Updated: Nov 5, 2022
While online music lessons have been around for many years, They achieved widespread attention during the pandemic. The shift to remote learning to keep students safe meant a large portion of the world's population experienced online lessons for the first time.
Previous posts on this blog have explored the benefits of online lessons such as flexibility and affordability for learners. Here we'll discuss some of the benefits of online lessons for the environment.
Cut Down on Transportation Expenses and Reduces Pollution at the Same Time
One of the biggest benefits of online learning is that it cuts down on transportation costs and reduces pollution at the same time. When you take music classes online, you don't have to commute to campus or learning centres, which can save you money and also reduce your carbon footprint.
Reduces Paper Usage
Among the simplest ways that online learning can help the environment is by reducing your usage of paper. Traditional In-person music classes often require students to print out their materials and buy books which can quickly add up to a lot of paper waste. All of the main exam boards now offer digital learning material and books that we use at Tremolo Guitar School.
Taking classes online can also help save energy from overheads. Traditional in-person classes need to power classrooms, heat or cool buildings and provide lighting. A 2020 study found that "online education can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower carbon emissions" (Yin, Z et al. 2022)
Thanks to technology, you can reduce pollution, waste, use of paper and energy consumption all from your home is made easy. If you can't find a guitar teacher near you, Tremolo Guitar School offers one-on-one online guitar classes for acoustic, classical, electric, and bass. . Contact us today to learn more about our music lessons!
Yin, Z., Jiang, X., Lin, S. and Liu, J. (2022). The impact of online education on carbon emissions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic – Taking Chinese universities as examples. Applied Energy, [online] 314, p.118875. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118875. [Accessed, 16th September, 2022]