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For years, the guitar has been the foundation instrument for both old and contemporary music. So it comes as no surprise that so many aspiring music students want to learn the guitar. Playing the guitar is open to both beginners and intermediate players with years of experience, and with such a diverse and unique range of styles to master, there’s really no excuse to not diversify your guitar playing and overall musical ability with private lessons!
So you want to improve your guitar playing and have decided on getting private lessons - thankfully, you’ve already made the first step by coming to this decision! From this point, it might be a little confusing about where to go and who to contact. Granted, local notice boards within Melbourne or VIC may provide you with traditional means of getting private guitar lessons. However, in today’s modern age, the most effective way of securing a guitar teacher who gives you the best teaching experience is through online tutoring services such as SuperProf Australia. Tutors listed on SuperProf Australia are adamant on providing you with the right musical theory and practical learning methods to suit whatever playing styles you intend to learn or improve upon.
Your music aspirations and goals are paramount to your guitar teacher’s lesson plan and will provide them with context and knowledge going forward as time goes by. For instance, you may be interested in focusing on one more musical styles such as classical, rock, jazz or pop. Conversely, you might want to dedicate more of your time to the acoustic guitar, electric guitar or bass guitar.
Do you have an interest in recording your own songs in a studio? Perhaps you’d like to spend some to perfecting your live performance skills? Whatever your intentions, all of these preferences will play into account when deciding on who you’d like to guide you through your private guitar lessons.
Additionally, how well you can play the guitar (that is, your skill level) will affect the way your guitar teacher conducts each lesson. A beginner student might want to go through some of the more basic learning methods - such as simple open or bar chords or getting familiar with major/minor scales... Having these basics covered will make future years of playing the guitar easier to learn. As you progress, you might want to supplement your playing with further skills such as learning how to read music or improving your singing voice to accompany your guitar performance. Certain genres of music such as jazz or classical may lend themselves better to someone who’s familiar with musical theory, so it pays to bring this up to your teacher if this is something you’d like to consider.
Learning guitar via private tuition (whether it’s online or face to face) can be a daunting task, which is why so many students put it off for so long. There’s no point waiting around until it’s too late, the best time to begin your first guitar lessons is right now. Luckily, through online tutoring providers such as SuperProf Australia, you’ll be able to read through and assess the best private music teachers within East, North, South and West Melbourne, VIC!
On each profile, you’ll be able to read through and see whether a teacher has the right background training and qualifications to suit you as a student, as well as their hourly rate, general methodology/teaching styles and contact information. Here you’ll be able to enquire whether your lessons are catered to beginners, intermediate players or both. Furthermore, you might be able to find out whether your teacher has had experience in a particular genre of music such as classic rock or blues.
Sometimes a beginner lesson may involve using an acoustic guitar to build up your strength and dexterity before moving to electric guitar or bass. Once you’ve gained enough experience, you might want to use your guitar knowledge as a way to move onto other instruments such as piano, ukulele or double bass. The specifics you require in a lesson are something you may not be able to enquire about within a school environment which already has a planned curriculum.
Not everyone has an open timetable, especially for those with other life commitments. If you’re a busy university student, parent and or even a mature adult, there is an easy solution to your scheduling problems. Teachers active on SuperProf Australia are committed to providing flexible lesson arrangements in order to accommodate your hectic plans throughout the week. This means that even if you can’t meet up in person, your guitar teacher can arrange a remote online lesson at home conducted via webcam. This is a great option for those stuck at home due to different circumstances (if you are unwell, looking after someone’s pet, etc.).
Whether you live north, west, east or south of Melbourne, VIC, your guitar lessons can be conducted at your own home if your tutor is willing to travel to your location. If travelling is more convenient for you, there is also the option to have the lesson at your teacher’s home or studio - whatever is easiest!
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer blues, classical, jazz, rock or pop - being able to play the guitar well can put you at a major advantage for future musical endeavours. You may want to put your skills to good use and start recording in a professional studio, or you might want to take a career path and learn to teach guitar for primary school, high school or university level students.
Furthermore, you may want to apply music theory for guitar to other instruments such as piano or ukulele (this can be particularly useful when songwriting or teaching others), or even use the guitar to accompany your singing in a live performance.
Whatever your future goals are, private guitar teachers Melbourne can really help you change your view of how music is created and performed, and can dramatically improve your playing ability. So why not see which private guitar teachers are available now on SuperProf Australia?
Are you looking to begin to play the guitar?
On Superprof, there are 16 guitar instructors available to give guitar lessons in Melbourne.
A messaging system is in place on the platform that lets you contact with the guitar tutors that are offering private lessons on the platform.
Once your course request has been accepted, you can start your first guitar lesson with your guitar teacher.
There are currently 16 guitar teachers offering guitar lessons in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.
Take a look at your teacher's personal tutoring advert and contact the guitar teacher that suits to your needs. On Superprof, we have guitar instructors covering all types of guitar: electric, acoustic, bass.
In Melbourne, guitar teachers charge $35 for guitar lessons per hour.
The cost for guitar lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our private teachers give the first class for free.
The first thing is obviously to get your hands on a guitar. Some of the most well known guitar brands are Ibanez, ESP, Yamaha and Washburn.
The cost of a guitar can sometimes scare new students.
If this is the case, it is possible to rent a guitar to practice with until you are ready to purchase your own guitar.
Depending on the type of guitar you want to play, you may also purchase:
Certain guitar accessories are not required in order for you to learn the guitar. Don't hesitate to ask your guitar tutor for guidance on what accessories you should buy in order to play the music you want to.