When it comes to hobbies, many children take to sports, playing games or building dens. There’s so many wonderful activities out there just waiting to help children learn and build their confidence. If your child loves music, then learning an instrument is a hobby that should be encouraged.

What Are The Benefits?

There are so many benefits to learning to play the guitar, some of which may even surprise you. Playing the guitar increases memory skills and improves coordination, both of which are transferable skills that will benefit many aspects of their lives. Not only that, but children will learn the importance of patience, practice and then the amazing sense of accomplishment as they continue to grow and improve. Playing a musical instrument can also be very therapeutic and is a great way to allow children to express themselves. Through music, complex emotions can be explored and it can provide a positive outlet for such emotions to be set free. Though learning to play an instrument may be considered quite a solitary pastime, it can lead to many social positives, such as playing alongside friends or even forming a band.

Is it affordable?

Affordable Guitar LessonsLearning guitar can be very affordable. By choosing how many lessons you’d like your child to have over the course of a week or month, you can set yourself a budget that suits you. Alongside the assistance of their guitar teacher, children can also access tutorials, tips and advice on YouTube, which means their additional practice between lessons is completely free of charge. As a teacher I also provide free resources, and lesson notes which parents can use to help fuel their children’s practise time.

Choosing a Suitable Teacher

Young Boy Playing Guitar It can be a daunting task trying to find a guitar teacher that will connect well with your child. A good guitar teacher should be approachable, as well as having years of experience. They should also be able to cover a range of musical genres. To help with the initial process, I offer the first 30 minute lesson completely free, so that learning outcomes can be discussed and you and your child can decide if I am the right person for the job. If you’re looking for guitar lessons in Birmingham, then contact me today to see how I can help. I am also available for guitar lessons on Skype, meaning that wherever you are, I can help you learn to play the guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

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