Learning or perfecting how to play a musical instrument can be quite challenging, especially if you are not enrolled in a music school or have a professional to guide you.
What if I told you it is possible to get music lessons wherever you are, whenever you want, from a professional? Well, this is exactly what MusicGurus has to offer. Let’s take a closer look at what this platform is and how you can take advantage of it.
What is MusicGurus?
MusicGurus is an online platform that provides online music education from top class, passionate musicians from all over the world.
The site was founded in 2015 by Brian Carroll, Cristopher Escaplez, Tom Rogers and Peter Martin. It was founded with the sole purpose of helping people who cannot enroll in music colleges learn from exceptional musicians one on one.
Today, the site averages about 7400 monthly visitors. They have courses for all instruments covering all styles and levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). With performance and instructions from dedicated professionals, the development of the student is fast-tracked. Plus, it also rejuvenates the lessons with new ideas, tricks, and tips.
It features courses on a wide range of subjects, including;
- Essential skills for singers
- Play authentic rock n roll piano
- Composition and creativity logic in logic pro
- Griffbret theories 1 and 2
- Recording and mixing pro tools and many others
Carefully crafted courses
The courses on MusicGurus have been carefully crafted. This means that a lot of attention to detail has gone into making them, ensuring that they can be used by anyone that they target. For example, if you want to learn how to play the guitar, and you choose a beginner guitar playing course, you can be sure that nothing you will be taught will go beyond your level or will be too difficult to grasp.
Plus, the way the courses have been designed will challenge you to learn and internalize certain concepts even faster, ensuring that the value you get from any of the courses is worth way more than what you paid for it.
Tutorial videos featuring some of the top musicians
MusicGurus features some of the top names in their fields. Learning from the pros themselves means that nothing is left to chance. They teach you what they know and you will have no reason to doubt their credentials because you already know who they are. Plus, it is a huge morale boost and will make you want to come back to the course over and over again until you complete it.
High-quality video lessons
The lessons on MusicGurus are well-structured and contain extremely high-quality videos. The sound and visual quality mean that you will not miss a thing, especially during the all-too-important demonstrations.
MusicGurus allows you to control your own lesson speed. All the lessons can be slowed down or sped up to help you practice at your own pace. Since every person is different, the speed at which different people grasp certain concepts also varies. By allowing you to customize your lessons to suit your abilities and schedule, MusicGurus makes it possible for people to benefit even more from these courses.
How to get started with MusicGurus
To get started with this platform, all you have to do is log in to their website. At the top left corner of the homepage, you will see a large “Start Learning” button that you need to click on. You will be prompted to enter your details, including your name, email address, and password to create an account.
Once you create a free account, you will be redirected to your MusicGurus dashboard. This is where you view your courses, your replays, and your messages.
By default, your courses tab will be empty. When you start taking a course or when you complete any course on MusicGurus, it will show up here and you can access it at any time. To start your first course, click on “Start Learning” at the center of the screen within the course tab.
This will redirect you to the course database, where you can access all the courses offered by MusicGurus. The courses can be organized by instruments, styles, and levels, and there is also a convenient search bar to the far right that will make it really easy to access any specific course that you are looking for.
You can try any of the courses for free, and if you like what you see, you can then commit to taking them by paying the fee. Any course you choose will show up on your dashboard for faster access the next time you want to continue your lesson.
Here is a closer look at some of the courses offered.
MusicGurus has a lot of useful courses. A few great examples include:
Essential Skills for Singers, taught by Juliet Russel, a singer, composer, vocal coach and choir director. She is a vocal coach on ITV’s The Voice and BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Her course contains 24 lessons lasting 2 hours and 7 minutes, including detailed tutorials on 2 songs. It costs $45.
Play Authentic Rock n Roll Piano, taught by Paddy Milner. He is regarded as a world-leading Rock and Blues piano player. This course is an intermediate course that contains 25 lessons lasting 81 minutes and 59 seconds. It costs $45.
Composition and Creativity in Logic Pro, taught by Dov Waterman. He is a composer, pianist, and producer. He has composed music for several blockbuster movies, including After Earth, Terminator Genysis, and Transformers. Designed for intermediates, this course has 38 lessons lasting 2 hours and 58 minutes.
These are just a few honorable mentions. There are hundreds of courses on the platform that you can explore and pick one (or ten) that suit you.
- The tutoring is on a personal level between the teacher and student.
- Recording yourself while communicating with the teacher is a great practice as it gives the student the discipline of performing and listening back to your own playing.
- Swapping videos also keeps the cost down since the artist can respond in less time.
- Some of the courses are a bit expensive because they come in parts.
- It does not allow the instant validation a face to face session would.
MusicGurus is an amazing platform because it offers quality services to people who for one reason or another cannot go to music schools. The courses are taught by very passionate and dedicated teachers who are very experienced in many musical fields, from instruments to songwriting and singing to producing.
Therefore, if you have been looking for a great place to start your journey into the music industry or to develop and grow your skills a little, I believe this is a great place to start.