In-home lessons or take lessons at a music studio or store?

I personally have taught both in-home lessons (at the students home) and lessons at a store or lesson studio and I can say without a doubt that I and the student  get much better results and more serious lessons in the teachers studio environment whether they are children's guitar lessons or adult guitar lessons!

It can be a tough choice for some students when it comes to deciding where to take music lessons. The biggest advantage of taking lessons at home (the students home) is convenience. In most cases there is little or no travel needed for music lessons. Trustworthiness can also be a factor since many teachers who teach at homes have a good reputation in the area. The downside of in-home lessons is the lack of structure and a too relaxed environment. Consistency of lessons can be an issue and usually the learning environment is far from ideal, such as distractions from the surroundings, ringing phones, siblings, pets, etc. 

I believe that learning music is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but also having an environment that is focused on music education. In a professional learning studio setting, lessons are given in a rich learning environment and students can not be distracted by other things. With only 30 mins to one hour of lesson time per week, a professional studio environment can produce better results since the only focus at that time is learning music.
Students in a studio environment are also motivated by hearing peers at different levels and by being exposed to a variety of musical instruments. Also, keep in mind that in a well run music studio or  store, teachers are chosen very carefully and their progress monitored regularly to ensure each student receives the best quality teaching. In my music studios and stores, the lessons are not just a hobby or side-line for our faculty, but rather represent a responsibility that is taken very seriously by the entire staff. 

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  • alexdare8
    alexdare8 alexdare8@gmail.com
    James Kevin O'Connor's approach to his musical artistry is like a fine aged wine: Full-bodied and mindfulness in one comprehensive package called, Soul. He approaches life--his life as all true artists do: To create is their sustenance, their honey, their breath. His sense of himself is harmoniously in sync with his world around him. He is as complex as his lyrics and as strong in his resolve to live out his dharmic, creative plan, to its very (sweet) end. Born into an Irish Catholic household, in northern New Jersey, O'Connor is the second eldest of seven children. Due to unforeseen life challenges, O'Connor spent a lifetime shaping and reshaping his life and musical career. Go to My Website: http://www.dharmicevolution.com/

    James Kevin O'Connor's approach to his musical artistry is like a fine aged wine: Full-bodied and mindfulness in one comprehensive package called, Soul. He approaches life--his life as all true artists do: To create is their sustenance, their honey, their breath.

    His sense of himself is harmoniously in sync with his world around him. He is as complex as his lyrics and as strong in his resolve to live out his dharmic, creative plan, to its very (sweet) end.

    Born into an Irish Catholic household, in northern New Jersey, O'Connor is the second eldest of seven children. Due to unforeseen life challenges, O'Connor spent a lifetime shaping and reshaping his life and musical career.

    Go to My Website: http://www.dharmicevolution.com/

  • alexdare8
    alexdare8 alexdare8@gmail.com
    James Kevin O'Connor's approach to his musical artistry is like a fine aged wine: Full-bodied and mindfulness in one comprehensive package called, Soul. He approaches life--his life as all true artists do: To create is their sustenance, their honey, their breath. His sense of himself is harmoniously in sync with his world around him. He is as complex as his lyrics and as strong in his resolve to live out his dharmic, creative plan, to its very (sweet) end. Born into an Irish Catholic household, in northern New Jersey, O'Connor is the second eldest of seven children. Due to unforeseen life challenges, O'Connor spent a lifetime shaping and reshaping his life and musical career. Go to My Website: http://www.dharmicevolution.com/

    James Kevin O'Connor's approach to his musical artistry is like a fine aged wine: Full-bodied and mindfulness in one comprehensive package called, Soul. He approaches life--his life as all true artists do: To create is their sustenance, their honey, their breath.
    His sense of himself is harmoniously in sync with his world around him. He is as complex as his lyrics and as strong in his resolve to live out his dharmic, creative plan, to its very (sweet) end.
    Born into an Irish Catholic household, in northern New Jersey, O'Connor is the second eldest of seven children. Due to unforeseen life challenges, O'Connor spent a lifetime shaping and reshaping his life and musical career.
    Go to My Website: http://www.dharmicevolution.com/

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