Learn Guitar With Lessons
Want to learn guitar? You aren’t alone
Traditional guitar lessons are more popular than ever. In America today some 20 million people play the guitar and many more want to. The rate of desire to learn is highest among young people. People ages 18 to 34 are most excited to pick up the instrument, while adults under 55 are more likely to learn to play. So if you are thinking about taking guitar lessons in Philadelphia, keep reading.
Despite the fact that the instrument is somewhat out of fashion in today’s pop-heavy radio, where the producer is often the most important creative element, where electronic instruments and sampling are the rule, and despite the fact that country radio, in order to play more records without cutting into commercial time, is editing the guitar breaks out of the songs they play, the guitar has become more popular.
So what brings people back to learning the guitar? The simple reason is for the pure joy of playing. There is a connection to the subconscious, to the emotions, and to everyone around. It’s addicting and it’s fun. The guitar has an air of coolness. And everyone wants to be cool. Young and old, the guitar has a way about it that makes you fall in love with it.
Teachers recognize the importance of music theory and incorporate that into learning. When a student can understand the music and what the notes mean, they can achieve anything in the music field. There is nothing like one on one instruction, in anything that you want to learn in life.
Today we live in a technological world, where instruction can come from many sources. Flip through the pages of guitar magazines and you will see adds for instructional DVDs, books and one-on-one lessons. YouTube is filled with free demonstrations of songs and techniques and many websites are devoted to giving guitar lessons online, sometimes with a minimal charge.
So this asks the question: Do we need a live teacher? The answer is quite clear: of course! Custom lessons are important because each student is unique and learns at difference paces. There is no substitute for human instruction. Working with someone who has what you need to coach you is irreplaceable. You can learn to play from an instructional online video but who is there to answer your questions or correct you when you’ve made a mistake? It is very important to have that human interaction when you are learning to play the guitar.
At the David Joel Guitar Studio, we offer one on one instruction so that you can learn at your own pace. You won’t be sitting with other students, nervous that you can’t keep up, or bored when the lessons are too slow. When you have that teacher/student time, you will feel more comfortable and soon, you will be confident in your learning and playing.