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 #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 #2051

"As a teacher, I strive to help my students create or realize their musical goals and aspirations"

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 #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 #1912

"My philosophy is to teach people the music they love and actually want to play."

BAH Teacher #1623

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

BAH Teacher #2273

"I believe I can teach anyone how to sing using my methods that I have gained from incredible teachers from around the world."

BAH Teacher #2225

" It's very important that the student enjoys or has a connection to the pieces they play. "

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 #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 #1850

" I aim to help people arrive at these experiences and benefits in a way that is fun, relaxed, and effective. "

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 #1562

"My goal is to produce results but also to keep lessons fun and engaging! "

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 #2173

"I believe growth and education come from a place of playfulness and curiosity."

BAH Teacher #2037

"I believe music is a vehicle in which musicians can fully express their feelings, thoughts, and voice."

BAH Teacher #2209

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

BAH Teacher #2024

"My goal is to help develop or rekindle your passion for music that can last a lifetime."

BAH Teacher #2226

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

BAH Teacher #2048

"I hope to bring an appreciation and love of music through play and focused rudimentary skills."

BAH Teacher #2207

" In my lessons I try to create a warm and welcoming environment."

BAH Teacher #2150

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

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 #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 #1951

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

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 #1937

"The ability to both express and convey emotion is in my opinion what makes music so wonderful."

BAH Teacher #2285

"My goal is for students to be engaged, learn consistently and really enjoy the process."

BAH Teacher #1861

"If you already love listening to music, imagine playing music. You'll see, it's magic!"

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 #1240

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

BAH Teacher #2294

"All you need is encouragement and then you just have to go with the flow."

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 #2257

"A strong understanding of fundamentals and music theory make it possible to learn anything!"

BAH Teacher #1541

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

BAH Teacher #2280

"Music has been part of my life's journey , self expression and joy."

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 #2277

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

BAH Teacher #2272

"My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves."

BAH Teacher #1911

"I aspire to pass on the knowledge that I have gained throughout my experiences onto the next generation of musicians."

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 #2284

"I will teach you how to play guitar and sound good in the first hour!"

BAH Teacher #1375

"I believe that through studying music, students can develop a work ethic, passion and creativity that will help in all future endeavours. "

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 #1664

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

BAH Teacher #1825

"For students of all ages my approach to practice and feedback is grounded in positivity and patience."

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 #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 #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 #2142

"I have always found it easy to build a conversation with anyone from any age group, walk of life, etc. about what music they like, why they like it, how they could play with that kind of music themselves."

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 #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 #2325

"I want to inspire and encourage my students to fearlessly follow their passion for music."

BAH Teacher #1972

" I look forward to meeting you and helping with your musical development!"

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 #1821

"My role as a music educator is to teach the fundamentals of music and give the student the tools to develop their own voice and style. "

BAH Teacher #2043

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

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 #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.

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