Kyle Boyce takes a guitar lesson in Chicago every Wednesday night — with a teacher in Toronto.
No traveling is involved. Instead, Boyce fires up a computer, plugs in his electric guitar and launches into a live music lesson with his instructor on Bandhappy.com, a new Baltimore-based website that aims to bring such lessons to the masses.
"I was super-skeptical about it at first," said Boyce, 27, who is a guitarist in a band called Unvisioned. "But after my first lesson, I was hooked. It's so convenient and you're not sacrificing anything over doing a live [in-person] lesson."
Boyce is among a growing crowd of music teachers and students who are turning...