5 ways online lessons are superior to face to face lessons

by | Nov 28, 2017 | Articles, General Updates | 0 comments

I’ll be honest with you.

I’ve taught lots of jazz guitar students over the last several years.

Hundreds in fact – both in one-on-one lessons, as well as video courses like the FretDojo Academy Club.

But here’s an interesting question for you:

Which students do you think tend to get the best results?

It’s not what you might expect.

The ones that make the best progress are not the ones that I teach one-on-one (although there are a few exceptional students where this model suits).

For most jazzers using the one-on-one model, their progress tends to plod along somewhat.

The students that tend to excel are the ones that enroll in my video courses. I’m serious.

But if you think about it a little, this does make sense actually.

Here are five reasons why this could be the case:

1. The nature of video courses means the material has to be carefully structured with clear goals, to get you from point A to point B in your playing

2. You have the opportunity to review the videos over and over until a concept makes sense

3. You have a great online community to learn alongside with and stay accountable (in my video courses anyway)

4. You can learn material at a pace that suits you – rather than that of your teacher

5. You don’t have to travel anywhere to do your guitar lessons – resulting in a reduced barrier to learning quickly. You can even do a video course in your pajamas (or less!) if you want…

So, if you’re tired of the meandering lack of progress you’re likely experiencing with your face to face guitar teacher, perhaps it’s time to give something else a try.

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Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

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