Do you ever wish you knew how to play an instrument? What’s stopping you—time, money, lack of transportation to lessons? With online music lessons, you can learn how to play many instruments for a range of prices, at your own pace, on your own schedule, in your own home. Some lessons are even free! Online music lessons are taught by music enthusiasts, professional instructors, and even college professors. The one thing they all have in common is their desire to share the gift of musical ability throughout the world.
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On LearningAdvisor, all you have to do is type the instrument you want to play into the online courses search box and browse through the results until you find one (or more) that fits your needs. Piano and guitar will score you the most results, but there are plenty of other options as well. To help you get the ball rolling, here’s a list of 15 titles you can find in your search for online music lessons:
Online Piano Lessons
1. Painless Piano!
Learn to play classical piano selections in this four-hour video course from Mr. Robert Murray Diefendorf.
2. Quicklessons Piano Course – Learn to play piano by ear!
Could more than 4,700 students be wrong? Join their ranks by signing up for this course that teaches you how to play piano by ear.
3. Master jazz piano
Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or you’re more advanced, this course focuses on teaching you how to play in the style of the great jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson.
Online Guitar Lessons
4. Learn Guitar in 21 Days
Over 22,000 students have taken this class to learn the basic chords you need for playing a wealth of music across multiple genres.
5. Introduction to Guitar
Take this class and you can brag that you learned to play guitar at the Berklee College of Music (but you don’t have to tell them it was free!)
6. Mastering the Art of Guitar Chords
Professional musician Matt Martin will help you learn the chords to your favorite songs from the radio (or whatever device you use to enjoy music these days.)
Online Drum Lessons
7. Learn To Play The Drums Without A Drum Kit
No drums? No problem! Start with at-home exercises to build up your technique and coordination before you invest in your first set.
8. Drum Set for Beginners
Learn the beats you need to know to get started playing the drums to almost any song.
9. Rhythm to Rock Drum Lessons
Tom Nelson has 20+ years teaching public school music and now he wants to teach drumming to you in this beginner course.
Online Harmonica Lessons
10. Play Harmonica – Beginners level 1, starting nice and easy
This popular course walks you through a step-by-step guide to playing the blues harmonica.
11. Harmonica tunes using 8 notes only!
It turns out that 8 notes is all you need to know to play simple one-octave tunes.
12. 101 Blues riffs – learn how the harmonica superstars do it
Impress your friends and expand your harmonica repertoire with these 101 blues riffs
Online Flute Lessons
13. Learn Flute FAST!
Have you packed away a flute from on of your kids’ old music lessons? Learn to play it just for fun, or surprise the family next time they visit!
14. Beginning Flute Lessons
This course promises to take you from knowing nothing to playing the flute in no time.
15. Master Flute Playing: Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!
When you’re ready to move beyond the beginner level, take this course for a year’s worth of intermediate lessons given in just 5 hours.
Now it’s your turn! Search LearningAdvisor for lessons in the musical instrument you want to play and when your done with that, explore your possibilities in other hobbies as well as in career skills, and even online degree programs.