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Stay movitated

Learning to play the guitar can seem like a luxury, indeed it is, and like most of life’s luxuries, when life becomes busy they fall by the wayside and can often be forgotten.

During your guitar lessons in London with me, I’ll make sure you learn techniques that help you hone your skills and develop your guitar playing quickly. (My methodologies are truly world-class and I guarantee that you will make rapid progress if you apply yourself and practice wholeheartedly)

I’ll also show you ways which make it easy for you to reach the next stages, it’s my desire to ensure you become the fantastic guitar player you always wanted to be.

Motivation, for any task can wane though, especially if you have a full time job and a family. This is why some guitar lesson students need techniques for staying motivated.

Some guitar players can also hit a stumbling block, just like with any activity or hobby.

You could reach a certain stage and feel like you’ve plateaued, when in reality, just a few thousands of hours more of practice could see you playing like Jimmy Hendrix!

Here are some pertinent tips for staying motivated to ensure you carry on playing the guitar and practicing to become what you wanted to be when you first contacted me: A great guitar player.

See Practice as Me Time

In our busy lives we often forget to stop and smell the roses. Music is incredible for awakening our senses and making us realise the world around us in real time. It’s used to motivate, inspire, relax and rejuvenate, and that’s just by listening to it. Playing music can help you unwind and can release your mind from the troubles of the day. See your practice as an indulgence.

See it as high quality ‘Me Time’!

It’s time for you, no one else.

You deserve that relaxation and you deserve to excel. Make time for you in your busy schedule and enjoy all the mental benefits that playing the guitar will bring!

Set Some Targets

Setting targets can help you carry on when you feel like you’ve reached a plateau.

The key is setting realistic AND ‘faith’ targets.

Have MASSIVE goals and work very hard towards them.

A realistic target could be: “I want to learn all the major, minor, diminished and augmented chords on string group 135 and 246 this year!”.

A faith based target could be: “I want to play semi-quavers at 155 BPM this year!”

The realistic will generally be met, the faith based target will usually be missed, but by having that target in mind you will then achieve that in the next year or years to come!

So DREAM and go big and bold, but also have some realistic goals on your musical plate!

Think Investment not Cost

The world’s most successful individuals achieved success by generally not caring about the price that they need to pay, but rather the return.

Think of your guitar lessons as an investment.

Thinking and comparing price per hour is ridiculous.

The right frame of mind is the following: “Who is going to provide me with the highest quality guitar tuition and where will I get the fastest results!”

Forget about the cost and focus on the RESULT.

Paying for cheap guitar lessons will generally result in a poor guitar education.

Paying quality means (generally) that you will receive quality.

So make sure you get high-quality guitar lessons to give you the best odds of achieving your musical goals!

Your GpracticeProgressScore will increase:

GpracticeProgressScore = ((time spend with instrument * methodology of pratice)+(mindset*qualityofinput))/100

So by having a fantastic teacher you will get there so much quicker and be inspired to practice harder and smarter!

The time you spend with the guitar is up to you!

The methodology will come largely from your teacher/mentor.

Your mindset will come from a variety of sources. (Your teacher and others… try Tony Robbins – highly recommended!)

Quality of input – this is where you get your education. (Directly related to your teacher)

2017

It’s a New Year and there is a whole new wonderful adventure in store for your guitar journey in 2017!

The biggest issue facing most of us at the start of the year is how to stick to our New Year’s resolutions!

So what is the answer to achieve the all-too-elusive goals of your New Year’s resolutions?

In my opinion the secret lies in two things!

Firstly, your mindset is the most important.

If you believe you can achieve, then you will EVENTUALLY achieve your goals!

You see the man or woman who believes that can will make it!

So you need to have a very positive can-do attitude when it comes to your guitar playing and guitar development!

If you struggle with your thoughts, why not listen to some of Tony Robbins? (https://www.tonyrobbins.com/)

He is awesome and will help you with all your goals – musical and otherwise!

So sort out your mindset and you will go really really far!

The second secret is great education!

It does not matter what you want to achieve in 2017! Whatever you want, you can get!

BUT get the best education that money can buy! Invest in high-quality education and you will get to your destination SO MUCH QUICKER!

Education is the answer!

Learning to play the guitar properly is an arduous task. You need a great mentor who can coach and guide you to become the guitarist you have always wanted to be!

Don’t waste ANY time in 2017, get the best education now and become the guitarist you have always wanted to be!

Select an instructor who will suit you and make sure he or her is very good at what they do!

Follow their advice whole heartedly and practice daily!

Time will take care of the rest and you WILL achieve your musical goals for 2017!

Have a fantastic year ahead!

Lady playing the guitar

When starting from scratch with guitar lessons in London, you may believe that the only songs you can play quickly are those of the nursery rhyme variety. In fact, guitar tuition has come a long way since many learned the first chords in a noisy lesson in primary school and you can expect to play some contemporary tunes that will impress your peers within hours.

You only need to learn the first three chords in order to strum some popular songs that will have everyone singing along. Here is a small selection of just some of the iconic tunes you could play after you’ve enjoyed just one or two lessons with guitar lessons London, Mayfair.

Using just the E, A and D Chords, moving up to the minor chords of the same, so including A minor, E minor and D minor.

Elvis Presley

Elvis

  • That’s Alright Mama
  • Hound Dog

Elvis’ songs are still very popular today. They’re timeless and as soon as you play one, anyone within an immediate vicinity will recognise the tune.

  • Pulp- Common People
  • OMC- How Bizarre
  • Dire Straits – Walk of Life
  • Bob Marley- Three Little Birds
  • Blondie – Tide is High
  • The Mavericks – Dance the Night Away
  • Kasey Musgraves – Blowing Smoke
  • The Artic Monkeys 505
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Mick Jagger

Stefan Joubert teaching guitar in London

If there is a particular song you’d like to play, a song that means something to you or a loved one, tell me. We can make that our target as you learn how to become an expert guitar player through our one to one lessons in Mayfair.

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!