Sometimes we think about guitar lessons as something only for beginners. Once you’ve learned the basics you are good to go, right? My kid can already play plenty of songs for family and friends; what will they really get out of lessons? The truth is, even the most talented and entertaining kids can benefit from Miami guitar lessons.
If there’s one thing that I’ve taken from both giving and receiving lessons, it’s that there is always more to learn. Further, it’s immensely beneficial to get an outside perspective on your playing. The greatest musicians around are lifelong learners, and even the top athletes in the world have coaches.
Supporting your child’s ambition by finding them a great Miami guitar teacher will not only help them develop their love and appreciation for music and the arts. It can help them learn to work towards goals, develop their brains, and (most importantly) show them a creative and rewarding way to express who they are through music. Here are a few reasons why getting started with guitar lessons is a good idea.
Learning Guitar Is Not Just About Performing
It’s no secret that some children are more disposed towards getting in front of an audience. While live performance is an exciting and valuable aspect of playing an instrument, learning the guitar is about so much more. At Lessons in Your Home we encourage live performances in recitals. But even if your child never makes their performance debut, learning how to play music will help them learn to express themselves. Additionally, the fine motor skills and good habit development necessary to learn guitar will benefit your child in a myriad of ways. Even if your child is a star performer before a single lesson, consistent guitar lessons with a great teacher will teach them invaluable lessons about both music and themselves.
Private Lessons Mean Consistent Quality Feedback
If your child is an outstanding performer, then they may be used to receiving acclaim and applause from family and friends. This type of feedback is wonderful and invaluable, but if your child wants to reach their full potential it is incomplete. Weekly lessons with an experienced guitar teacher will give your child the opportunity to perform regularly for someone who will commend their skills while also showing them how to develop the aspects of their performance that present the biggest challenges.
A Teacher Can Show You What Comes Next
One of the most important things a guitar teacher can do is show your child what they are capable of. Maybe your child has already picked up a couple chords from a family member and can sing a few of their favorite songs. That’s an amazing start, and for some of us it’s the final goal. But if your child has the drive to get their playing to that level on their own, imagine how thrilled they’d be to continue developing as a musician! A teacher can show your child the endless possibilities that the guitar has to offer.
Guitar Lessons Are Good For the Brain
Countless studies have shown the positive impact that learning music has on the human brain. These benefits are particularly notable in children. Studying guitar, piano, and other instruments engages parts of the brain related to speech, language, memory, and attention. Additionally, the practice strategies that a guitar teacher will impart on your child can be applied to studies in any subject. It’s not a coincidence that many students that excel in academic subjects have studied music at some point in their formative years.
Guitar Lessons Are Fun!
That’s right, guitar lessons are fun. A great guitar teacher will make lessons engaging and special for your child. Studying an instrument will also help develop your child’s appreciation for music, art, and the world around them. The gift of music is an incredibly special thing that your child will carry with them for a lifetime.
Looking for a guitar teacher?
If you’re interested in getting your child started with guitar lessons, this is the right place. If you want to get set up with our music teachers, contact us today! They can either come to your home to teach or can also provide online music lessons. Our virtual music lessons are taught by local music teachers who plan their lessons to suit your child.
By Bryan Dubrow