"CHMA has helped me become a more versatile guitar player. They have helped significantly improve my skills as well as my feel for the music I’m playing."
Emmett G. (Clarendon Hills)
The Secrets to Guitar Lessons That Engage & Inspire
1. BRINGING TOGETHER FUN, CREATIVITY, AND SKILL-BUILDING!
A “traditional” guitar teacher may think that all work and no play is the best approach, but this makes for a drained-out, bored guitar student. A contemporary music academy understands that the study of music is an enjoyable and enriching process, which is why it’s essential to integrate activities like recording, improvisation, and songwriting into lessons.
2. GOING BEYOND THE GUITAR LESSON
In a lot of “traditional” music lesson studios, the student’s musical progress doesn’t go very far beyond the weekly guitar lesson. This approach eventually stunts growth and only allows for a short-term interest in the music lessons. A high-level guitar teacher designs a lesson experience that surpasses the ordinary music lesson by creating long-term goals and projects for the student to achieve, such as creating an album or mastering a set of skills to impress family and friends.
3. ENGAGING & PERSONABLE GUITAR TEACHERS
A dull and uninteresting guitar instructor with no passion is incapable of igniting musical passion and creativity in their students. A quality guitar instructor knows how to demonstrate the exciting, thrilling, and uplifting quality that learning an instrument can have, and makes their students just as compelled to thrive!
4. A GUITAR LESSON MUST BE ABOUT THE STUDENT’S LOVE OF MUSIC!
Often, the reason a student decides to drop guitar lessons is that they aren’t “in love” with the music they’re playing. A highly effective guitar teacher allows the student to learn and play music that revs their musical engine, using music from their iPod or learning longtime favorites.
5. AN EXCITING, RESULTS-DRIVEN GUITAR LESSON
A “traditional,” everyday guitar instructor will often teach out of one guitar method book and claim it as their own. Contrary to this approach, a contemporary music teacher strategically creates a musical experience that provides a sense of purpose and strives for measurable results in students.
6. INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
A vital element of teaching music nowadays is technology. A high-level contemporary music academy knows how to use it to their best potential. Whether it be producing professional recordings or implementing online resources, technology is used to amplify the musical adventure.
When pursuing a musical instrument, only so much growth is possible without inspiration. A high-level guitar teacher knows that they must not only educate but inspire and illuminate. A teacher who is always looking to encourage and cultivate their own musical path is one who will allow their students to do the same.
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