Send Students Back to School with Online Music Lessons from JamPlay

With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are looking for extracurricular activities for their children. Music lessons are among the most common activities for kids, but can leave wallets feeling a bit light. The Internet is changing the way children learn about music with sites like, which offers guitar lessons in a way that’s convenient, affordable, and can be explored on individual terms.

“We offer the most comprehensive, complete set of guitar lessons in the world,” JamPlay spokesman Kevin Wimer said. “They are ideal for children who are just getting started to musicians who have a true mastery of the guitar and are looking for instruction on a particular style or technique.”

Beginner lessons focus on posture, tuning, holding the pick, strumming, playing first chords and scales, music theory and more. The structured learning system makes learning easy for children and adults.

“Online learning is a great cumulative environment for students,” Wimer said. “One of the greatest advantages is they can learn from multiple styles of teaching. If they don’t understand a concept from one teacher, they can check out a similar lesson from another teacher that might make a lot more sense. There’s also no limit on how many times a student can watch a lesson if they want to hear something again.”

JamPlay features more than 3,000 lessons from instructors that include professors from major colleges and performers from acts like Atreyu, Steve Vai, Billy Idol, Korn and many more. Students may ask the instructors questions by sending them a message, posting on their forum or face to face through webcam.

The technology exposes students to a wide variety of creative styles that they might not get from a traditional classroom setting. Students can start with fundamental skills and then work their way into lessons that focus on specific genres and techniques. With these assets in place, students learn to play hundreds of popular songs. Ultimately, JamPlay provides lessons for just about every topic out there.

Online learning provides lots of scheduling flexibility that traditional music lessons don’t offer.
Lessons on JamPlay may be watched at any time and are available for viewing on mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android and BlackBerry phones.

“Many parents appreciate the simplicity of just sending their child into another room to take a lesson instead of driving them across town,” Wimer said. “For those who do prefer taking face-to-face lessons, and have the spare funds, there are a lot of great music teachers out there. Using JamPlay can be a great supplement in addition to in-person learning.”

In addition to the video lessons, JamPlay offers an extensive library of chords, scales and tracks for students to access. The site also offers interactive games to help with fretboard memorization, music notation, note identification and pitch recognition.