Investing in guitar lessons is important. Save yourself from struggle and frustration by finding the right teacher. You will waste your money and time if you make the wrong choice. Instructors are chosen by most guitarists using the wrong criteria. Many students are choosing instructors based on his guitar playing skills, formal musical education, and price. This is wrong as it has no objective proof to assure you of his/her assistance with your guitar playing. Below tips will help you in determining the right and wrong ways of selecting a guitar teacher.
Asking for preferences
Asking the instructor, you intend to help you with a list of those he has taught is very important. The students ought to be many and must have been taught to play effectively. They must have been able to achieve the goal you intend to achieve and are great musicians. He should give you messages of congratulatory from his students thanking him/her for the good teaching. It is only the proof of results that matter. The same procedure will be followed if you are choosing your car mechanic, doctor, specialist or a doctor.
Many people are choosing guitar instructors according to their price. Most students are opting for cheaper instructors. This is very wrong. When an instructor charges less, it means he /she has poor skills in guitar teaching or is new to teaching. A good instructor charges expensively because he/she has high-quality guitar teaching skills. Always opt for an instructor charging expensively.
Many instructors are tricking students with the fact that high price means high skilled instructor. Since they know that students look for instructors with a high price, they all charge highly. As a result, do not look at price only and conclude that an instructor is good.
Guitar playing ability
There are people who play the guitar very well yet cannot instruct. Therefore, the fact that one plays guitar well does not mean you approach them for lessons. Take your time to learn a guitarist before deciding to go for lessons from him. As a result, only a long list will help you best in determining a good guitar instructor.
Formal musical education
Having a degree in music does not mean you are a good teacher. Separate training is required to develop guitar teaching skills and learning about music. Some very effective guitar instructors have never attended a formal class. When you choose your instructor, aim at being good as him/her. Gradually work on increasing your speed as a guitar student.