Music plays an important role in all of our day to day lives. Learning an instrument is an exciting and fun opportunity for everyone, no matter the age. For a child, learning an instrument can be an enjoyable and empowering activity. It provides a creative outlet and a stimulating activity. But where do you start? How do you break into the world of guitar playing? Lessons in Your Home can connect you to guitar teachers in Orlando that are here to help your child on their journey!
Introducing the Guitar
As a teacher, I’ve spoken with many parents about their child’s journey with the guitar. A very common reason for Orlando guitar lessons is, “my child spends too much time in front of a screen”. This is a valid concern in this day and age. Although the guitar is a great activity for children and young adults, it deserves a better introduction than a distraction from screens. When introduced is this manner the guitar becomes a subpar alternative to the activity your child would rather be doing.
The guitar is a wonderful opportunity and when treated as such will often be met with more acceptance. Here are some helpful alternatives to get your child excited about playing the guitar. Try showing your child videos and clips of some of your favorite artists. Point out guitar parts you love and you think they will enjoy. This not only gets them excited about learning, but it helps them see your support for learning the instrument. Alternatively, introduce the guitar as an exciting new opportunity. Let them help pick out their first guitar. This way they will feel a connection to the instrument right off the bat!
Buying the First Guitar
Every guitarist remembers their first guitar. It is a special moment in every young musician’s life. It represents the first tangible step on your journey through music. For parents of aspiring musicians, the task of picking out a new guitar can be daunting. There are thousands of options out there. The first two priorities are that your child is happy with the new instrument and that you are comfortable with it’s price. They’re are a multitude of affordable beginner guitars out there, but where to look? Try checking out local buy, sell, & trade groups online. There are plenty of musicians looking to unload old gear. Other websites than are specifically for selling instruments will also have a used section. If you don’t wish to buy a used instrument then there are also plenty of affordable new models. The most important factor when purchasing a guitar you aren’t able to test out first will be the reviews. Take a look and see what other people have to say about it. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your child enjoys it, but getting honest opinions from other guitarists never hurts.
Beginning to Play
Now we get to the best part, playing the instrument! The guitar can be an intimidating instrument to start. There are quite a number of frets (spaces to play notes) along the fretboard and the idea of learning chords can be quite daunting. That’s where we come in! Lessons in Your Home provides the unique opportunity to have a trained professional teach your loved ones in the comfort of your own home or via online lessons! With the ability to work one on one, we can ensure that your student will get the attention and assistance they need while learning the guitar. We have a wide variety of teachers to ensure we find one that fits your specific needs.
Why It’s All Worth It
Speaking from personal experience and from witnessing the journey of many other musicians, the guitar is a wonderful experience in anyone’s life. This is especially true for the developmental stages in a child’s life. It is a great tool to develop and improve cognitive functions. Playing the guitar can be an enriching experience in so many ways, but most importantly it can be emotionally empowering. The feeling of mastering a new song or learning a new scale sets up goals and rewards that children can accomplish on their own. They can feel a sense of pride in their musical work. Our teachers are of course there to help them at every turn. Being able to perform for a group of peers or even just play for one’s own enjoyment is a confidence booster for all ages. It can improve confidence and overall attitudes in other areas of a student’s life.
If you are considering guitar lessons for a loved one or even have questions contact us today! All of our instructors are thoroughly vetted, professional, and passionate. 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 Wilson Taylor