All tagged find a guitar teacher
How do you spot an excellent guitar teacher, one who cares about you, one who who wants to know how you are doing with learning guitar?
How do you know if a guitar teacher is truly interested in making you happy?
This post goes over five signposts that mark awesome teachers. If you find a teacher that hits all five of these, hold on tight: you've found a rare and most precious gem.
Most beginners, once they find a guitar teacher they like (or can at least tolerate) will stick with that teacher for the duration of the lessons. If you're one of these people, then perhaps it's worth your time to make sure that the teacher you are committing to isn't a turd.
This blog post will go over five signs that your teacher isn't worth the time, energy, or money you're spending on them.
My first question for any teacher I'm considering working with is, What is your favorite thing to teach? This question gives the teacher the floor to talk about what he teaches best.
It could be that he is the best at teaching jazz guitar, or loses herself in teaching lead rock guitar. If you want to learn lead rock guitar, then you've found your teacher.
Ask yourself this question the next time you walk into any store or place of business: Do you feel welcome there? If not, that's probably not going to change.
If you can find a business that makes you feel welcome, right from the get go, you will have a much better experience in the long run. This also applies to guitar teachers.
This post goes over four archetypes of guitar teachers to avoid because they won't make you feel welcome, and they certainly don't want to help you learn in a way that works for you.
In general, there is a positive correlation between reputations and fees. The better the reputation, the better the chances that the teacher is worth his or her salt.
That said, how much is too much? How little is too little? How can you know what a guitar teacher charges is fair?
If you aren't inspired by your surroundings in guitar lessons, how will you feel inspired to learn guitar? If you aren't energized by the space you are learning in, how will you feel energized after the lesson is over?
Often overlooked, the environment where you learn guitar in has much to do with your long term enjoyment of guitar.
If you decide that face-to-face lessons are for you, then my suggestion is to find a guitar teacher that is less than a twenty minute drive away from you. Honestly, a five minute drive would be ideal, but twenty minutes is a maximum amount. Anything more is pushing it.
If you find a teacher who has a well-developed, and yet flexible, system for teaching guitar lessons, you've really found the needle in the haystack. You can count on working with a person who cares about you, and wants to see you do better.
How do you find this guitar teacher, this needle in a haystack? This blog post will help you do just that.
Many beginners to guitar want a teacher who is structured and ready to provide opinions about the best way to learn guitar. Teachers provide this advice in the form of a curriculum.
How do you know if a teacher's curriculum will work for you? Answering this question can save you many frustrated hours of practice, and the drudgery of going to a teacher that you don't get along with.
Friends aren't paid to teach you guitar. Teachers are. It is this simple fact that allows me to say with the utmost confidence that asking a friend to teach you how to play guitar will not work out the way you'd like it to.
There are many reasons why friends don't make decent guitar teachers. This post goes over all of them.