In Auckland guitar lessons are usually offered by the term, by multiple terms and in some cases guitar studios offer tuition at an annual rate. Prices vary also by the length of each lesson, with teachers offering half-hour and one-hour options. Beginners and children often take half-hour lessons usually at one lesson a week.
Our Guitar Lessons Auckland 2021 courses start at NZ$450 for a nine-week term of half-hour lessons. Many students enrol in multiple terms and can save up to NZ$450 a year when enrolling in a full 45-week course.
Learning to play an instrument is a long-term experience. Most experienced musicians say that we never stop learning throughout our lives. A young musician might study guitar thorough school years, then take a break, returning back to lessons in their early or mid-twenties. Adult learners also consider learning an instrument in later life as their priorities and goals change, children grow up and leave the family home, and music becomes an attractive recreational pastime.
Can I teach myself without a teacher?
Yes. While we recommend finding a qualified teacher from the very beginning, studying from books and videos can be very helpful at a certain stage in a musician's life. Most of us find that music is best when it is shared with others. Those others can be family members, teachers, or band members. Many musicians make music at home. It is an experience in bonding and maintaining durable relationships within a family. Guitar lessons with a teacher are often more systematic, with professional teachers offering structured, organised courses that have been tried and tested. Internationally-recognised courses from providers such as Rockschool, Trinity, Royal Schools of Music, Berklee College of Music and others ensure that your lessons remain on-track and act as a focus for both teacher and student to measure progress. Many instruments have low-learning curves (LLC), meaning that the first few months or longer can be frustrating because the music you play is very simple, or it takes time for your body to adjust to the technical skills of each instrument. Many of us are familiar with the beautiful scratching of beginner violinists going through LLC's. Bagpipe students routinely experience this frustration also. The guitar however does have beautiful music that you can play reasonably well in the first few months or so. Working with a teacher helps you get through the LLC's .
Can I learn in three months?
Learning to play a musical instrument is a lifelong activity. The good news is that on the guitar you can play some very cool music in a short time, with some conditions. First going to lessons is not enough. You need to play every day to improve your skills and get better. If you cannot commit to playing every day, you probably should wait until you can commit. Otherwise you can get frustrated at your slow rate of progress. Second you do need to be patient and remember there is no magic time when you suddenly say, 'I can play guitar'. The learning itself is simply a good thing to have in your life. So can you learn in three months? Yes. The quality of what you can play in three months is going to depend on you and how much time and effort you put into the process.
Are guitar lessons worth the money?
How long does it take to learn guitar?
From one second to one lifetime. and possibly longer if you believe in that sort of thing... Please remember to take the process seriously and have fun.
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...remember there is no magic time when you suddenly say, 'I can play guitar'. The learning itself is simply a good thing to have in your life.