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    Lessons for Term 3, 2024

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    Age Limit: All ages (6+)

    Lesson Times: Guitar Lessons for Term 3, 2024
    Start Dates: Week of Monday 22nd July
    End Date: Week of Friday 27th September
    Class Length: 10 weeks
    Lesson Length: 30 mins

    Lesson Pricing:
    Per School Term: $300 for 10 lessons ($30 per lesson)

    Payment Terms:
    Invoiced after booking, payment via bank or credit card
    *One missed lesson per term can be re-scheduled or credited

    Lesson Location:
    Guitar Lessons Room (upstairs) – 83C Hardy Street, Nelson

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    private guitar lessons

    Struggling to learn guitar yourself and want an easy and fun way with private guitar lessons?

    If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced on the guitar, Phil can teach you from any level to improve your guitar playing skills.

    Learn to play in a relaxed, fun & friendly environment with an experienced tutor. All ages and abilities welcome.

    There are limited slots available for private one on one guitar tuition.

    Book now to secure your time slot!

    Total Beginner Classes

    For very beginners who know very little or nothing.

    Learn basic chords, strumming & picking patterns, popular riffs & songs. Learn the basics to get you started & making some music.

    Beginner Classes

    For beginners or if you can play a little already.

    Learn more chords, strumming & picking patterns, popular riffs & songs. Learn more to improve your playing and sound better.

    Intermediate / Advanced Classes

    Recommended if you can play & change between chords & barre chords easily.

    Learn more advanced chords, scales, music theory, lead techniques & popular songs to advance your playing & get you sounding great.

    Top 10 Essential Guitar Tips for the Beginner

    For beginners, learning the acoustic guitar can be a challenging process that is often accompanied with many disappointments. However, here are some tried and tested tips that’ll give the budding guitarist a relatively bump free learning experience.

    1. Find a guitar that fits your size. It is important to feel physically comfortable with the instrument you are playing. This helps create a connection between you and the guitar which will make the learning process easier and more enjoyable.
    2. When you’re just starting out, it’s recommended that you master pick holding. If you get the habit early on, it becomes way easier in the long run. People I know who did it this way ended up being extremely good players, more so than the average guy.
    3. Learn to self tune your guitar. After all, you will not always be playing in the presence of your coach. Knowing how to tune your guitar is the most basic and essential skill for any learner. You could start by learning how to use a digital tuner and then move on to just using your ears.
    4. When playing, it’s a pretty good idea to keep your fingers and palms clean and dry. This provides better grip and will cause less wear on your strings.
    5. Always have good posture, especially so when you’re just starting out. Good posture gives you stability, comfort and confidence. This, in turn, helps you to strum and change chords better.
    6. Change your guitar strings regularly. The tensile strength within guitar strings is what determines the quality of the tunes played. Therefore, learn to change the strings by yourself and do this regularly.
    7. Use a capo; this is a clamp that you use to modify the tensile strength of your guitar strings. If your guitar does not have this tool, then you need to buy one as soon as possible. You can also learn to tune your guitar using the capo from online lessons.
    8. Do not be discouraged by the calluses. Calluses are painful spots in the fingertips that occur in beginners. This happens because the skin around the fingertips rubs against the rough strings so often that it causes wear and tear. This is inevitable. Instead of feeling annoyed, you should feel a sense of achievement when you see these calluses. It just means you’ve been practicing a lot lately.
    9. Be one with music theory; a good grounding in theory classes is what will prepare you to be a professional player.
    10. Get a good teacher. Period. I cannot stress how important this is, you must get a good teacher. It is as they say; you can only be as good as your teacher. The choice of a teacher is therefore one of the most significant decisions that you will make in your guitar playing journey.