH Teacher #2460

"I believe that it is the teacher's role to help the student find their voice. "

BAH Teacher #1934

"Having fun and learning at the same time are important to me. "

BAH Teacher #1079

"I love teaching music because of the joy it brings me."

BAH Teacher #1933

"Music is not only great for the soul but is also one of the greatest activities to boost your brain function."

BAH Teacher #1899

"My teaching is centered towards each students finding their own personal voice and way of expression."

What benefits do online classical guitar lessons offer?

Choice of teacher: Online classical guitar lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.

There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.

You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.

What is the best method or software for online lessons?

Online classical guitar lessons, often referred to as zoom classical guitar lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.

There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.

It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)

Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.

A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.

What kind of equipment do I need?

The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example classical guitar fingering or hand position.

Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.

If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:

  • You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
  • You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
  • You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.

Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.

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