Tips On Teaching Others How To Play Guitar


Playing the guitar requires so much practice. If you have sailed through all the difficulties involved and you are now a great guitarist, it’s good to pass this knowledge to other interested individuals. It’s, in fact, a great opportunity to make money from what you like doing. If this is your area of interest, then you can use the tips on teaching others how to play guitar, as discussed below. They will provide you a sure way to witness your dream come true.


1. Learn To Be Patient, Don't Push Too Fast

This is the most important aspect of your teaching. AS aforementioned and from your experience, you should know that the process will take time. You need to also realize that people vary so much in terms of how quickly or slowly they take any information. The only way out is to be patient with all of your students. Whereas one person is taking just a few days to learn a chord sequence, another one many require a week or more time to accomplish the same. If you are too fast, slow learners may be disappointed and avoid the lessons. Basically, repeat the same concept several times until the students are confident enough to play it.


2. Simplify Chords

The desire to see your student playing the instrument perfectly may be overwhelming, but at first, try to simplify the chords. When the chords are simple, learning is fast. This gives your student that sense of accomplishment and it builds their confidence. Moreover, their interest in playing the instrument is likely to grow. Once you develop this great desire to learn attitude in your student, your teaching process becomes easier. Remember, prepared minds grasp and retain concepts faster. Once your students can confidently play this simple chords, you can now start teaching them other complex notes and chords. This is called progressive learning.


3. Encourage Practice

For the best results, encourage them to embrace short stints of practice. This means, the student will practice playing little notes and chords but will do it several times a day or week. If you are using repetition to teach them, you are basically telling them that, it’s important to redo (practice) a single chord or note several times until perfection is achieved.


4. Identify Your Learner’s Strengths

Your main aim is to witness your student play chords and notes without any problem. Unfortunately, people vary significantly. One person may prefer playing single notes while another plays chord better. It is advisable to identify the strengths of your students and build on them. Thereafter, take them through their week areas. The output will be amazing.


5. Help Them Choose The Right Guitar

As an expert, you understand that the market has different sizes and shapes of guitars. Each of them may have nylon or steel strings. For a first time buyer, choosing the right guitar may be so hard. Although their price plays a significant role in the purchase process, it’s important to help your student buy a guitar that is easy to play and tune. It should also be comfortable for them to hold.


Final Thoughts ...

With the above tips, your teaching process will not only be enjoyable but also fruitful. It will give you an opportunity to have great fun as you share your enthusiasm for music.



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