Choosing the ideal teacher by Craig Winston, guitar Instructor
Today’s post is a lesson for all music students. I’m going to provide a few tips to help you pick the ideal teacher at different points in your musical advancement.
In my guitar lessons I hear many students say that they rely heavily on content they find online to learn their instrument. And truly, for guitar, beyond all the other instruments there’s an extreme wealth of tablature, apps, and free video lessons that can help you to learn a ton of skills. I don’t discourage students from using these tools, but I can say from firsthand experience, it is extremely important to work with an instructor.
The instructor is an expert who can hear and see your musical abilities with a wealth of experience and an external vantage point that we often miss when absorbed in our performance of music.
Additionally, for intermediate and advanced students their instructor can be a valuable mentor as they make important decisions about pursuing music to higher levels.
So how do you choose your teacher? By style, accolades, yelp reviews, Instagram followers, performance history? Should it be the first result in your Google search for “Guitar Lessons Near Me”?
In our lessons at Belfast Dreams you are our 'star'. We customise the learning for you while giving a helping hand whenever or wherever we can, even outside of our teaching hours by email or online. Don't feel you need to rely on YouTube, the videos can help, but an instructor can understand the growth areas you will face, the skills and the knowledge to help you overcome them, and even to help understand those lessons you've been watching on YouTube that you enjoy!
Ring Belfast Dreams and Mick today at 078 5625 6653. Always open till 10pm.