Are you searching for guitar lessons in your local area?
If so, I have one question:
Here’s the truth:
I can’t guarantee this 100%, as I don’t know exactly where you live, but I would be very surprised if you find a good guitar coach in your area.
So where are all the good teachers?..
Many of the great guitar coaches are teaching online.
The days of heading out to guitar classes are over.
Sure there are still real in-person lessons out there, and sometimes these can be quite good, but most people will benefit from online lessons.
When you really analyze the best ways to learn the guitar, I guarantee that online lessons are very beneficial for many people.
Here are Some Quick Points:
- In-person guitar lessons are expensive
- You often need to commute to these lessons
- No good teachers are in your local area
Ultimate-Guitar.com did a controversial post about “what your guitar teachers won’t tell you”, and it highlights some key points to consider
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What Qualifies You as a Teacher?
Anyone can really claim to be a guitar teacher.
Anyone can put up an add on Craigslist claiming that they’re an awesome teacher.
Just because someone can play, doesn’t mean they can teach.
My best friend’s in a band, can play some awesome solos, but he can’t structure a lesson for me.
Many teachers get into providing lessons for extra money, and they don’t really know the best way for their students to learn.
Obviously there are exceptions (the teacher in the picture above might be great), but this is the case with many so called teachers out there in your local area.
Can You Teach Me Advanced Stuff?
If you're looking to break away from just a beginner level, a local teacher might not be able to push you beyond an intermediate level.
If your teacher isn't currently teaching any advanced students, chances are you won't become one while working together. Might be a harsh statement, but it's probably very accurate.
Many people are convinced that some teachers purposely "hold back" their students in some way. If you teach them everything you know, why would they keep coming back. So part of this is a business decision. Once you get too good, they no longer have your business.
The world is not always that nice.
Do You Plan Your Lessons?
Many guitar teachers will plan out your lessons on the spot.
If you think that a local guitar teacher is going to have a mapped out plan for you, think again.
Can You Teach Me Songs?
This is probably the worst thing about in-person lessons.
Unfortunately your teacher probably won't know how to teach you a ton of songs. You can certainly look up the sheet music, and go over it together, but if you want your teacher to breakdown the song into parts, and really teach you in detail how to play a particular song, that probably won't happen.
All These Problems are Solved with Online Lessons
I know I'm painting a bad picture in regards to learning the guitar in-person from a local teacher.
I'm sure I will get some hate mail for this from all the wonderful teachers out there who aren't currently teaching online 😉
But from my experience, online guitar lessons solve so many of the issues with learning guitar from someone in your local area, plus they supply a whole bunch of benefits.
Here are some key things to consider about learning online:
- Access to world class instructors
- You don't need to leave your house
- Save a ton of money every month
- Get unlimited amounts of lessons
What's the Bottom Line?
Learning the guitar online will allow you to not only save a lot of money, but also get access to some of the highest quality lessons.
So how do these lessons work, and where to start?
The best part is, you can actually get started for free, and see if this type of learning is right for you.