Almost everyone has been moved by music. The emotional response to hearing music can be profound; whatever type of music it might come from. Being able to actually play music is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give yourself or your children.
Learning music can have a wide range of benefits in ways you might not think of straight away! Playing a musical instrument like guitar involves many different parts of the brain and develops ability in creativity, logical thinking, language, maths team-skills!
Did you know that we use the same part of the brain for music as foreign languages?
Giving your child music lessons alongside their school subjects will reinforce and support their abilities across the board, and at the same time provide a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
Developing a skill like music and being able to see consistent improvement in one’s self is brilliant for building self-esteem. Performing in front of others helps with self-image and confidence in other skills like public speaking. Seeing the effort put into practice being rewarded by musical progress is valuable in developing commitment and dedication over a period of time.
It’s never too late! I currently teach guitar to many adults and retired people who have always dreamed of playing. Often their progress is quicker than with children as they have a more mature approach to practice and learning. Sometimes, adults don’t want to learn because they feel their taste in music is dated. However, the ‘classics’ are often the most immediately playable pieces to learn on guitar.
Players can often get stuck in a rut when musical development has plateaued. I can help by getting you to think differently about your instrument and provide new ideas to get you excited about music again!