It’s pretty simple to learn to strum an acoustic guitar. But simple strumming doesn’t really cut it – because you quickly become bored. There is no such thing as ‘self taught’. Players often say, ‘I learned on my own’. That is not true. Any time you learn some licks from a friend, from tablature or from a video on the Internet, you are learning from someone else.
Well, there is good news and bad news. The good news is you can learn the basics quickly with the right instructor. The bad news is, You Tube, Tabs or from your friends is not a good place to learn.
A lot of people avoid formal lessons because of how much it costs. Well, it costs money to drive to a grocery store. But the reason why people spend money on gas is to get there more quickly. What you save is time. That is what you get with me is that you reach your goals quicker.
My first lesson is free. I challenge all instructors to do this in fact. It’s important for potential students to know their instructor. Students/Parents should ‘shop around’, and get the best value. It’s your money after all.
To be honest, I am a pretty tough teacher. However, a good teacher should not be an ogre (see picture left), but a mentor. Put it this way. If you’re taking lessons with me, it’s because you want results. There are ways to make this happen and have fun along the way! It’s important not to take yourself too seriously. In the end, as a student or parent, you should see and hear improvement. If this is not happening (insert instructor name here) is doing you a disservice.
Are you ready for Guitar lessons?