Online Music Lessons Pick up Steam
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  • Kris

    “its potential to swell the ranks of the nation’s bagpipe players.”

    [Spiral] bagpipe players; what this country needs is more cowbell players!

  • Jim.

    Individual attention still matters in music instruction. The weekly lesson (and an organization for recitals) is still an incomparable way to provide a student with a structure that helps maintain discipline and momentum.

    That discipline and momentum is arguably the most important aspect of music education — at least in terms of producing people who are as good at their instrument as they can be.

  • Robert I Eachus

    I don’t think you have to worry about too many bagpipe players. Can you imagine a mother sending Johnny to a bagpipe lesson in the house? Unlikely. Those with farms or large back yards might try sending them (with a laptop computer) to practice far, far away. But what happens when the cows stop giving milk?

    Drummers can practice their art on a wood block–and it is arguably the best way to practice technique. But I don’t know of any method of muting a bagpipe.

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