Contact Ph: +61 451 648 590 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you teach online? Yes we do, we use zoom.
What Areas do you service? We are based in the North Sydney area. We can organize outcall lessons on Saturdays.
What times and days of the week do you teach? Tuesday to Friday 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM. Saturdays 12.00 PM to 5.00 PM
Fees First lesson is free. Then lesson fee is $45 per half hour. If you are a beginner we have the "Might as well jump" special. First 3 prepaid lessons are $99 and you still get your first lesson free. Zoom lessons are $35 per half hour.
What style of music do you cover? We teach all styles of contemporary guitar, from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Pop to Acoustic and slide guitar. We also assist with AMEB Syllabus.
Electric or acoustic? An electric guitar might be easier to play but you will built your endurance and finger calluses best by starting out with the acoustic. If your favourite style of music is played with an electric guitar and you love the sound, then you probably would want to start with an electric guitar.
Do I need to have my own instrument? Although we do have instruments for you to use at our studio, you will need your own guitar to keep up with regular practice at home.
Basics Besides a guitar you will need a guitar tuner, a metronome, a pick, and tools to change your strings (a string winder, wire cutters).
How long will it take me to learn to play the guitar? If you keep up regular practice, that is at least 3 to 4 times per week for a minimum of 20mn per day for beginners and 1h for intermediates and up, you will undoubtedly progress. In a few months time you should be able to strum a few of you favourite songs. The reality is that you never stop learning and you never stop wanting to be better. Mastering the instrument on the other hand is a lifelong quest. But you will have a friend for life in music.
How important is a metronome? A metronome is your most annoying best friend. a device used to mark time by means of regularly recurring ticks or flashes at adjustable intervals. Rhythm is everything, and it is usually the biggest challenge for most students. Using a metronome trains you to play in time.
Should I learn to read music? Reading music or notation or sight reading is an important part of learning music. If you are intending to work as a studio musician or perform with classical or jazz ensemble I would say yes. Keep in mind that in order to maintain sight reading you will need to commit to daily practice. One alternative is to use tabs. The main difference is with notation you are reading music and learning the names of the notes on the guitar fret board. With tabs you are only learning the fret numbers. That being said you can also be a very accomplished guitarist without knowing how to read music.