Private Music Lessons for adults is one of our specialties at Van Tuyl Music Academy. Learning a new skill or hobby as an adult is a completely different experience from learning it as a child. Adults have so many more questions than children, you need further explanation and have responsibilities that affect your ability to consistently practice. While many schools and teachers are content to just teach the notes of a new song each week, we go beyond, teaching you the rhythm, theory and musical secrets behind what makes your favorite song, your favorite song.
Making the commitment to becoming a musician as an adult is something special, but not something easy. You need a guide who can help you through the challenges that are thrown at you, that you may not understand. The music teachers at VTMA have years of experience mastering the differences in adult and child music education.
Can you learn an instrument on YouTube? Absolutely! YouTube lessons are an amazingly helpful tool in becoming a better musician. However, there are a few things that YouTube or music learning sites will never be able to help you with. Specifically:
- They can’t answer your questions – video music lessons are geared for short attention spans to maximize clicks, so you mostly get a quick overview of whatever song or concept the video is teaching
- They’re often wrong – there are some fantastic instructors online, we know some of the best ones personally, but for every good online instructor, there are thousands who simply either don’t know what they’re talking about, or don’t know who to teach it clearly
- They’re not focused on YOU! – If you have a family, you know what happens. The moment you sit down to do anything for yourself, you get bombarded with questions about weekend schedules, children shouting, a dog barking for no reason, or that little someone wants to play the instrument you just picked up. When you come in for your weekly, p-r-i-v-a-t-e music lesson at VTMA, it’s exactly that. Private. Just you, the instructor, your instrument and some great music.