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Guitar Lessons in South Africa

There鈥檚 no doubt that being able to play the guitar is one of the most social of all musical abilities. Think about it, your guitar is able to go wherever you go. It brings people together and even just a little melodic strumming is able to change the atmosphere and bring harmony to a room or campfire. If you are searching 鈥榞uitar teacher near me鈥 there are so many options available.

Whether you need basic guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons or anything else in between, this article is for you! Keep reading.

Getting Started

Regardless of where you find yourself in South Africa, or in fact anywhere in the world, guitar lessons are so easily accessible. You could even teach yourself online through the vast amounts of free sheet music and videos. But if you are looking for private lessons, your search for a 鈥榞uitar teacher near me鈥, is going to yield fantastic results. Whether you are a beginner or wanting to take your musical education more seriously with guitar theory lessons, there is a teacher that is just right for you.

So when it comes to where to find guitar lessons in South Africa, the answer is simple. Everywhere! In fact, there are so many options that making the right choice is your first most important step.

Firstly, you need to decide how you want to learn to play the guitar. Basically, you could opt for online tuition, a music school, or a private tutor near you.

Different Types of Guitar Lessons

Choosing how you want to be taught guitar, will depend a lot on your personal goals and reasons for wanting to learn how to play. Here are some of the types of guitar lessons available (and these will influence where and with whom, you decide to study:

  • Beginner guitar lessons
  • Guitar theory lessons
  • Advanced guitar lessons

While there are lessons for every level of skill, your next decision is whether you would like to learn in a classroom or commit to a guitar solo lesson regularly with a private tutor. Depending on your current ability, you could enrol with one of South Africa鈥檚 many music schools, for instance, the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town, would be appropriate for serious guitar players, alternatively, there are several private music schools that cater for beginners, guitar theory lessons. Of course, some of these would certainly offer advanced guitar lessons too.

Here are a few private music schools in South Africa that are worth checking out:

  • The Legacy School of Music 鈥 Cape Town
  • National School of the Arts 鈥 Johannesburg
  • Shine Music School 鈥 Johannesburg
  • Durban Music School 鈥 Durban

When it comes to searching for any kind of tuition, make sure that you find reviews about the school or teacher that back up their reputation.聽

Searching Guitar Teacher Near Me? Private Guitar Tutors

Many music students prefer private tuition for a host of reasons. If you are searching guitar teacher near me, you might be thinking that a weekly guitar solo lesson would be the most beneficial method of learning for you.

When you take private lessons, you are able to learn at a pace that is comfortable for you. Not only that but if you use a Superprof tutor, you could search by location and possibly find someone near to you. This is really convenient if you want to go to your tutor or have them come and give you a lesson in your living room. Whether those are guitar theory lessons, advanced guitar lessons or simply learning guitar chords, there are Superprof tutors available for every level of student.

Another advantage of using a Superprof tutor is that in many cases the first lesson is offered for free. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your reasons for wanting guitar lessons. Use this time to also find out about your potential tutor鈥檚 musical background and style of teaching. Discussions like these could save you from committing to a term of music lessons with a tutor that is not quite right for you.

Choose a tutor suited to your level of skill and affordability. For instance, if you are looking for a guitar solo lesson and you have never picked up a guitar before, you could even find a tutor who is studying psychology for example, but did music as a high school subject for only R50 per hour. Intermediate students will find heaps of tutors around the R250-R300 per hour mark, while advanced guitar lessons with a professional musician who has 20 years of teaching and playing experience can expect to pay up to R500 per hour.

Online Guitar Lessons in South Africa

For those who are extremely disciplined (and bright) teaching yourself to play guitar online is certainly an option. You could also use online sites in your free time to supplement your weekly face-to-face guitar solo lesson. One way of doing this is to take advantage of the free courses that use discussion forums to supplement your guitar theory lessons and sight-reading skills.

Online resources are also great places to study the history of music and in particular the kind of guitar playing that interests you. If you really want to be a great Blues player or the next Jimi Hendrix, do research and find out as much as you can about your particular genre and the greats who have gone before you!

There are some incredible and inspiring stories behind the great guitar players of our time to inspire you. These can really spur you on to continue when like anything, your motivation is low or you are battling to come to grips with the more challenging aspects of your guitar lessons.

Play, Play, Play and Play

Finally, regardless of your ability or how you choose to study guitar, remember the words of the great Eddie Van Halen who once said, 鈥渋f you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play!鈥 He was absolutely right, so keep playing and know that your dedication will pay off.

FAQs

馃挵What is the average price of Guitar lessons?
The average price of Guitar  lessons is R322.

The price of your lessons depends on a number of factors

  • The experience of your teacher
  • The location of your lessons (online, at home or an outside location)
  • the duration and frequency of your lessons.

95% of teachers offer their first lesson for free.

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馃挕 Why take Guitar lessons?
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馃捇 Can you learn Guitar online?

Many of our Guitar teachers offer lessons online.

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馃帗How many tutors are available to give Guitar lessons?
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鉁掞笍 What is the average rating of Guitar tutors?
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