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Taking Guitar Lessons is an important part of picking up the guitar. There has been too many people to count that have tried to learn the guitar on their own and failed. There is just so much information out there, especially with the internet. It becomes confusing and overwhelming to say the least. Everyone and their dog thinks they can teach you how to play guitar.
You Might Ask Yourself: "How well does THIS person play the guitar?"
If you can't answer that question with certainty, then you may be taking guitar lessons at the wrong place. Getting guitar lessons from the RIGHT person that works best for you is the quickest and most efficient way to reach your goals.
Look at it this way... would you ask someone who has bad credit and collection agencies after them about financial advise? I would sure hope not. In that same fashion, don't go to your next door neighbor for guitar lessons just because he has a guitar.
Here is a list of questions you should ask your potential Guitar Instructor:
How Long Have You Been Playing?
Where Did You Learn To Play Guitar?
What Are Some Of Your Accomplishments?
Have You Ever Taught Before?
Why Do You Think You Are The Best Fit For Me?
There are more questions that you can ask, but this will get you started. Get the ball rolling and ask around for referrals.
Is Guitar Good For Your Brain?
There are multiple reasons you or your child should take guitar lessons:
According to a neuroscientific study from McGill University, hearing (and playing) music triggers the release of dopamine in the brain. This rise in dopamine can help fight anxiety and depression
A new Scottish study says if you play the guitar - or any musical instrument, for that matter - you’re more likely to have sharper brain function, which can help guard against mental decline in the future.
But, all of the psychological and mental benefits aside... The guitar is just fun! There is almost nothing better than getting home and being able to zone out and create music.
The stresses of life can disappear for that short period of time and that small piece of stress-free experience can be worth so much.
All of us here have been playing our instruments for more than half of our lives and want to share everything we have learned and experienced with YOU.
Sign Up Today and experience these benefits first hand with us here at Adkins Guitar Lessons!