You don't need to leave the house for music lessons if you have a library card and an instrument on hand. St. Louis Public Library has plenty of digital resources for musicians and aspiring musicians alike.
Want to learn how to play the guitar that's collecting dust in the corner of your room? Check out The Ultimate Guitar Course and learn to play your favorite song. Have a drum set in the basement? Tipbook Drums has tips for both beginning and advanced players. Check out Lynda for classes like The Songwriter's Toolkit: Learning from the Masters and learn the principles of songwriting to enhance your own songs. Audio Mixing Master Class, also available on Lynda, teaches you how to mix and master your recordings like a pro.
Listening to music also helps sharpen your own musical skills. Check out Freegal for hours of free streaming everyday as well as 5 free downloads every week. Hoopla also lets you download music albums that you have access to for a week. Learning and listening is free 24/7 with a St. Louis Public Library card.