Need Guitar Lessons in Philly
Do I need lessons? If you live in Philadelphia, let us introduce you to David Joel, Philly’s incredible guitar teacher! You want someone like David to instruct you!
You have decided you want to learn to play the guitar. Congratulations! You may now be asking yourself if taking lessons is a good idea. If you are asking this question, chances are you need lessons. Many people decide they are going to take the self-taught route when it comes to learning how to play.
Firstly, one of the most difficult aspects of teaching yourself to play is staying motivated. Without the right plan and direction, it can be easy to get frustrated and become discouraged. This can lead to losing interest in the instrument or believing you are not capable of learning it.
Secondly, in general, the guitar is not easy to learn so starting with lessons is usually the best way to get started because of the encouragement of others. When you have a teacher who can put you on the right path and add encouragement, you are more likely to stay motivated to learn.
Third, whether online or in person, if you are taking lessons live with an experienced teacher, you will have the proper guidance and encouragement you need to succeed. Any issues you might be experiencing, or questions can be answered better. For many people, it is possible to teach yourself how to play but your skill level will only increase so much. This is where we must test ourselves and see if we need outside help.
If you are considering guitar lessons but still have questions, here are a few of the more commonly asked.
Are guitar lessons worth it?
Yes, guitar lessons are one of the best ways to learn the instrument. When you can work with a professional instructor who can answer your questions and provide you with personal instruction, you will advance much quicker and with less aggravation. You will not regret your decision to take guitar lessons.
Are guitar lessons expensive?
Guitar lessons are not as expensive as you may think. A standard half hour lesson is around $75 but prices vary based on location and the instructor’s level of experience. It can also be reflective of the school they are teaching out of. Look around to find the best deal from a private, experienced instructor.
Is it better to take lessons or teach yourself?
The right answer to this question is to expect to do both. When you are just getting started, it is best to take guitar lessons. After a while, you may only need lessons when working on new techniques. You can teach yourself everything else unless you really get stuck. Just remember that everyone learns at their own pace. It may take you a few months to get acclimated to the basics or it may take you a year or more.
If you are ready to get started and learn the guitar, do some research, and find the best teacher who suits your needs. It’s okay to visit one instructor and after the lesson, decide that person isn’t right for you. No hard feelings, your instructor understands. You want to learn from someone you are comfortable with, and you may not find it the first time around. Keep looking. We know you will love David’s style and experience.