I used to write love songs in high school and play them on the guitar. My high school American history project was a song I composed about peace and war. I wore my bell bottoms and braids! 🙂 I have two guitars, but mostly they gather dust now. My kids LOVE it when I pull them out and play around on them, but it doesn’t happen often enough. My son is playing piano now and it really comes naturally to him, so when we had the chance to try out some online guitar lessons for kids, we were pretty excited about it. I secretly wished I could take the lessons and brush up on my old lost talent. Gentle Guitar is a company that does online guitar lessons for kids through Skype. We received 3 free private lessons with Gentle Guitar in exchange for this review. While I was compensated for my time in writing this post, all opinions are mine.
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Gentle Guitar offers guitar lessons for kids in two different ways. They have private Skype lessons for ages 5-12 and they also have an online video course for ages 5-8. If you sign up right away for the online video course, they are offering the first three weeks for free!! It is a 10-week program.
Online education is quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in education, especially with homeschoolers! It is so convenient to access incredible high-quality education from your home computers. Gentle Guitar is leading its field by being the first to offer online guitar lessons for children. While there are other options for adults, they are the first for kids! Online music education is a wonderful option for busy parents and homeschool families. You can also have access to teachers that are not local and have expertise in their instruments.
How the Online Guitar Classes Worked
For our review, we tried out three private lessons. We connected to our teacher through Skype. Ahead of the lesson she sent us a copy of the guitar book we would be suing. It was a PDF file, so we could print it or flip through it on a tablet during the lessons. The lessons began with teaching beginning note reading. Since my son was already reading music, we skipped ahead to learn the fingering of the different notes right on the guitar. She taught him the fingering of many note, then they did a few little songs. After he got the hang of the notes, she started to teach chords. Since we just had three lessons, we did not get too far into it, but it was enough to pique my son’s interest and consider taking up another instrument.
Our teacher’s name was Inga. she was really great with my son and did a good job teaching him. He enjoyed his lessons with her and really did learn quite a lot in a short time! Since I was mostly self-taught, it was fun for me to listen in and learn a little technique. I am envisioning a family band soon! 😉