Learning Guitar in Philadelphia
The Guitar Studio
In this day and age, we find anything we need off the Internet. YouTube is a world of how to’s and instructional videos to learn just about anything. While it is inevitably a true time saver, the human touch is still largely needed in order to fully achieve anything in life, including guitar lessons. Learning from a virtual guitar studio is a romantic notion but where is the teacher to correct you or give you advice on what to continue to work on? Or even to give you praise when it all comes together?
The virtual studio
When you log onto the Internet hoping to get a few guitar lessons in when it’s convenient for you, you are expecting to learn a few things and be able to take that knowledge away with you after just a couple hours of practicing. In the real world however, unless you have had extensive training on the guitar, the virtual studio isn’t going to do you much good.
The actual studio
When you enter a physical guitar studio, you can see and touch the guitars that surround you. You run your fingers along the strings and instantly know you are going to get undivided attention from this lesson. You have actual sheet music and a living person in front of you who wants to teach you the proper way to learn. One thing the Internet cannot replace is the invaluable knowledge of a guitar teacher sitting right in front of you. Sometimes the most effective way to achieve results when you are learning to play guitar is for your teacher to physically manipulate your wrists, fingers, etc. while your hands are actually on the instrument. That is going to be tough through the computer.
There are a ton of reasons why going to an actual guitar student is better than a virtual studio. This includes:
No distractions – when you visit a guitar studio, you have no distractions of your home environment. It is just you and the teacher, learning and teaching together.
No actual coaching – Sometimes a teacher will help a student by counting out loud with them while they play. Virtual lessons make this impossible.
No teacher/student jam sessions – playing along with a student after they’ve mastered a particular session is impossible virtually. Sitting with a student and jamming together is priceless.
No physical abilities to teach – the most efficient way to teach a student how to play guitar is to physically be in front of them and make sure they are holding their positions correctly, understand what they are being taught and making sure they continue to hold their rhythm while they play. You cannot achieve this virtually.
At David Joel Guitar Studio, we believe in the importance of the physical attendance of a student learning to play the guitar. It is much more effective to teach someone right in front of you than it is for them to learn virtually. Proven results are by having a teacher who cares and wants you to excel, right in front of you.