There’s plenty of great online resources for musicians aiming to brush up on their skills during this time in quarantine. Even those who wish to learn an instrument can do so from the comfort of their living room.
While YouTube can be a great outlet, nothing beats learning from the pros. As coronavirus has caused a disruption in all our lives, many musicians are paying it forward by offering lessons online.
Whether you want to learn the drums, jazz guitar, electronic music production, or various vocal styles, there’s an instructor out there for you.
Here’s a list of professional musicians offering online instruction.
The former Black Crowes guitarist is offering lessons over Skype on a variety of topics. Ford offers guitar lessons, tone technique, and rig consultation. Classes come in 30 and 60 minute options.
Get a glimpse into everything that has made Reba the musician she is today. McEntire not only teaches how to write and play Country music, but also the business side of the industry.
The jazz ensemble with an ever-rotating cast of musicians is offering a plethora of lessons from band members and their friends. Whether you want to take a group class or a solo lesson, there’s something for everyone. All classes are available to replay and all donations go directly to the artists.
If you haven’t started following the Queen guitarist on Instagram yet, you’ll want to do so ASAP. May has been posting guitar tutorials on classic Queen songs such as this video of “We Will Rock You.” Plus, May discusses how to get the tone you need to sound just like him.
Learn the essentials of electronic music production from one of the world’s most renowned DJs. From building your own home studio, to constructing a beat, to mixing and mastering, you’ll learn everything to start making electronic music.
The Phish bassist has been giving lessons on his Instagram account as live videos. While he doesn’t maintain a consistent class schedule, you’ll want to check his Twitter account as he’ll post whenever he’s offering lessons.
The Queen drummer has not only been giving lessons himself, he’s enlisted some of the finest drummers in the world to lend a hand. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, and Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins have all made appearances on Taylor’s account to give a lesson.
The bassist has toured with the likes of Lady Gaga and decided to use this time in quarantine to set up a website connecting fans to musicians. Maestro Match has hundreds of musicians signed up to offer lessons to prospective students online.
Learn guitar from one of the all-time greats as Santana teaches various genre styles, how to get a pro sound, and the chemistry of playing in a live band.
One of the most respected jazz musicians takes up a seat next to you on the piano as Hancock teaches you a variety of exercises and techniques. From improvisation, to composition, to harmony, you can improve your jazz piano skills without leaving your home.
The “Jessie’s Girl” songwriter teaches you how to play the song in one minute. However, you may not want to make the same mistake as Springfield by tuning your guitar ahead of time.
When not on the road or in studio, Death Cab For Cutie's Jason McGerr uses his time to teach others the art of drumming. He's using his time in quarantine to continue providing lessons online and has recruited fellow indie rock musicians to join him. Musicians from The Head and the Heart, Bon Iver, and Billie Eilish have all appeared alongside McGerr.