Learn guitar online with our online guitar teachers
Online 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 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 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 #2377
"I teach based on your interests, expectations, and skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. "
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 #1999
"We can work step by step together to learn how music theory is applied in the music you already know.
BAH Teacher #2305
"I believe learning music should be relaxed, flexible, fun, and focused. "
BAH Teacher #2106
"I am passionate about helping students see the big picture of what it means both to learn and to enjoy music!"
BAH Teacher #1102
"I believe that we all have music in us but that the best route to unlocking it differs from person to person. I tailor my lessons to the individual and let their inherent ability and temperament dictate the material we focus on and what our long and short term goals should be."
BAH Teacher #2565
"I give my students the tools, encouragement, and guidance to follow and discover their passion for music! We play what makes us excited, I'm here to help along the way"
BAH Teacher #2483
"My goal in music education is always to help students to achieve whatever they want by providing them with tools."
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 #2370
"I believe musicianship helps train and evoke many things from discipline, skill, mindfulness and emotion."
BAH Teacher #1912
"My philosophy is to teach people the music they love and actually want to play."
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 #2540
"I aim to inspire students to want to practice and play through teaching to what already interests them."
BAH Teacher #2225
" It's very important that the student enjoys or has a connection to the pieces they play. "
BAH Teacher #2469
"From the beginner to advanced levels, I teach based on solid foundations in theory, ear training, and instrumental technique while recognizing the unique strengths in everyone."
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 #2484
"My lessons are all about using skill and perseverance to conquer goals!"
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 #517
"As a teacher, I believe that every student needs an individual approach relevant to their individual learning style."
BAH Teacher #1804
"Music is a journey and it is my privilege to walk with my students to the destination wherever it leads."
BAH Teacher #1942
"Music is a language that everyone understands."
BAH Teacher #2189
"I have enjoyed sharing my passion for music with students of all ages, abilities and levels. "
BAH Teacher #2114
"I have been teaching music for 16 years, and I absolutely love seeing people come alive."
BAH Teacher #1998
"Learning how to read, write and perform music are all essential parts to my teaching. "
BAH Teacher #1065
"I strive to enable musicians, rather than simply players."
BAH Teacher #1841
"My way of teaching is always trying to make a balance in between what the student wants to learn and what the student NEEDS to learn"
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 #2379
"I strive to share a love of learning with students."
BAH Teacher #2441
"I believe that every student can attain musical development, and that music is inherent in all of us."
BAH Teacher #2426
"Music is first and foremost in my life."
BAH Teacher #2406
"Most of all I like to share the fun of playing and singing with my students every lesson."
BAH Teacher #2308
"My aim is not only to teach my students to play guitar but to help them develop a lifelong love of music."
BAH Teacher #2351
"Patience to learn, to feel, and to fall in love with melodies, solos, and arpeggios. My goal is to pass that on to you."
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 #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 #2520
"I know what allows a musician to progress while having fun!"
BAH Teacher #2487
"I aim to help students connect their ears and minds with their fingers in order to help them create their own music spontaneously."
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 #2635
"First and foremost I want my students to have fun. "
BAH Teacher #2629
"I believe that education has the purpose of helping students achieve their personal best in all that they do. "
BAH Teacher #2625
"I would be happy to aid and guide you through whatever stage of your music journey you are currently in!"
BAH Teacher #2622
"I look at music as a language, a means to communicate our feelings and emotions. "
BAH Teacher #2596
" I can teach you songs, but I like to teach my students the building blocks of music so any song can become easy to learn."
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 #2585
"Musical lessons help us see the beauty in everyday experience and better understand what is around us."
BAH Teacher #2577
" I want your music lessons to be focused around your goals and what music you want to learn."
BAH Teacher #2488
"My job is to help be your compass and help guide you to find your own musical excitement, much like others have done for me."
BAH Teacher #2566
"Let's have a great time while we learn to play our instruments and create music!"
BAH Teacher #2550
"I like my lessons to be fun and enjoyable so I can transmit the joy of playing music to my students. "
BAH Teacher #2537
"Years of teaching have taught me that with the right personalized guidance anyone can become a phenomenal musician."
BAH Teacher #2522
"Teaching music creates a ripple effect with a positive result in the community and in the student's life. "
BAH Teacher #2285
"My goal is for students to be engaged, learn consistently and really enjoy the process."
BAH Teacher #2510
"That is precisely my mission as a music educator ; influencing people to be creative and better humans, that is why I teach.
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 #2490
"I believe in a teaching methodology that is tailored to each student. "
BAH Teacher #2294
"All you need is encouragement and then you just have to go with the flow."
BAH Teacher #2257
"A strong understanding of fundamentals and music theory make it possible to learn anything!"
BAH Teacher #2280
"Music has been part of my life's journey , self expression and joy."
