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One of the most popular instruments to play is without doubt – the guitar! This could be because of its rock star appeal, or it could be that it is just such a socially inclusive instrument. Think about it – the guitar is one of those instruments that can travel anywhere and has the ability to turn any occasion into something worth remembering.
And it is definitely this kind of sentiment that certainly drives people to sign up for acoustic guitar lessons.
Fortunately, if you are in Pretoria, your search for guitar lessons near me is sure to yield great results. Whether you are looking for acoustic guitar lessons, or even bass or electric guitar lessons, there is bound to be a teacher near you.
In fact, the culture of music in Pretoria is thriving and there is no shortage of professional musicians who are well qualified to answer your guitar lessons for beginners near me request.
Generally, guitar lessons in Pretoria are affordable depending on what you are looking for.
Superprof guitar tutors in Pretoria range from R150 to R500 an hour. There’s a photograph and short write up for every tutor which immediately gives you an idea of what they are like, what kind of experience they have, the type of guitar they teach, and even what genre of music they might prefer. All this is important in helping you to choose the right guitar teacher for you. Making the right decision regarding a tutor is made a little easier when they offer their first lesson for free - as this gives you the opportunity to discuss your goals, and find out more about their background and teaching style.
There is no point finding a great electric guitar teacher near you if you have your heart set on acoustic guitar lessons that will teach you how to play ‘Father and Son’ by Cat Stevens.
If you are using the Superprof site, you also have the option of searching for a tutor near to you which is a huge advantage in today’s time-poor society. Who wouldn’t want to spend less time in traffic and more time practicing.
If you are using Superprof, don’t forget to check out the reviews of the guitar teachers near you as these can also be really insightful.
Of course, you may be searching guitar lessons for beginners near me because you want to meet people, or because you prefer to learn in group settings. Either way, you have options if you are living in the beautiful city of Jacarandas.
Music School Options
If group classes are appealing to you, there are plenty of options when it comes to music schools in Pretoria. Remember to always try and find reviews on google, or ask around to find out if anyone you know would recommend the school you are interested in. Don’t forget to factor in traffic congestion and consider finding classes near to you.
If you are approaching High School, find out which schools offer music as a subject, or as an extra-curricular subject.
Here are a few private music schools and High Schools in Pretoria that are worth including in your research:
If you are willing to learn how to play the guitar online there are also heaps of options available to you. There are even Superprof tutors who will offer this option. You could use Zoom, Skype or Google Meet to take your acoustic guitar lessons online with a tutor near you, or from anywhere in the world!
Besides that, remember that the internet is full of free resources, so if you are searching guitar lessons for beginners near me,you could even check out some of the free tutorials on YouTube to orientate yourself about the guitar. This way, you will have a sense of what to expect in your first guitar lessons.
Even if you find the perfect tutor for your acoustic guitar lessons, or whatever type of guitar you choose to learn, remember that the more effort that you put into your musical journey the more it will pay off. Supplementing your face-to-face lessons with free online tutorials could take your practice to another level.
Not only that, but if you are really committed to your acoustic guitar lessons you may want to really study some of the greats like Maybelle Carter who introduced the fingerstyle scratch, or Martin Carthy who is known as the father of the 60’s folk revival. By studying these forerunners, you will not only be inspired, and add depth to your learning, but it could help you to stay motivated during the times that your guitar lessons will inevitably get more tough!
So with all of these options available to you, why would you choose a private guitar teacher?
Remember that learning any new musical instrument is like learning a new language! Apart from the music theory and sight-reading skills you will need to learn, the practical aspects of guitar lessons lend themselves to one-on-one explanation simply because music concepts are grasped at such an individual pace!
With a private tutor, you can focus on your weaknesses, as well as the musical genre that interests you.
In a group setting, it is likely that you will touch on all types of guitar playing from acoustic to rhythm and blues and classical, to name just a few. However, it will obviously be more beneficial to use your time and effort to focus solely on your preferred genre, and even the actual songs that you want to learn how to play in your guitar lessons! All of this is possible with a private tutor where you also get to learn at your own pace, and very often, in the comfort of your own home.
Finally, if you are new to guitar lessons of any kind, remember the advice of the great Eddie Van Halen: “play, play and play some more!” Good luck!
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