Q: Is my child old enough to learn guitar?
A: 7 is the youngest recommended age to start playing guitar. If your child expresses an interest in learning to play before then, it’s worth learning ukulele first as this is a great starting point for learning guitar.
Q: What should my child bring to their lesson?
A: They will need their own guitar and any books or materials they are working from.
Q: How often should my child have lessons?
A: I recommend weekly lessons, as this gives much greater continuity and keeps up motivation.
Q: What happens if I need to cancel my child’s lesson?
A: You should contact me and I will attempt to re-schedule with you. If I have less than 24 hours notice you will still be liable for the full cost of the lesson.
Q: When can I book a lesson?
A: I am available to teach on weekends and after school, as well as during school holidays.
Q: What do your lessons consist of?
A: Every student is different and lessons content varies accordingly. Complete beginners will always start with the basics, with a view to making music as soon as possible.
Q: Can I sit in on my child’s lesson?
A: Absolutely, if your child will feel more comfortable with you in the room then by all means do so.
Q: Can my child study for guitar grades with you?
A: Yes, I cater for both ABRSM (classical) and Rockschool (contemporary) guitar grades.
Q: Will my child need their own guitar?
A: It is crucial that they be able to practise between lessons. Good quality beginner’s guitars are widely available, and brands such as Yamaha, Squier, Cort and Tanglewood represent great value for money. Please contact me for more advice on purchasing a starter guitar.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me;
I am happy to discuss any requirements you may have.