Q: What age is a good age to start?
A: I have taught age 4 to 70 year olds, so it is never a bad time to begin. Attention span is the main determining factor for a successful young starting student. Interest, experience, exposure, and ability can also be actors here, but many are ready at 7. After a month, we are usually able to see if continuing lessons is best or if waiting might benefit a student.
Q: What do students need to begin taking lessons?
A: A guitar that is easily playable and tunable that will be available to take to each lesson and to practice with at home each day, and some guitar picks.
Q: What do students need to bring to their first lesson?
A: Their guitar, a guitar pick to play with, and a folder to collect handouts.
Q: Should my child take piano first or piano also?
A: Not necessarily, but my wife does teach piano students, and you can contact me about that.
Q: I have both acoustic and an electric guitars, which should I bring to my lesson?
A: Either is fine; if students will be working on a song that is acoustic or electric specific, I will let them know in advance which to bring.