Friday, February 1, 2013

Teaching guitar and life

I GIVE GUITAR lessons at Second String Music. Our lessons have boomed and fellow teacher Jim Bier and I are having a blast.

Yesterday I had seven straight lessons from 3:30 to 6:30. The last lesson was with Wayne, a Six String Heroes graduate very good player who likes hanging out and jamming with us during Friday Happy Hour(s). After we got done, I collapsed and commented how tiring it was to do so many lessons in a row.

Then it hit me. This is what I do. It's not like the old life, where I arrived at the store worn out from a day of being newspaper guy. This. Is. What. I. Do.

And it rocks! Perspective, as always, is a good thing.

I have a lot of different students. I just picked up a gal about 14 who is a good player but just needs some confidence, so our sessions are more about going after it and believing in her ability. I have another older woman who gets frustrated because learning guitar doesn't just happen. We end up laughing as much as we play - it's good for the soul and it gets her to think of the possibilities, in time.

I have a great wife, three dogs and a cat, a thriving business, a roof over my head and I get to be a goofball on weekends with The Cheeseburgers.

Life is good.

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