Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my students and people that follow this blog. I say this every year, but this really is a great time of year to review your playing and set some aims for the year. 

I think I spread my focus too widely in 2015, so am planning to work on smaller goals this year. Some of my students what sort of goals they could set. Here are some examples:

– taking a grade exam
– joining a band or playing with others
– learning a new technique
-learning  particular song/solo
-developing a specific area of your playing e.g. rhythm guitar, improvising or bending…
-starting a new style
– regular practice
– spend less time focussing on gear and more time playing!

It will be different for everyone depending on their ability and long term aims. One thing we all share, we should probably practice more! I’ve definitely been guilty of quantity over quality in the past. Nowadays I opt for practising in 20 min chunks. I remember more this way and am more focussed. Sitting down to practice with clear goals is much more rewarding, but forces you to reflect upon what you really want from your guitar playing.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all fellow guitar players out there! I always find this time of year is a great time to take stock of progress and thrash out a new practice routine. Part of my teaching involves guiding students on how to practice effectively. A lot of musicians learn the hard way! Less can sometimes be more, and more often than not we find ourselves running over material we’re already comfortable with or rushing through new material. If you’re looking for guitar lessons in the Stroud (Gloucestershire) area I have limited spaces for 2014, so get in touch! Best of luck achieving your musical goals in 2014.

New Year Offer

New year offer

Guitars make great Xmas gifts, but it can be a little bit daunting knowing where to start if you’re a beginner. I’ve decided to extend my Xmas offer for the full month of January. Whether you’re a ┬ábeginner, intermediate or advanced player – my offer is 3 lessons for the price of 2 and designed to help kick start your guitar playing in 2013. I teach rock,blues and jazz and tailor my lessons to what you want to learn. Lessons take place in my music room at my home in Kings Stanley ( inbetween Stroud and Stonehouse).

For further info please call: 07922 159 574 or email at: stroudguitar@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your musical goals for 2013!

Andy