Learning Music Safely During the Coronavirus Scare

Published by on March 3rd, 2020 in music blog

Learning Music Safely During the Coronavirus Scare

People around the world are checking news updates for the latest information about the status of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a new form of zoonotic virus that has infected people in countries around the world.


According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath. More severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.


While the risk of transmitting COVID-19 remains relatively low in most countries, people around the world are being asked to take extra precautions to stop the spread the virus, like washing your hands frequently and thoroughly and sneezing into a Kleenex.
It’s important that those who have recently been to Japan, Italy, Korea, and Hubei Province China, especially Wuhan city, remain in isolation. Contagious and potentially fatal diseases which spread from animals to humans isn’t something that can be ignored, yet life must go on.


For those looking for a way to develop your hobbies and passions while ensuring that you have no exposure to the Coronavirus, taking online music lessons at home is the way to go — and of course, it’s also always an efficient and powerful way to learn the gift of music!

Keep reading to learn more about how it works.


Live and Online Lessons with Real Experts

Now, you can have an expert in any instrument give you instructions without having to leave your home. All it takes is a webcam found in every laptop, and you can learn your favourite songs by having experienced musicians break it down for you one step at a time.


All the teachers at musicU.Live are world-renowned experts who can help you accomplish your goals, whatever they are. Are you looking to contribute more when you jam with friends? Do you need a boost when trying to pass a Royal Conservatory test or an audition for the Beklee School of Music?


The teachers at musicU.Live are experts in:


  • Harmony
  • Composition
  • Theory
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Voice
  • Studio production


Connect with an experienced musician who can give you the lift you need.

Avoid Coronavirus Exposure with Live Online Music Lessons


Biggest Pool of Teachers

If you’re in North America and want to connect with a flamenco player from Spain, you’ll need to either harness the power of the internet to cast your search widely or hope that the local musician plastering telephone poles with music lesson advertisements happens to hail from Spain.


It’s true that people from around the world can play any kind of music that speaks to them, but there’s something to be said for learning from someone steeped in the musical genre associated with specific geographic locations. Lots of people play ragtime on piano, but you can get an insider’s perspective if your teacher is a New Orleans local with experience playing all the clubs.


Even in a globalized world where it’s easy to go on YouTube and listen to music from around the world, leveraging the internet’s connective power to find the most suitable teacher is smart. Apart from geographical factors, you can find a teacher who shares your musical tastes and inclinations, and whose teaching style suits how you learn.


You’re going to spend a lot of time practicing music and in the lessons themselves: find a teacher you’re excited to learn from. Don’t waste time with a subpar teacher who doesn’t really inspire you to play, and who isn’t really a perfect match for your musical tastes and learning style.


Unmatched Convenience

Another major appeal of live online music lessons is the unparalleled convenience. After finally reaching home after a long day at work, do you really want to make yet another commute through ever-worsening city traffic?


This is a major time saver, and it’s so convenient that these lessons can even be attended by people in medical quarantine from a global contagion!


Imagine that driving to a lesson took about 20 minutes each way. Suddenly, a 40-minute lesson takes almost double that amount of time from your life. Between work and our busy personal lives, who has so many hours to burn on a given day?


Cutting down the time it takes for a music lesson in half is a great way to save time in a day, and it can only be accomplished by taking live online music lessons from home. Save yourself from having to lug your instrument and all the accessories you need for the lesson, by simply having the lesson where you already keep these things.


Home Field Advantage

In music, it’s important to feel comfortable when playing. Ask any musician if the environment or atmosphere they’re playing in changes how they actually play the music, and they’ll say yes.


If you dedicate a little corner of your home to playing music, you can take lessons in the very place you’re most comfortable playing. Aside from the atmospheric boost, this has important implications for students who play piano.


When you take piano classes in your own home you’ll be able to use the same instrument you’re accustomed to playing. It’s essential for piano players to feel comfortable with their keyboard, since each piano or keyboard has differently weighed keys with their own sensitivity.


It’s hard to expect a student to practice on one keyboard, then get evaluated on an instrument with keys that have a different weight and sensitivity. Drummers will also feel more at home on their own kit.


Taking the lesson from home ensures that you’ll always play on the equipment you practice with, from the amp, cables, keys, and more.


Powerful Teaching Tools

Today’s students are lucky that everyday technology can provide them with such powerful ways to learn right from their own home. For one thing, the basic microphones and video cameras are a high enough quality for students to see and hear their teacher perfectly.


You won’t only hear the note they’re playing, it’ll be easy to feel the dynamics applied to each note. Music is about feel, and every laptop or tablet has what it takes to convey the texture of each pitch.


Plus, you can zoom in or out as needed, so you can easily see how your teacher fingers a certain section of music, and they can closely scrutinize your hands and finger position.


The more advanced features allow teachers to create custom exercises on the fly. Rather than scrawl hand-written notes into a busy musical staff, teachers can easily create computer-produced notation that’s extremely legible, and the section you’re meant to play can be highlighted in real time.


Never Be Unprepared

When students learn with musicU.Live, they’ll never have an opportunity to forget something they need for the lesson. Students will always have the music they need, as well as things like tuners, metronomes, slides, picks, extra strings, rosin, drum sticks and more.


Live and online home lessons spare you from having to gather and carry these things, and avoid those frustrating times where you drag yourself all the way to a lesson only to realize it’s spoiled because you forgot some necessary piece of equipment.


Even amid all the global fear about contracting a contagious and deadly virus like the Coronavirus, life doesn’t need to stop altogether. The busiest professional can find time in their schedule to pursue their passions and hobbies in a way that ensures they aren’t exposed to any kind of virus — taking live online home music lessons is the simplest and most effective way to have it all.