How to Make Online Music Learning A Better Experience

How to learn music online effectively? Here are some tips to help parents provide the best online learning experience for their children.

Many children are still struggling to adapt to online learning. Therefore, parents are still trying different methods to provide them with a better online learning experience. Be it for school or other enrichment activities, the same struggle appears to be everywhere, on anyone. We totally agree that online learning does have its own setbacks. For example, space limitations, noisy learning environment, unstable internet connection and the different types of distractions.

But, let’s not let these challenges interrupt our learning. Today, we are going to focus on how to improve your online music learning experience. Your children are about to take their first online music lesson. That tingling feeling they are experiencing right now, we understand how that feels. It’s crucial to prepare ahead and create the right setting that allows your children to focus through their online lessons.  

We gathered insights from our experiences teaching music online and put together some tips to help your children have a better online learning experience.

Key takeaways to better online learning experience.
With these key takeaways, your children will be learning in a better environment and less distraction so they can focus better.

Setting is Important

Days before or even a week leading up to the first scheduled online music lesson, create a space that’ll be your regular classroom at home where you learn and practice. Always keep the space organized and clean. Ensure the space has minimal distractions like being far away from the television and common areas like the living room and kitchen.

Having a stable internet connection is the next most essential element to creating the best online learning experience. It ensures the lesson is not laggy or disconnected mid-way. Thus, your children will have a smooth lesson and not struggle to focus in between the broken connection. Therefore, it should be taken into consideration when creating the learning space.

Next is using the right equipment. Children are required to read the music score. Hence a tablet is necessary as the bigger screen allows comfortable reading. A proper music stand is also important. As our teachers conduct the lesson through an additional lens, having a stable view is absolutely crucial. Parents can prepare one that is suitable or compatible with their instrument.

This is how a regular learning space should be; quiet, clean and bright.
📸 : Kawai Malaysia
Create a regular learning space and ensure the place is bright enough, organized and clean all the time. It’s best to have this space away from regular distractions like the sound of the TV and the hustling sound of the kitchen for the best online learning experience.

Good Learning Environment

On the day of the lesson, make sure you have all the materials you need on standby. Pen or pencil and a notebook if you need, and water. Then log in at least 10 minutes earlier to set up. Ensure everything is working well so you won’t be late for your lesson. 

The importance of a learning environment in any remote learning setting will really do the trick just by avoiding interrupting children when the online lesson is ongoing. This way, children will be able to focus on attending the lesson. Let them use headphones if needed. It’s also necessary to check on the brightness of the learning space so children can have a better vision. These two points help create the best online learning experience.

Next Lesson Preparation

String Soul's post-assessment report allows parents to help their children prepare for the next lesson.
📸 : String Soul’s Youtube
A post-assessment report is available after each lesson where parents can find detailed information about their children’s progress and some suggestions from teachers for parents to support their children during practice and prepare for the next lesson.

Now that your children have attended the lesson, let’s talk about what you can do post-lesson to help in providing a better online learning experience. Parents can access the post-assessment report to review the lesson their children have just attended. With the detailed feedback provided by teachers, parents can help their children go through their practice and help prepare them for the next lesson. That’s how they can improve their skill too! 

If you’re still considering registering for your children to learn music online from us or are curious about how online music lesson works, read more.

How String Soul uses clip-on lens to make online music lesson a better online learning experience.
📸 : String Soul’s Youtube
Here’s how it looks like learning music online with String Soul! The clip-on lens gives our teacher a better view of our student’s fingers on the piano.

Our advice? Don’t hesitate. Experience for yourself with a trial lesson.

In conclusion, some hiccups are inevitable during online lessons. Parents can always reach out to our friendly team members to resolve them. Remind yourself, whatever happens, stay calm and make sure these few key points are checked. A learning space, learning environment, necessary equipment and study materials, and most importantly, avoid interruption. Remember, preparation is the key to making online music learning a better experience!

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