3 Important Things To Look For In A Guitar Teacher

by Maurice Richard
Senior Instructor at Halifax Guitar Lessons

Learning how to play the guitar can be difficult so looking for a teacher to help you along the way is a great decision.

If your area is like mine, there are a lot of guitar teachers advertising for lessons. That means you have a lot of selection available to you.

Contrary to popular belief, guitar lessons are not all the same so each and every one of those teachers are going to offer something completely different.

How do you know which one is the best one for you?

Here are 3 important things to look for in a guitar teacher to make sure you find the one that will help you get the results you want.

how to find the right guitar teacher

1. They Teach Full-Time

First on the list is that they should teach guitar full time.

Many guitar teachers only do it part-time on the side. They have other jobs or responsibilities to attend to most of their time.

Those who teach full-time depend on their teaching to survive so they are going to be more likely to make sure they are good at it. They are also more likely to make sure you get the results you want.

Just because someone works full-time teaching guitar does not mean they are good at it or that you should take lessons from them, but it is certainly a good start.

2. They Are Trained To Teach Guitar

This is incredibly important. It’s one thing to know how to play something and completely different to know how to teach it.

Many people who teach guitar in your area are likely professional musicians who have CDs and have toured. Others went to University and received a degree in music.

They are probably incredibly good at playing the guitar. But most of them have no training on how to teach people.

If you can find a teacher in your area that has actual training on how to teach people and on top of that has specific training on how to teach the guitar, you struck gold.

A professionally trained guitar teacher will know how to teach concepts in different ways so you will understand them quickly. They will have many techniques and strategies on how to get you results faster.

Most importantly they will know exactly what to teach you to make sure you experience success!

3. They Have Proof That They Can Help You

The last thing you need to do is go to an unproven guitar teacher. You want someone who has a track record of getting results.

That way you can feel more certain that you will get the results you are looking for before you spend any money on a single guitar lesson.

How do you find out if a guitar teacher has successfully taught someone else to do something you want to do?

The best way is to call and talk to prospective guitar teacher(s) and ask them for specific examples of people they have helped who were in a similar situation to you.

If they have actual proof they will have no problem sharing it with you and they should have many examples to draw from without problem or hesitation.

find the right guitar teach for results

The Right Guitar Teacher Can Be The Difference Between Success And Failure

When it comes to learning to play the guitar getting the right teacher can make all the difference. How do I know this?

Because I have tried many different approaches and teachers myself. My wife and my kids have also received different instruction from teachers in other areas of music.

Many of my students have tried other teachers as well but the common thread is always the same. They did not learn much from them or could not seem to get it or understand what to do.

This is common and typical when it comes to the guitar. Don’t waste your time and money. Find the right guitar teacher and start on the path to guitar playing success today!