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Discover how you as an adult can learn how to play the guitar! Let go of excuses holding you back from your guitar dreams!

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An adult learning to play the guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter may seem to be an anomaly. Far too many people assume that if you haven’t learned to play a musical instrument as a child that you will never master it as an adult. You may wonder how it can be possible when we all know that brain plasticity changes as we grow older.

We forget however that some of the most talented people in different areas of life have only emerged in later life. This is often true of artists who have had to wait for life events to take place so that they can embrace their gifts. Claude Monet and Mary Delaney are only two that should instantly come to mind. The music world is no different, with talents like Andrea Bocelli and Susan Boyle being discovered long after the accepted age of discovery.

There are many reasons why it would never be too late to learn to play the guitar. The only real impediment to learning the guitar as an adult and more so as a mature adult would be the limitations you place upon yourself.

Your body replenishes its own cells and while it may be slower to do so than when you were younger, with adequate practice, you will be able to rewire your brain to do just that – play a musical instrument.

Motivation to succeed

The single greatest factor that will influence your success, is your own motivation. A desire to succeed will influence the outcome. If you are truly motivated and are prepared to practice, then there is no reason why you will not complete your lessons, able to play more than a simple childish tune. Of course, you could try self teaching but there are risks involved in that too. How will you know when you are making a mistake? An experienced teacher will prevent bad habits and errors from setting in before they even happen.

By breaking up the challenge into small parts, you will be able to overcome any difficulties that you face, especially when you first start to learn to play the guitar. Every adult learner will have a reason why they have decided to embark upon guitar tuition. It may be a lifelong desire or a decision to open doors to improve their social life. Because there are reasons behind an adult student deciding to take lessons, the motivation is usually well grounded.

Getting your head and fingers around it

It may be a challenge getting into the mindset as an adult learner, but it is in fact a greater worry to many adult guitar students that their fingers will not perform to order. Just like anything else, your fingers can be trained and in the same way that any other manual skill is about practice and coordination, so is learning to play the guitar. With plenty of practice your finger movements will become natural.

Overcoming frustration

There are so many different genres of music out there that frustration should become a thing of the past. A guitar student can choose music to practice that is within their skill base from almost any genre. By having a personal interest or like for the music, the motivation to practice is increased and naturally your skill will be perfected faster.

Realistic expectations

No one is going to become a music superstar overnight. If you compare your skills to those that have been playing for thirty years after three weeks of practice, then you’re going to be disappointed. Rather monitor your progress as you’re able to play tunes that are more and more complex over time. Its OK to set goals, but be realistic taking into consideration the amount of lessons you can attend weekly as well as your own practice schedule.

The best advice is to start slow and solid and then to add more time as you become a better guitarist.

Steady wins the race!

Investing in yourself

You need to be willing to invest in yourself and your guitar education and that is exactly why you need to study with a dedicated guitar center for adults such as the London Guitar Institute.

By investing in your own guitar education you give yourself the best chance of succeed as an adult wanting to learn the guitar.

Learning the guitar well requires tremendous patience, discipline and practice.

With a great guitar teacher, you can make that journey a lot more enjoyable and you will definitely get there quicker!

Never too old

As the saying goes – it is never too late to have a happy childhood. You can learn to play guitar whether you are eight or eighty. What stands between you and that impressive guitar solo is yourself. Learning music theory will be much easier too because absorbing applicable knowledge on an everyday basis is a skill that adults use every single day.

Since you already know what kind of music you like as well as the time, money and effort you have available, getting into your guitar routine should not be all that difficult.

If you are ready to get started on your journey to guitar success – give us a shout here!

In this video, Stefan Joubert debunks the myth that adults cannot learn how to play the guitar properly.

The facts are that with great guitar education, a solid practice schedule and hard work, you can achieve all that you set out to achieve with the instrument!

It is however, vital to take top-notch guitar instruction with a solid mentor who can help you become the guitarist that you’ve always want to be!

Make your boldest dreams come true and take that leap of faith to achieve your highest goals!

Remember, you are a miracle – one in a million and you have all the potential within to become who YOU want to be!

As long as you follow a proven guitar lesson strategy and take guitar lessons with an outstanding instructor, you will get there!

Faith and action go hand in hand. If you take action, get started then it will only be a matter of time before you excel at playing the guitar!

Helpful tips

Booking guitar lessons in Mayfair doesn’t automatically mean that you are going to turn into Frank Gambale. (However with enough dedication, belief and enthusiasm you just might!)

