Our Online Music Lessons Experience
One opportunity my girls recently experienced in preparation for this potential move was with Gentle Guitar who provides private online guitar lessons for early elementary students. My girls thought it was so neat that they had a private teacher all the way from New Zealand who not only knew her stuff, but also had a pretty neat accent.
Inga, with Gentle Guitar™, had a very gentle teaching style that immediately attracted my initially shy girls. As a fellow music teacher, I also appreciated the precision with which she expected my daughter to read her beginning rhythms.
To begin, Peanut had a music packet to download, print, and have ready at the first lesson. Inga then worked through the packet with Peanut one page at a time, and then gave her homework to practice throughout the week and mark off. The program was very well organized and, to my delighted surprise, began teaching rhythmic notation right away.
By the way, a little sidenote, Gentle Guitar™, is one of the few online music lessons that I found geared primarily toward younger elementary students. So, if this is something you are considering for someone in that age group, I would seriously consider starting here. They teach you basic musical notation that can easily be transferred later on to nearly any instrument, not just guitar. Oh, and you don’t even have to have a guitar for your first few lessons (which you can try out for FREE). Any type of instrument will do!