Yes. In order to get the most out of your lessons, you should have a guitar at home you can practice with. If you are a beginner, you should bring your guitar to your lessons so it can be properly tuned each week
You can shop online or go to local stores such as Art’s Music Store located here in Montgomery. We also recommend purchasing used-guitars when possible. We would be happy to consult and advise you on a guitar more specifically if you are considering purchasing. Give us a call at 334-676-1449.
This is a very important question! The number one question students have when considering guitar lessons. For children under the age of 12, the answer is YES(!), it is better to start on the acoustic. For ages 12 and up, it is recommended to also begin on the acoustic.
Everyone taking guitar lessons at MEOW Academy will learn traditional note reading. Teenagers will learn a combination of note-reading, chord chart reading, and guitar tablature. Learning chords is a difficult place to begin lessons because most children will find the fingers aren’t ready to just jump into chords. Learning note reading is a great way to get the fingers to develop strength and coordination, however there are other ways of learning note reading like guitar tablature. This is why we teach a combination of methods because what works for one child, will not always work for another.
It is very important to practice daily so that the techniques learned in a lesson are retained. Regular practice is more valuable than duration, especially at the beginning of taking lessons. Practice time will range based on the level of the student from 15 minutes to 3 hours a day. Our instructors will work with students to come up with and recommend a practice schedule for students.
Learn the Fundamentals of Guitar Playing
Lessons are customized to fit your learning style and musical interests but also includes the teaching the fundamentals. At MEOW Academy, our guitar lessons are typically taught using a traditional method using note reading.
We have found that by teaching these fundamentals around the style of music you enjoy most, you are more likely to get the most out of your lessons which means your child will practice and keep coming back!
For more advanced students, guitar lessons are a great forum for learning song-writing, music theory, and harmony – given that the guitar functions melodically and harmonically.