Learning to play the guitar is a dream shared by many young people. The guitar is such a social instrument, one that can make friends, entertain guests, gather crowds, and may even lead to an inspired career in music. Of course, getting started is something that is better done with the guidance of a skilled teacher and you’ll find we have several skilled guitar instructors at Southbury Music Studio. Teaching guitar isn’t just about showing the technical rules of frets and strings. Helping students learn how to handle a guitar, build a good technical foundation, and feel time are things that require in-person lessons, not just a YouTube video or online webinar.
Learning with an in-person guitar teacher offers so many advantages over guitar lessons online. Let’s consider some of the biggest advantages of an in-person guitar instructor in Southbury, Connecticut.
Learning with an In-Person Instructor
Music instructors are empathic and hands-on teachers who understand the challenges of first taking up an instrument. Students benefit from in-person understanding and guidance as they learn to hold the guitar correctly and try pressing on the frets for the very first time.
An instructor can model the right way, showing posture and form with more than a single camera angle. They will focus on what your child or adult-learner needs to focus on. Our guitar instructors review the details as many times as necessary, in different ways, until each student “lights up” with understanding and inspiration when their first clear notes ring out.
Immediate Feedback Will Help You
Feedback is essential when learning an instrument. An in-person guitar teacher can give each student direct feedback on their technique, posture, and what might work a little better for the individual student. We help students reach the best tone and performance that they can achieve, getting a little better with every lesson includes constant encouragement and response to their progress. Playing and learning music is a combination of native skill, mechanical mastery of the instrument and body, alike as well as an emotional experience. The advantage of a live, in-person instructor is hard to overstate! Live teachers are responsive to a student’s attitude and energy level. If a student is getting tired or frustrated, they can quickly change the practice activity until the fun of learning returns. They can help students avoid getting frustrated too quickly during lessons and to choose practices that feel like accomplishment for each individual learner.
Scheduling Practice is Scheduling Success
Regular practice is the key to steadily building skill with all musical instruments. When a student schedules lessons, they are getting the regular feedback they need to fine tune their at home practice. Practice time between lessons allows for the brain to absorb and internalize each new skill or song, while time with a teacher helps students to steadily build on what they’ve learned with their guitar.
Students benefit from practicing on their own, but a teacher can help to direct them on how to practice to make the greatest personal progress. In-person guitar lessons ensure that each lesson helps students achieve more, with additional tools for better practice between lessons.
From Beginner to Performance-Ready
A live guitar teacher can also help students get ready for their first performances faster than any online video course. Personalized learning will help students learn how to perform familiar songs, improve their technique, and build confidence so that students can show off what they’ve learned at every skill milestone. As an added benefit of our Southbury Music culture, the Studio offers a Rock Band Camp every summer. Being involved and surrounded by others on a similar track for playing music is a great inspiration, especially for young students.
Unlocking Each Student’s Potential with In-Person Guitar Lessons
Why are in-person guitar lessons better than learning guitar online? No amount of pre-recorded lessons can offer the personalized, responsive, and motivating guidance provided by a live guitar teacher. In-person guitar lessons allow a teacher to express empathy, constructive direction, and the style of personal encouragement which helps so many students achieve their full potential and unlock their musical talent.
Learning to play guitar is good for your brain, good for your future, and fun! Southbury Music offers live music lessons for guitar along with a wide range of band and orchestra instruments for children and adult students. Contact us to schedule your lessons and discover the benefits of in-person guitar lessons for yourself.