This course will teach you how to play several songs, riffs, scales and pieces of music and in doing so, you will learn how to:
1. Tune your guitar
2. Read music, (chord diagrams and guitar tablature), and form chords properly
3 Develop a good understanding of rhythm
4. Maintain good left and right hand technique to minimise effort when playing
5. Strum and learn how to use plectrums properly
6. Finger pick properly
7. Avoid picking up bad habits - very important!
8. Access all the songs and musical theory you will ever need in the future
By the end of the beginners course you will know several songs, several pieces of music and all the rules in terms of playing properly and you will have CDs/photocopies of everything covered, so there is no danger of forgetting anything. The course is user friendly with no messing around with pointless theory. Rather it is designed to get you playing immediately and keep you playing eternally !
I am sensitive to grouping people together in terms of age compatibility, eg not throwing an adult in with a group of kids and visa versa - The references on my site refer to work i've done with children mostly but in fact i would do just as much work with adults and have taught all ages over the years
Many beginners courses do not teach you how to read chord diagrams properly, they don't teach you how to read guitar tablature (Tab), how to tune your guitar or even use guitar tuners properly, how to use capos, how to finger pick properly (shame!), and because of that it can be very difficult to continue on yourself once the lessons end because it's often impossible for someone who doesn't have a proper grounding in music theory and practice to develop their playing in the right ways and also to access and understand the wealth of information available on the internet or from books which would enable you to continue to teach yourself and learn new techniques to develop as a player and keep yourself interested - As a result it's all too easy to get into a rut, get frustrated and either feel that you won't get any further unless you go for more lessons or just give up completely.
The beginners courses that i do leave none of the important stuff out - the courses are practical but the more you understand about music theory and the guitar generally the more practical and more enriching the experience will be for you and once you have a solid foundation and the tools to understand music and teach yourself then you can take it as far as you want to go. On a personal level i would have to say that learning the guitar and being able to make music has to be one of the most rewarding and positive journeys anyone can go on and i'm just really glad that i had the opportunity because it's been an incredible journey and the opportunities it provides on a personal, social and even on a financial level are endless.
I CAN GUARANTEE that if you do any of my beginners courses that you will have an excellent foundation in guitar and will be able to progress your own learning in the privacy of your own boudoir once you've completed the course and will therefore be able to learn exactly what you want and do it at your own pace - Learning the guitar is not rocket science and if you do my beginners course i can prove that to you with a money back guarantee if your not happy with the results - take the plunge, you won't regret it!
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION IS ASSURED!!!!!