Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most popular questions we get asked. If you have a question about a topic that hasn't been covered here then please get in touch using the form below. We will do our upmost to answer all questions within 24-48 hours.

How often should I practice?

Practice is the most important part of lerning guitar. You should try and dedicate as much of your spare time as you can everyday to achieve your goals. Set realistic targets and try to put in at least half an hour per day. 

What age can my children start learning from?

I normally start teaching children at the age of 5 or 6. A lot of practice is needed to learn how to play an instrument, and chilodren under this age struggle to commit the time and dedication that's required. 

Are there any guitar examinations I can take?

Yes! They are run by the LCM (London College Of Music) They are internationally recognised, and the most constructed way of learning guitar I have found as a tutor. You can sit exams in Acoustic, Bass, Classical, Electric, Rock and Jazz guitar. 

How many lessons should I have per week?

You should have no more than one lesson per week. 30 minutes or an hour is more than enough as long as you practice the material given in a structured way. Practice is the most essential part of guitar playing, Without it you will not progress. 

How often should I change my strings?

The more you play your guitar, the more often you'll need to replace your strings. I change my strings every six to eight weeks and I play for around four to five hours per day on various guitars.You probably won't notice the difference until you change them, strings normally loose thier tone together so you'll be under the impression they sound ok. I'ts not until a student snaps a string and replaces one that they notice the difference. 

Am I too old to start to learn?

You're never too old to start learning how to play a musical instrument. I currently have a couple of students in their 70's. The oldest person I have taught was 83!

Why should I buy a guitar from Guitar School if I've found it £10 cheaper online?

The majority of guitars sold on the internet have come streight off the factory line and sometimes never even touched human hands. All our guitars are set up to a prefessional standard by our guitar technician to achieve maximum playing ability saving you a further £30-£50 So the real answer is we're a lot cheaper than the internet! 

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