Private Piano Lessons are a Waste of Money!
Have you wasted your money? Are you wasting your money? Or are you about to waste your money on private piano lessons?
In the following article you will find out exactly what I mean.
* * Private Piano Lessons Are a Waste of Money! * *
When you are starting out, you will realize that there are lots of different ways you can learn the piano.
* From a book * Private teacher * Online lessons * Music School (group lessons)
All of them have their advantages and disadvantages.
What you are about to learn in the following article is the advantages and disadvantages of having private lessons and the answer to the controversial statement "private piano lessons are a waste of money".
Having private piano lessons means one-to-one piano lessons in your own home or at your teacher's home.
* * Piano lessons in your home * *
- - Advantages - -
* Saves you time, zero traveling * You can make "your own cup of tea just the way you like it" * You can keep up-to-date with your favorite TV program at the same time!? * You can disappear to the toilet at anytime to escape from the boredom
Only joking! But it really does happen sometimes. Really there is only ONE advantage and that is saving the time it takes to travel to lessons.
- - Disadvantages - -
Distraction is the biggest disadvantage if you decide to have piano lessons at home. It really is unavoidable.
* Your phone rings * Your dog is barking and wants attention * Your neighbor is banging nails into the wall * Your other neighbor is 'not the greatest fan of the piano' and is banging something else on the wall * Your teacher is stuck in traffic and is running late * Your teacher complains every week about the poor quality of your piano, and that it is always out of tune * Private piano lessons are incredibly expensive and you usually have to commit for a certain period of time
And on...and on...Well, you get the idea.
Distractions affect your concentration, your ability to learn and remember things and it really wastes everyone's time.
* * Private lessons in the piano teacher's home * * If you don't have to travel too far and can avoid traffic jams then having piano lessons at your teacher's home is better than in your own home.
- - Advantages - -
* Your teacher's piano is usually a good one, and is normally in tune * You rarely get distractions at your teacher's home
- - Disadvantages - -
* Traveling time * Stressful driving in traffic * Finding a parking space * Parking costs * Fuel or public transport costs
- - Conclusion - -
Private piano lessons at home are ok if you have an endless supply of money (who has?), and distractions do not bother you.
Piano lessons in your teacher's home are slightly better, but the boredom level is significantly increased!
- - The Answer - -
Go and learn by yourself! Buy an online piano course (not a free one, as you usually don't get enough information).
The best online piano courses usually cost less than $50 and you get the same information and sometimes more than any teacher would give you.
You can also study the course in your own time, in the comfort of your own home, with your feet up on the desk, sipping the best cup of tea in the world ;-)
P.S. You may think that I'm out on a mission in this article to bash private piano teachers. This is NOT the case. There comes a time when you reach a certain level that having private piano lessons is the ONLY option. I am simply stating that these days there are much cheaper and more convenient ways for beginners to learn the piano.
There is a free piano course I have created for you below. It will give you a taster for piano lessons without you having to spend any money. I have given as much information, tips and techniques as possible.
Graham Howard is considered an expert in the piano industry. He has spent his whole life SURROUNDED by pianos. You can get "Learn How to Play Piano, Read Chords, Understand Rhythm and Read Music", a free 5-part mini course written by Graham Howard here: http://www.alltalents.co.uk/Free_Piano_Lessons.html
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