I am a huge fan of making music! When I was in school, I learned to play several instruments. I believe developing your musical ability is essential to a well-rounded education. And, it gives a child a lifetime of music appreciation.
Music in schools provides a better learning environment, fosters growth and helps develop the means to learn how to learn, making child musicians more successful overall.
Release your inner musician, inspire your children to learn to play an instrument, or just take right-brain relaxing one step farther than adult-coloring books and pick up your version of pickin’ and grinnin’.
Playing a musical instrument as an adult can help improve memory function, language skills and relieve stress and anxiety. – Namm
FREE Music Lessons online:
- Gibson offers Free Guitar Lessons, Free Piano lessons, or free banjo lessons! Learn a variety of musical instruments: Banjo, Bass, Dobro, Drums, Guitar, Mandolin and Piano, at any level – beginning, intermediate or advance. They have individual lessons (with video!) as well as whole series to learn a wide variety of genres. Techniques include the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar, or the drums from John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.
- Justin Guitars has a section where you can learn to play guitar for free. Includes courses for beginners!
- GuitarLessons.com: Learn how to play guitar with free online guitar lessons. This website features both acoustic guitar lessons and electric guitar lessons that will guide you
- Guitar Compass features hundreds of free guitar lesson videos. These lessons are designed to teach you how to play guitar by covering the absolute basics up to more advanced soloing concepts and techniques. The lessons span different difficultly levels and genres like blues, rock, country, and jazz. They also have a 7-day trial of their premium membership (optional).
- Learn to Play Music has some good information to learn about playing the guitar on their blog.
- Artistworks: has a few free guitar lessons and paid-memberships. With a full Artistworks membership, you’ll actually learn from famous guitar players. You upload videos of YOU playing to be critiqued and taught by some of the world’s best guitarists. Wow! Their full-access membership is $35/month.
- Guitar Tricks: GT offers free online guitar lessons. Learn how to play guitar with the best online guitar lessons available. For both beginner guitar and advanced, they have over 11000 video lessons available! Guitar Tricks has the biggest and best selection available. Their paid membership is $19.99/month and if you’re serious about learning it’s worth the money.
- JamPlay: Like GuitarTricks, this is a huge library of video guitar lessons. You can learn everything from music theory – to bluegrass – to heavy metal, and everything in between. JamPlay also lets you video chat with real musicians. Membership is $160/year and there is a free trial available.