Some people pick up the guitar and learn really fast but for others, it can take a lot of time and effort. In fact, learning the guitar to a high standard can be a really long process however it is certainly worth it in the end.

So, you have your guitar lessons in London West One booked and you are all set to embark on an exciting and rewarding hobby. The key to learning the guitar is to get the most from your guitar lessons and we have some great tips to ensure that you boost your progress as much as possible.

Quality Is Better Than Quantity

The main thing about taking guitar lessons in Mayfair is that you don’t focus on the amount of lessons you get rather it is the quality of the teaching.

This also goes for practicing in your own time. 3 hours of focused practicing a week with no distractions is far better than 10 hours of unfocused learning when you are trying to do two things at once. Similarly, 3 quality lessons are better than 10 lessons where you aren’t attentive.

Ditch your phone and turn the TV off and focus solely on practicing the guitar – you’ll be amazed how much better you will get without anything to distract you.

Set Out What You Want To Accomplish

Rather than turning up to your guitar lessons in Mayfair thinking that the guitar teacher will do everything for you, come with some things that you want to work on.

The advantage of having a guitar tutor in W1 is that you have access to expert help who can point you in the right direction of how to improve. The key to getting the most out of your guitar lessons is to also come prepared with specific things you want to work on.

Obviously keep this in reason however by thinking about what you want to achieve from the lesson and communicating this to your tutor will leave you far more satisfied with the end result.

Keep A Practice Log

Even though you have invested in guitar lessons in Mayfair W1 you still need to do some self-practice. Remember when we mentioned above about quality being better than quantity well that is true but also keep a practice log.
Jot down things that you found difficult when playing the guitar on your own. You find out far more about your level of ability when you don’t have an experienced guitar tutor there to guide you.

This is a good idea because it ties in with our second point – let you guitar teacher in Mayfair know what you are having trouble with.

Even if you have mastered the basics of the guitar you will probably still need lessons to take you to the next level.
The key to learning the guitar is not only to practice on your own but take some action to make your lessons worthwhile. Learning this instrument can be tricky and a lot of people give up but with quality lessons, self-study and commitment there is no reason you can’t succeed.

Rock Guitar Player

So you can play the chords and you have a good understanding of the basics of playing the guitar.

Fantastic!

The problem is that when many people learn the fundamentals they think that they don’t need guitar lessons in Mayfair anymore. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The reality is that most people aren’t as good at the guitar as the think they are. While you may be able to impress your family and friends with your new found skills, what about other people?

What do you do when you get frustrated with your development?

We want to show you why you still need guitar lessons in SW1 even if you have the basics covered.

Sustain Your Progress

The worst thing you can do once you get the essentials of learning the guitar nailed down is to think that you have suddenly transformed into Scott Henderson. The reality is that you haven’t.
You can always get better. The reason for persisting with a guitar tutor in Mayfair is to not only move to a more advanced level but to also sustain the progress that you have made.
Simply giving up your lessons once you can play a simple song on the guitar means that you will just need to start all over again when you have forgotten everything.

Specialise In One Genre

The beauty of the guitar is that there are so many different styles and genres.

From acoustic to punk and all the way to blues, there are so many styles that you can choose. Maybe you want to be a bit of an all-rounder or maybe you want to focus yourself on one type of music?
Continuing with your guitar lessons in Mayfair W1 means that you can take your knowledge and skills to the next level and really start to master one particular style of guitar music.

The Guitar Can Be Incredibly Frustrating

Even though you have got some valuable help and advice from a guitar teacher in Mayfair the instrument is still incredibly frustrating at times.

You will want to give up and you will want to smash your instrument against the wall but all this frustration can be reduced by continuing with your guitar lessons.

As a learner you might have come on leaps and bounds however simply giving up your lessons will see your progress either halted or reversed. A guitar tutor can help you sustain your current level and allow you to move onto the next stage.

Remember that you don’t know it all.

There is a major difference between playing some chords on your own and actually being able to play the guitar properly. With regular guitar lessons in Mayfair and an experienced teacher there for support, you will be able to take your skills to another level.

Even if you didn’t pick up a guitar until you were 60 it is never too late to learn and by continuing with your guitar lessons you can go as far as you want.

Never Give Up

Retired and looking for a new hobby?

Maybe you need something to take your mind off work?

