Why you need guitar lessons
In general, if you ask enough people about the best way to learn guitar, most of them would suggest taking lessons. That’s because most people have some experience with music lessons, at least enough to know that it can be more helpful than just hacking away on your own. Occasionally you’ll meet someone who will tell you not to waste your money on lessons. Why would someone tell you this? In many cases, this person has had bad luck with guitar lessons. If you live in or around Northeast Philadelphia, speak with David Joel, the best guitar teacher you will find in Philly!
Unfortunately, there are too many unprofessional music teachers out there and they are giving the good ones a bad name. Some guitar teachers who have spent years learning an instrument didn’t pick up any other skills. This means that a number of private teachers don’t really know how to teach. A good teacher can save you lots of time by helping you to avoid bad habits, identify your practice path and choose music that suits your level and your style, allowing your guitar learning process to flow smoothly and evenly.
What are the benefits of private lessons?
- Watch your playing for signs of problems
- Help you to avoid learning bad habits
- Help you pick songs that fit your level and style
- Give you exercises for the challenges you are facing
- Give you an opportunity to play with an experienced musician every week
- Hold you accountable and critique you both positively and negatively to help you grow
Common reasons learners avoid lessons:
If you can’t afford lessons right now, that’s okay. Financial stress is a normal part of life. You can put off lessons and come back when it fits your budget. You can learn by yourself or take less-frequent lessons such as once every two weeks. If you are serious about guitar playing you will find a way to afford lessons.
Teacher is too far away
If you live too far from a qualified teacher, that’s really not a problem these days as long as you have Internet! Some of the best guitar teachers out there are doing their lessons through Skype. Many in-demand teachers have a busy travel schedule too.
Schedule is too busy
If you are serious about guitar lessons, you need to find time to fit it into your schedule. When we want to achieve something, sometimes we have to sacrifice other things in order to get what we want. If you are that busy, maybe lessons and learning guitar aren’t your top priority right now.
Even experienced, professional musicians will take lessons from other professionals who have skills they want to acquire. Find a qualified teacher near you and reap the many benefits of good instruction. If you are looking to take guitar lessons in Philadelphia, the only place to take them is at the David Joel Guitar Studio. David Joel has been giving private lessons for years, churning out some amazing guitar players and you can be one of them!