Guitar Lessons.

In-person or online, the choice is yours.

Xavier's School of Music offers three main options when it comes to taking music lessons. You can choose to have in-person lessons in the teacher's home, in your home, or you can also choose to have online lessons. There are many pros and cons for each option, so we've put together a list below to help you decide which lesson type would be best for you. If you think that the pros outweigh the cons for a certain lesson type, then that would be the most suitable option for you. For example, if you'd like to have lessons in the teacher's home and don't mind commuting, in-person lessons in the teacher's home would be ideal. If you need help deciding which option would be best for you feel free to contact us and we will help you decide! Alternatively, you can click the "Chat with us!" button in the bottom right corner of the screen and we will respond in a timely manner.

Lesson Type
Pros
Cons
In-person lessons (teacher's home)
  • Learn at the teacher’s home at an affordable rate

  • The accountability factor is increased as you will be learning outside your home

  • Teachers can physically correct wrong posture and/or technique

  • It’s possible for teachers and students to duet together

  • Build a deeper connection with the teacher, which can facilitate learning

  • You will need to spend extra time and money commuting to the teacher’s home

  • You are responsible for bringing any notebooks, stationery, and your instrument to the teacher’s home

  • Parents are generally not permitted to sit in and observe during the lesson (depending on the teacher)

  • Increased exposure if the student or teacher is ill

  • Rescheduling isn’t as flexible as is the case with online learning

In-person lessons (student's home)
  • Learn from the comfort of your home

  • Not having to commute to the teacher’s home means you save time and money on travel

  • Teachers can physically correct wrong posture and/or technique

  • It’s possible for teachers and students to duet together

  • Build a deeper connection with the teacher, which can facilitate learning

  • A $10 surcharge applies since the teacher will be coming to your home

  • Might be prone to distractions especially if you are living with others at home

  • Parents are generally not permitted to sit in and observe during the lesson (depending on the teacher)

  • Increased exposure if the student or teacher is ill

  • Rescheduling isn’t as flexible as is the case with online learning

Online lessons
  • Learn from the comfort of your home at an affordable rate

  • Not having to commute to the teacher’s home means you save time and money on travel

  • You won’t be limited based on your location - you can have a lesson from anywhere in Ontario!

  • Parents are able to “sit in” during the lesson to see what their child is learning in real-time

  • Less risk of spreading illness if either the student or the teacher falls ill

  • Might experience audio/video issues and lag depending on the strength of your internet connection

  • You will need to invest in a decent webcam and microphone if you don’t already have them

  • Won’t be able to have a lesson with a power outage or internet outage

  • Teachers will be unable to physically correct wrong posture and/or technique

  • Might be prone to distractions especially if you are living with others at home

XSOM 2022 Studio Policy

All parents and students 18 or older are required to read and sign our studio policy before starting regular lessons at XSOM. The document contains specific information including the most up-to-date pricing on lessons, how payments are made, rules on cancellations and rescheduling, and guidelines for online lessons.

 

You don't need to sign the policy if you are just booking a trial lesson, however, if you would like to get a head start, feel free to sign the last page and email it to us at info@xaviersmusic.com. If you have any questions regarding the policy please feel free to contact us.

Click on the pdf icon below to view and download the XSOM studio policy.