I can teach you to play guitar.
Regardless of what genres of music you like to play, or what your musical aspirations are, I can help you get started with effective guitar lessons that will help you achieve your goals. While I will be instructing you in some theory (the technical aspects of music) so that you can understand your favorite songs in more detail, my primary goal is to get you actually playing the guitar right away. Let’s get started!
Rates for Guitar Lessons
- $20 / half-hour lesson
- $30 / 45-minute lesson
- $40 / hour lesson
Benefits of Studying and Listening to Music
You already want to learn to play guitar, but if you’re still not sure if lessons are worth it, just check out this interesting and informative scientific data. This is not an exhaustive list of the benefits, but it’s enough to get you started.
Playing an instrument makes you smarter.
Einstein once said: “Life without playing music is inconceivable to me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music… I get most joy in life out of music”. And as it turns out, Einstein was onto something: many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success, in both children and adults. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills, which are essential for maths and science.ClassicFM (https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/reasons-to-play-a-musical-instrument/)
Music improves memory.
Music and musical training have also been shown to protect the aging brain and keep it healthy.
University of Kansas Medical Center researchers conducted an experiment where they divided 70 healthy adults, ages 60 to 83, into three groups based on their amount of musical experience: no musical training, one to nine years of music lessons and at least 10 years of musical study.
The participants, who had similar fitness and education levels and were free of Alzheimer’s disease, were given several cognitive tests:
Those with the greatest amount of musical experience did best on these tests of mental acuity, followed by those with less musical study followed by those who never took music lessons.
Compared to non-musicians, the individuals with a high degree of musical experience had much higher scores on the cognitive tests, including those related to visual and spacial memory, naming objects and the brain’s ability to adapt to new information
The really cool part? The benefits of musical study and training were still apparent even in participants who no longer played an instrument.Science of People (https://www.scienceofpeople.com/benefits-music/)
Learning an instrument builds confidence.
Playing an instrument helps you get comfortable with self-expression. As children begin to master their instrument, they will probably end up playing to a few audiences, starting with their music teacher or parents, and branching out to groups of other pupils and concert audiences. Playing in public can help children feel confident in presenting their work in a non-academic context.ClassicFM (https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/reasons-to-play-a-musical-instrument/)
Learning an instrument cultivates creativity
At its core, music is art. Music is a language, and the more “words” you learn the more you will be able to say. You will soon find yourself wanting to apply the information you’ve learned to create music of your own and express your own voice. Music is not just about knowing how to play specific songs, it is about expressing emotion through sound. Whether it is just playing your own version of a song, or creating an entirely new one, learning how to play an instrument enables you to use your creativity to say something original.PianoPower (https://pianopower.org/16-benefits-of-playing-an-instrument/)