THIS IS THE time of year when we have a lot of people interested in playing the guitar. We've had so much interest that we've hired another beginner guitar teacher and my lesson schedule is packed.
What usually happens is new students will take lessons for a month or two, then realize you have to practice too. Repetition is the only way to get better, and for a lot of people it's just too much.
Learning to play the guitar isn't hard. Having the patience and getting better slowly but surely is the hard part. Today's society puts a premium on instant success. Why travel the backroads and pay the price when you can go on a talent show, get judged by so-called experts and instantly rocket to fame? Well, probably not in Quincy but you know what I mean.
I've also picked up several students who used to play or are stuck at a certain level and can't seem to get better. Once they realize the importance of why things work the way they do, they get better in a hurry.
You are never too old to learn. Never. If you want to do it, you will. Pretty simple! We can make it way more fun to learn and you'll avoid bad habits. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and rock out to get better.