If you’re just starting out playing guitar then you will want to find the best acoustic guitar lessons for beginners – assuming you want to play acoustic guitar of course.
The first question you need to ask is whether you want to do online lessons or in person lessons.
Online or In-Person Lessons?
There are advantages to both.
Online lessons work out a lot cheaper, you can go over each video lesson as many times as you want and you can do it all from wherever you have an internet connection.
In-person lessons can be more tailored to your specific needs, especially if you are taking one-on-one lessons. You also get the advantage of instant feedback to be able to make real time corrections to what you are playing.
Then there’s the social aspect. Some people like the interaction you get with an in-person lesson, whilst others prefer the convenience and privacy of being anonymous.
Check out the link below for a more detailed discussion on the pros and cons of online and in person lessons.
Finding In-Person Lessons
The best way to find the best beginner lessons, when it comes to in-person lessons, is having a recommendation from a friend who knows what they are talking about when it comes to guitar.
Unfortunately most of us don’t get these recommendations.
The other way to find quality lessons is by finding lessons from an instructor that has received reviews and that way you can see what others think.
Beyond finding a quality teacher, you will also need to travel to make in-person lessons (unless you can find a teacher that comes to you – which of course these exist too).
If you are going to travel then make sure to find something close by. It’s too easy to find the excuse to cancel a lesson if it’s a big effort to get to the lesson in the first place – and it makes it more likely that you’ll be late.
You want to be consistent with your lessons – so having a lesson around once per week on average is important – so make sure they are lessons that you can make.
You want to find the best lessons but you probably don’t want to pay too much for them either. So you want to strike a good balance between cost and quality of lessons.
Finding Online Lessons
There are plenty of online lessons you can find these days.
There are websites that offer free lessons and those that have paid subscriptions. Though even the paid versions are quite affordable. This is definitely the cheaper option and often beginners don’t want to invest too much – in case guitar isn’t something they end up sticking with.
Go at your own pace
The other advantage of online lessons is that you can watch lessons as many times as you want and go through the lessons as quickly or as slowly as you like.
It is great for a beginner to be able replay the video lessons over and over until they understand what is going on.
You can do the lessons wherever you have an internet connection – no excuses for not making your lesson!
What are the Best Online Lessons for Beginners
There might be others that are better for more advanced players but I consider these two the best for beginners.
Check out the post at the following link to see a more thorough discussion on the best beginner online lessons.
Thanks for reading
The best beginner guitar lessons for you depends firstly on whether in person or online lessons are your best option.
For some it will be online and for others it will be in-person – which one is right for you will depend on a number of factors including your personality, your location and other personal circumstances.
If you go with online I recommend either GuitarTricks or Jamorama. You can check out my full reviews of those two at the links below.