Why Take Guitar Lessons?
In this fast paced electronic age of ours, where information is available at the click of a mouse, some think they can learn all they need to know from guitar books, videos, the internet or uncle Bob down the street. Sure, there is a plethora of info available from many sources, but unfortunately some of it is out dated, incomplete or just plain wrong. Books and the internet can not answer specific questions or listen to your playing and point out specific flaws in your technique. And yes, uncle Bob can show you a few guitar chords to get you started, but can he explain the difference between major and minor pentatonic scales? If you want to be a competent guitar player you need a competent guitar teacher. A professional with years of experience who not only can show you how to do something but how to do it the right way.
Selecting The Right Guitar Teacher
This is VERY important. There are lots of teachers out there, from the part-time would be "ROCK STAR" waiting to be discovered, to the full-time professional who is dedicating their life to the art of teaching and performing. Learning to play any instrument takes time, you need to know that your teacher is in it for the duration so it's always best to choose a professional. Professionals will be familiar with the different playing styles and how they are applied. Professionals also have the experience to advise you on study materials and their importance, and how to organize your practice time. A great teacher wants to make sure that you fully understand what you are learning and teach you how to apply it by giving you detailed explanations and encouraging you to ask questions when something is unclear.
Private Guitar Lessons Vs Group Guitar Classes
Private one-on-one guitar lessons offer students a more complete knowledge of their chosen instrument. For those who are serious about their playing, private lessons are the way to go. Group classes are great for beginners and those desiring a more basic educational experience. If you desire to learn a few songs to entertain family and friends group classes are your best bet.
Standardized Lesson Programs Vs Personalized Lesson Programs
A standardized program is one where all students study using the same curriculum. While these programs will teach you to how to play, a personalized lesson program may prove to be more enjoyable and allow you to study the style you are most interested in.
Choosing A School
While there are many choices out there, it is important to consider all the offerings a school may have. Any school can teach you how to play a guitar, but there is more to becoming a musician than just learning chords. Most students wish to move on to a band situation. For those students, a school should offer a program that lets them experience the thrill of working with other musicians and performing live shows. We've found that students who have the opportunity to participate in an actual band tend to practice more and are more likely to continue to enjoy their lessons.
Our school is conveniently located in Raleigh, NC. All instructors at our Music School are working professionals in the music industry and come from diverse performance and educational backgrounds. We carefully screen all potential instructors to ensure that only those truly committed to teaching are accepted. Our much copied Rock School is the only one in the area to offer year-round band programs for kids and adults, to ensure that our students have an ongoing musical experience that will take their abilities to the next level.
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