FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Q: Do I have to learn to read music?

A: Not necessarily.It depends upon your goals.I recommend that my students learn the language, but that can be done at any

point in our journey.


Q: I’m an adult with no prior musical experience,can I still learn?

A: Absolutely. No one is born playing an instrument. All players feel A LITTLE awkward at first, just don’t dwell on it!


Q: How do I know if I have any talent?

A: Let’s define talent. I believe that talent is the ability to recognize and appreciate creativity, whether it’s in yourself or someone else. Couple this with a desire to express your own ideas and you have started your journey.


Q:How often should I have a lesson?

A: Consistency is important. Once a week on a regular basis is a good place to start.


Q: How long should my lesson be?

A: I recommend an hour. It’s important to have time for review, questions, and of course, lots of playing.


Q: How often should I practice?

A: I’d say as often as you have the time and energy. PREFERABLY EVERY DAY. Your teacher should pace you according

to your progress and practice schedule, as well as give you short term goals for each week.but you’re going to have to do

some work.-UNDERSTOOD! Be prepared to make practicing a part of your daily schedule. The sooner after a lesson you

practice, the more information you will retain.


Q: I need to buy a guitar, how do I do that?

A: There are many types of guitars.The most popular are the electric guitar, the acoustic steel-string, and the acoustic nylon

string guitar. Each  of these guitars lends itself  to a certain style of music. The type of guitar you choose should be consistent

with your musical goals. The most important thing to realize is that the guitar does not have to be expensive. It just has to be

easy to play. That is something that a sales person can help you with when you are at a music store.


One more thing about guitars......

Just about all of them have adjustable necks. This means they can be made easier to play. Not knowing that, you may pass

up a great deal  because a guitar felt “too hard to play”. The place of purchase should offer the first guitar “set-up” (neck adjustment) for free. If you already have a guitar,treat yourself to some new strings  AND A NECK ADJUSTMENT.


Q: Are there other accessories I may need to buy so I can get started?

A: If you decide to get serious about playing and practicing, you might want to create an environment at home that will foster your creative spirit. All you need is the corner of a room and a few tools of the trade:


•A music stand (preferably a sturdy one)WITH A LIGHT.

•A guitar strap, to stabilize the guitar on your body

•A comfortable yet supportive practice chair with no arms. I use a drum throne, but any comfortable chair will do.

•Good lighting

•A metronome

•A guitar tuner

•A CD or music player with speakers, preferable a stereo

•Paper,pencils,and spare picks.