Frequently Asked Questions
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Do You Recommend A Beginning Guitar Student Start On An Acoustic Guitar Before Electric?
No, not necessarily. Beginning guitar students usually lean towards acoustic only because it is smaller investment (no amplifier, chords, to buy, etc.) It has nothing to do with how easy or hard one is versus the other. If a student is unsure whether or not playing the guitar is something they truly want to do, then it might be wise to start with an inexpensive acoustic guitar before investing more money into all the accessories of an electric. But if the student is truly interested and wants an electric, then get an electric!
Is Bass Eaiser To Play Than Guitar?
Depends on what song you are playing. Guitar and bass are two similar but different instruments, and one instrument is not necessarily easier than the other.
What Styles Of Music Do You Teach?
I don't focus on any style(s) of music. What makes different styles of music (i.e rock, country, jazz, classical, funk, reggae, heavy metal, etc.) is just the same music theory being applied differently. I will teach my students the music theory that makes all these different styles of music, then it is up to the student which style of music they want to apply it towards.
Music Theory? Does That Mean Learning To Read Sheet-music?
No. Sheet music reading, and music theory are two different/unrelated subjects, like Math & History. You don't have to know one to learn the other. I can teach both music theory and sheet music-reading, depending on what the student desires to learn.
What Are Your Lesson Rates, Times, Etc.?
For all questions about rates, times, instructors, etc. visit our "Music Lessons" page.
Is My Child Old Enough To Start Guitar Lessons?
There is no "magic age" in which a child is ready or is not ready to start guitar lessons. However, the child does need to be old enough to know how to read. Otherwise, they would not be able to read their assignment(s) for practicing at home.
How Do I Schedule A Lesson?
Contact us on our toll-free number or though the "Contact Us" page here on our website and we will tell you how to get in touch with the instructor.
Do I Have To Schedule My Lesson Every Week?
No. Once you have scheduled a weekly time slot, that is your time slot every week. You will only need to contact the instructor if you are need to miss or reschedule your weekly lesson.
What If I Have To Miss A Scheduled Lesson?
According to my student policy, if a student must miss a lesson, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor (not the store) at least one day prior to the scheduled day of the lesson or else the student must pay for the missed lesson.
Can I Have My Lesson At The Same Time As Somebody Else, Like A Class?
No. The lessons plans are not organized in that fashion. The lesson plans are organized for private one-on-one lessons. Secondly, the lesson studio does not have enough room or equipment for a second student.
Do I Need My Own Instrument Before I Can Start Lessons?
Yes. The student must furnish their own instrument to be used during the lesson. Several have asked if they could possibly take a few lessons before purchasing their first instrument to see whether or not they are going to enjoy it, and now The Music Store has a monthly rental/purchase program for those not wanting to buy right away. This enables the student to have their own instrument for home practice for a small monthly fee that can be returned at any time if music lessons donít work out for you. Without practice, the student will never be prepared for their next lesson. It is imperative that the student be able to practice on their own time from one lesson to the next if any success is to be achieved.
Will Guitar Hero Help Improve My Guitar Playing Skills?
No. Like most video games, Guitar Hero is for entertainment purposes only. It won't make you a better guitar player in real life any more than playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour will improve your golf swing.