Guitar Lessons For Beginners
Guitar lessons for beginners
Spring is the time of awakening and newness. A time to shed the winter and welcome growth and freshness. It’s also a time to try new things. To get daring and to finally face our hesitations and just get moving. One of those new things, for many, will be to take guitar lessons. It’s the perfect time to begin learning and finding lessons from a great teacher is the first step you need to take.
The question is, how to I find a great teacher and where do I start? It’s easy if you know what you are looking for in a teacher and what you are hoping to achieve with lessons. If you have never had guitar lessons, you want to find someone who will guide you through the process and make it clear and easy for you to follow and understand. If you have taken lessons, you may be a little more familiar with the process and what you are looking for.
Read the reviews
For beginners, looking for the right lessons can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be! There are so many great teachers out there and so many reviews all over social media. Read the reviews. You will quickly start to weed out the good from the bad. Testimonials are out there for a reason. You want to find someone with a good reputation is this is the easiest way to do some digging.
Interview the teacher
This may seem irrelevant but there are many guitar instructors out there who are teaching because they haven’t made it big themselves. And while this is an honorable way to earn money, many aren’t in it for the passion. A great guitar teacher will love teaching as much as they love performing. The two go hand in hand. So, sit down with your prospective teacher and interview them. Ask questions like, how long have you been teaching? What do you love most about teaching? Keep the questions coming, a good teacher will be happy to answer them.
What do you want?
Think about what you want to gain out of taking lessons. Is it a lifelong dream to try? Do you envision a certain genre? Do you want to take the stage someday and perform for others? Whatever your goals and dreams are, be honest with yourself and don’t be afraid to let your instructor know what you are looking for. They may be the teacher, but teaching will be a lot easier for them if they know what you are looking to achieve. It will also be a lot easier for you to achieve it if your instructor knows your intentions.
Beginning guitar lessons doesn’t have to be complicated. Start out with these key tips and take it from there. If you start working with one instructor and aren’t feeling it, there are no hard feelings. Just move on to the next one.