How to Choose The Best Guitar Teacher For You

Learning to play guitar is a challenge that can be accomplished over time. While some people may find it best to work on their own, others need a more structured approach to learning how to play. This is where a guitar teacher can come in handy. Take a look in your local newspaper classifieds or check the bulletin board at a local music store and chances are good you’ll find a number of people offering to teach you how to play guitar. There are also numerous online teachers who will teach you long distance using video conference software you’ve probably already got on your computer. However you choose to do it, finding a guitar teacher isn’t difficult. There are a few things you’ll want to consider, however, before you make a decision about who will be teaching you.

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The first consideration, of course, is cost. Ask yourself how much you can spend per hour for lessons and look for someone who is in your price range. The cost per hour for guitar lessons varies from one guitar teacher to the next, but expect to pay anywhere between $20.00 and $35.00 an hour.

It’s a good idea to meet a potential instructor before you start taking lessons. You don’t have to be best friends, but you should at least be comfortable with the person you will be spending time with on a regular basis. You’ll need to feel comfortable the potential instructor has the skills necessary to teach you, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Some of the questions you might want to ask include, “How long have you been playing?” and “Do you have any reference?” Ask to see the materials your potential guitar instructor will use to teach you and about the plans for your progress, and don’t forget to ask where the lessons will happen. Don’t be surprised if the cost for your lessons are a little higher if your guitar teacher will be traveling to give you lessons in your own home.

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Working with a guitar instructor can be a valuable experience as long as you choose a teacher who can adapt methods as you grow as a player. Remember, the right guitar teacher can get you started on the road to a successful and satisfying relationship with you guitar. Choosing the wrong guitar teacher could turn you away from the instrument.

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