Inspired by another post I thought I would throw this question open. There are several posts about online teachers. Some are looking for one (like me maybe). Some are recommending one. It makes it hard to choose because there are all kinds: post lessons and watch student videos like Delcamp; watch videos of "put your third finger on the fourth fret and your first finger on the second fret..."; detailed coaching on advanced works on interpretation, fingering, dynamics etc.; delayed feedback from a teacher on your submitted videos; or one-on-one live skype lessons. Costs and quality vary widely. Online lessons have become a viable and valuable way to learn, well, anything. There's something for everyone out there but it may be a challenge finding what's right for you. Sites are proliferating like rabbits. I think objective reviews will improve the quality for all.
So how about collecting in one place your reviews of online guitar instruction providers? We should list a few questions to get consistent results. Others are welcome:
1. Describe the service:
live via skype or equivalent,
personalized feedback on work from the teacher
Library of YouTube videos
Focus on beginners, intermediate, or advanced
Provides online music access
Degree of personalized contact with the maestro via email, text or phone.
2. Describe the quality
Technical quality of videos and sessions
Teaching quality and approach
3. Strengths of the program
4. Red flags of the program
5. Price in $ per month
6. Terms: do you have to sign up for a year, one at a time, volume discounts etc.
7. Your overall rating on a scale of 1-10, 10 being best.
Not sure we can provide links, but state how we can find the teacher's site. It would help to state whether you're a current student, and for how long, or just reviewing from published sources.
I look forward to everyone's feedback. And let's stay positive with this! I would also encourage providers to list their own features and benefits following the outline above, though your ratings may be taken with a grain of salt.
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