BAH Teacher #2150
"I like to set goals for my students, and help them reach those musical goals."
BAH Teacher #1861
"If you already love listening to music, imagine playing music. You'll see, it's magic!"
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 #1814
"I’m always looking for new creative methods to transmit my passion for guitar. "
BAH Teacher #1524
" I like to draw on my diverse background to more deeply inform and inspire my students. "
BAH Teacher #1541
"I'm a guitar teacher trained in the Suzuki method of teaching."
BAH Teacher #1937
"The ability to both express and convey emotion is in my opinion what makes music so wonderful."
BAH Teacher #1951
"Musical instruments serve as bridges in bringing out the "music" inside of us. "
BAH Teacher #2277
"I am happy to teach Beginners, intermediate and advanced students of any age!"
BAH Teacher #2024
"My goal is to help develop or rekindle your passion for music that can last a lifetime."
BAH Teacher #2037
"I believe music is a vehicle in which musicians can fully express their feelings, thoughts, and voice."
BAH Teacher #2043
"Music is a universal language and connects mind and heart."
BAH Teacher #2048
"I hope to bring an appreciation and love of music through play and focused rudimentary skills."
BAH Teacher #1980
"My goal, no matter what age or level of musicianship one is at, is to always make sure that my students are having fun in what they're doing. "
BAH Teacher #2151
"Whether you're a child just learning to play, or an adult trying to reconnect with the guitar, you will always feel welcome in my lessons!"
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 #2272
"My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves."
BAH Teacher #519
"My goal as an instrumental music teacher is to bring out the best in all my students, and to help them acquire the self confidence and the focus necessary to achieve success."
BAH Teacher #2207
" In my lessons I try to create a warm and welcoming environment."
BAH Teacher #2226
"What is most important is to have fun learning."
BAH Teacher #2178
"It is my hope that my students' experience with music will give them the confidence that they'll need to conquer their own personal and musical goals."
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 #1996
"Music is my preferred language."
BAH Teacher #1611
"I have a very patient, encouraging, flexible, and determined style of teaching."
BAH Teacher #1979
"My teaching philosophy is centred around listening."
BAH Teacher #2393
"Music is a tool to have with you in all areas of life."
BAH Teacher #1664
"Every student has different ambitions and goals, as well as, different learning styles. "
BAH Teacher #2374
" I will make it fun for the student even if they are making mistakes along the way."
BAH Teacher #2328
"I will help you to identify your goals and set you along the right path to achieving them."
BAH Teacher #486
"My goal is to teach the student how to play the guitar, from A to Z!"
BAH Teacher #1820
"Everyone has their own unique voice and it is endlessly enriching to explore it through music. "
BAH Teacher #2439
"I feel that my students, first of all, have fun & enjoy making music in our classes with games and challenges and then learning is a natural consequence."
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 #2004
"Even if it is just 70's tv show themes, I can find a way to relate their current knowledge with the lesson of the day."
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 #1916
"I teach the person to be a musician first, then a guitarist. "
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 #2160
"Without music life would be a mistake."
BAH Teacher #2444
" I emphasize patience in my teaching practice and take the time to explain how technique and theory might be relevant to whatever goals the student is trying to achieve.
BAH Teacher #2656
"I like to leave space for spontaneity and freedom."
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 #1972
" I look forward to meeting you and helping with your musical development!"
BAH Teacher #2325
"I want to inspire and encourage my students to fearlessly follow their passion for music."
BAH Teacher #1779
"Learning to play music should be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for all ages."
BAH Teacher #1798
"For me, the most important thing is that students, whether they are children or adults, have fun playing music. "
BAH Teacher #2687
"I am patient, devoted and I will always teach with a smile!"
BAH Teacher #2361
" I see it as my duty to nurture your unique musical interests and talents!"
BAH Teacher #1899
"My teaching is centered towards each students finding their own personal voice and way of expression."
BAH Teacher #1667
"I believe everyone should have the opportunity to play the music that they love. "
BAH Teacher #2509
"With joy, fun, patience and practice we will make it easier to play the songs we like the most. "
BAH Teacher #1935
" I believe that communication and patience are of the utmost importance."
What benefits do online guitar lessons offer?
Choice of teacher: Online 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 guitar lessons, often referred to as zoom 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 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.
HOW TO START ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS
A simple explanation of our process
Choose a guitar teacher that’s just right for you.
Book an Interview
Get in touch with your guitar teacher on the phone or by text or by email. Ask questions and try to determine if this is the right teacher student relationship. Feel free to set a time for your first guitar lesson.
Try It Out
Use the first two lessons to see if things are working the way you’d like. Cancel at anytime or ask to have another teacher assigned.
We have students that have enjoyed learning with us for over a decade. Whether you are a parent looking for the right teacher to start a young child on the right path or an adult looking to play for pleasure and enjoyment we have the right teacher for you.