Choosing a great guitar teacher may be the difference between your child loving learning the guitar or feeling like they can’t do it and giving it up altogether. This is why it’s important to get the right guitar teacher for them.
What are the things you can look out for so that you can make sure you get the right guitar teacher for your child?
How much are lessons?
A lot of parents’ first thought is how much are the lessons. I would hope that that your child’s learning and development is not a commodity that you shop around for. So what is the most important things to look for when it comes to price of the lessons?
You want a guitar teacher who gets you the result you are looking for. Whether it’s progress or your child to have fun. A guitar teacher who may be able to make your child’s guitar lessons enjoyment and get them to progress 5x faster may cost twice as much. But in the long term, you may be saving money.
Part of this depends on what’s important for you. Which brings me onto the next point.
What’s important to you?
What are the crucial things for you and your child when it comes to the lessons? Did you want someone to babysit them once a week for a lot of money? Or do you want them to have fun and learn a lifelong skill. Maybe learn some important life lessons as well?
These are things you need to be thinking about and looking for in the teacher. Make sure they are on the same page as you with regards to your child’s guitar learning.
How is this guitar teacher trained?
Has this teacher had any special training for teaching? Unfortunately, a guitar teaching having been to a top music university does not mean they have the ability to teach. Teaching requires a different skill compared to mastering an instrument.
Especially for teaching children, they require patience, enthusiasm, and directions. Combined with the right instructions and directions for guitar learning for your child. And the right principles and life skills taught. That’s a harder guitar teacher to find.
It’s also preferable to find someone who is not “doing it on the side” and find someone who is truly passionate about teaching.
Can you see proof of their teaching?
Can you meet other students that they have taught and ask what their experiences have been? Part of your child’s success will be based on how much you trust the teacher to have your child’s learning in the best intentions. It’s very useful if you can find other success cases in other children or adults that this teacher has taught, so that you can feel confident that you’ve found the right guitar teacher. So that you follow their advice with regards to your child’s development with music.
Hope this article gives you a few more things to think about when it comes to your child’s guitar education.
Guitar Tuition East London is a guitar school based in London, teaching lessons to adults and also providing the best guitar lessons for children in London. Teaching them important life lessons and principles that they can use both in their musical development. But also in other areas of their lives. Helping them to gain confidence and progress quickly on the guitar.