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Your burning questions about guitar lessons
When you enroll in guitar lessons, whether for yourself or your child, you are probably wondering what to expect or even what questions to ask to make sure it’s the right guitar teacher for you. At The David Joel Guitar Studio, in NE Philadelphia, we teach electric, acoustic and bass guitar. We offer rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, music reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that in each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept.
We understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs. When you enroll in guitar lessons we will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. We love beginners so if you don’t know where to start, we can help!
What styles of music can I learn?
We teach all styles of playing guitar from rock, pop, jazz, blues, and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music you want to play. Students are exposed to the different styles of guitar playing so they can determine which they prefer. You are sure to find the best match for you.
Are you qualified to teach?
David Joel is a highly qualified guitar player AND teacher. His experience speaks for itself, which you can read about in his bio. More importantly, he has a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher, that’s why you need one who is best qualified for mentoring you!
How long does it take to learn to play guitar?
There is no set answer to how long it takes to learn to play guitar. Everyone has their one pace. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in just a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
I don’t have a musical background or ability. Can I still help my child practice?
Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask us for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day, the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.
While these questions may not necessarily be burning, they are important questions to ask and have answers to. When you are beginning guitar lessons, you want to be comfortable with who you choose to learn from.