The guitar is arguably the most popular instrument of the last century. They come in classical nylon strung, acoustic, and electric varieties. The guitar family can produce the widest range of sounds of almost any other acoustic instrument, and the possibilities are endless for what can be done on them, from the most basic progressions around the campfire to technical masterpieces.
Because the most common varieties of guitar in the United States are steel stringed, the first few weeks of guitar playing won't sound fantastic, and that's okay. A student needs time to develop the proper finger calluses to play with proper technique. This is why I always approach my first few months with a guitar student with the utmost patience. For several weeks, we may only work a single chord until we can get it sounding nice, but after that a world of possibilities open. My guitar lessons center around exploring the musical interests of my students and teaching them the techniques to make their music sound truly fantastic and have absolute freedom across the fret-board.
What Makes Guitar Lessons with Aila Scott Different
Most guitar teachers teach the using the method which taught them. They often don't expand their comfort zones when they grow up and start offering lessons. My goal has always been to teach guitar in a way that anyone can learn. No classical-style theory books or gregarious, painful, etudes from the Romantic era. I teach aural learners how to write and learn music with their ears, and introduce them to written music painlessly, while those who prefer written music and diagrams are given these materials and gradually introduced to other techniques.
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