The great thing about learning the guitar is that you are never too old to start. While everyday life sometimes takes over, having a hobby that you can set out objectives and work towards is a fantastic way to use your spare time in a productive way.

It is also a great stress reliever.

People often think that taking guitar lessons in Mayfair is something they should have done 20 years ago. While many guitarists do start in their younger years the reality is that no-one is too old to begin learning with a guitar teacher.

Everyone Can Learn The Guitar

“I’m not talented” is a common phrase you hear when it comes to guitar lessons. Sure, having natural musical talent does help but it is not the be all and end all of learning the guitar.

You can learn how to play the guitar in a systematic way. No-one expects you just to pick up the instrument and start blaring out ‘All Along The Watchtower’ by Jimi Hendrix – if you can then there is no need for you to look for a guitar instructor in Mayfair – however with hard work you can master the basics and go from there.

If you have fingers, hands and a desire to learn then there is no reason you can’t start making music on your guitar.

You Don’t Need Prior Experience

So you might have tried to play a Guns N’ Roses song on someone’s guitar at a party back in your university days and it didn’t quite go to plan. Don’t worry because you don’t need any prior experience to take guitar lessons in Mayfair.

The great thing about taking guitar lessons is that you can go at your own pace and the lessons are planned around your learning speed and experience. If you have no experience then no problem – lessons are designed to get you acquainted with the fundamentals. If you do have some prior experience then the lessons are structured to hone your existing skills.

Guitar lessons in W1 are flexible and designed personally for your ability.

Getting The Most Out Of Guitar Lessons in Mayfair

One thing that you do need to get the best experience from your guitar lessons is the desire to not only learn but improve as well.

If you get the basics of playing the guitar such as chords, different styles of guitar music etc… then you can progress your skills. There is no need to have any extraordinary or natural talent to succeed – in fact, we cover 5 myths of learning to play the guitar – you just need a keen and focused mind.

Still, think you have missed the chance to pick up the guitar?

Why not take a guitar lesson in Mayfair and see for yourself that you are never too old to develop a skill that not only impresses people but can be a lot of fun as well.

 

 

 

Adult Guitarist

In my private teaching, I often come across many adults who are simply passionate about learning how to play the guitar.

Despite the fact that they have to work long hours in stressful and demanding jobs, passionate adult guitar students always find a way to practice.

This is one of the reasons why I love teaching adults.

Adults make a tremendous effort and spent an enormous amount of energy on a weekly basis to master and practice their instrument.

The most incredible thing is, adults who play the guitar for their pleasure can often with enough practice (eventually) become professional guitarists.

It might take longer due to the limited amount of practice time that is available, but with dedication and persistence some adult learners do become professional!

So I would like to encourage you – if you are learning the guitar as an adult, to persevere and persist with your practice.

Your payback time is coming…

Yes, it may be a few years before you can achieve the sound and quality of playing that you hope to achieve, but it is well with the journey.

I would also like to encourage you to work alongside a guitar mentor/teacher who genuinely cares about your progress.

I have the greatest respect for you if you study the guitar whilst maintaining a demanding and successful career.

It goes to show that absolutely anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

May your efforts be well rewarded!

 

Discover why getting started is essential to becoming a successful guitarist. Learn how to let go of fears and make your musical dreams come true!

Get started and run

Life happens to all of us…

We all experience a fast pace, way-too-busy form of existence, ESPECIALLY if we live in London, Tokyo or NYC!

The secret is not to let that phase you!

You need to take control of things that matter to you.

Things like seriously improving your guitar playing.

Every day that goes by without you practising and developing your musicality, is simply another wasted day.

Being passionate is VERY very important and that is why you have to get started today and FINALLY become the guitarist that you deserve to be!

You really do not want 5 years to pass and STILL NOT being able to express yourself properly on this beautiful instrument. Time goes very quickly… quicker than you can imagine and that is why you need an action plan today!

You do not want to be that person in 5 years…

This short message is for you to start taking your guitar playing and musicality seriously.

Get great lessons, spend time and invest into becoming the guitarist you deserve to be.

Do WHATEVER it takes, but don’t stay where you are…. YOU are better than that!

Yes, at times it will be painful…. at times it will hurt when you try to play faster and fail… BUT if you keep on knocking the door to success will eventually open.

Whatever your musical dreams – you can achieve them by taking charge and changing your life for good!

Now go out and just do it!

Get started with your guitar lessons today!