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Apart from the singer in the band, we always focus on the guitarist (or maybe the person on bass). They're always the most enigmatic and we're blown away by the concentration on their face while they combine raw talent and theory. Music makes the world (including NSW and Wollongong) go round, and learning guitar, bass, or piano, for rock or classical, is still as popular as ever.
Students of guitar and music obviously take inspiration from someone and want to learn to play like them. Is it Jimi Hendrix? Slash? Django Reinhardt? Whatever school of music you come from, there is a teacher available for you on Superprof, with years of experience and from all walks of like across Wollongong, NSW, Australia and the world, be it face to face or online.
Hey Wollongong, do you know where and why the guitar came from? You've probably read about a lute, which was used in medieval times, which evolved over the years from classical harps to include a wooden body. Here's some news for free: the guitar first appeared in Spain in the 16th century, and had 7 double strings drawn out on a flat face. It eventually became as popular a musical instrument as the piano due to its portability, and spawned its own school of musical theory.
A few years later in the 18th century, the guitar had become revered enough for the nobility to be free to take lessons themselves, giving life to a whole new range of students which led to different styles. Flash forward to the start of 20th century, and the face of guitar changed radically. Rhythms are faster, mass production makes it more available, and it takes inspiration from folk music, which leads to jazz guitar in the 1920s, which morphs into rock and roll in the 1950s. This formed the basis for our understanding of popular music, which endures until today; hearing guitar in music is as common as sending an email, and you can't read about a band, in print or online, without them referring to their guitarist.
As mentioned Wollongong, there are now loads of different guitar styles, and guitar types, with the most common being acoustic, electric, and bass. For those really ambitious to have a great musical foundation, consider learning piano too. The most common part of music lessons after learning the technique and the theory is learning to read the music. Once you get past this, you're free to face the music in any way you want.
If you want to know what your local guitar teacher or school specialises in, just give them a ring, email, or read their website to see what your teacher will offer in their lessons. The most common styles of guitar to learn nowadays are: Classical/fingerstyle picking, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, and of course Rock/Electric guitar. Whatever it is you want from your teaching, there will be a teacher available out there to teach the fine-tuning you need, online or in person.
It might seem like it's an unsustainable way to make a living, but that's plain wrong! People of all ages are guitarists, in a group or independently, and they themselves can even teach, face to face or online. You might actually be getting more from your guitar lesson than you realise, especially if you have regular contact with music. This being said, music can be read as a compliment or core component of a career.
By this logic, here are some jobs you could consider once you've got guitar skills and theory up your sleeve: freelance musician, in a group or solo, post-secondary music teacher, music director or composer, primary school teacher, or music therapist. Getting in contact with your new teachers to ask them where guitar could lead is also a great way of seeing what career paths are available. Beyond just the professional element, guitar is impressive to all ages, and even though it can take years to master, people are always keen to hear your music. Therefore, there is obviously a social face to learning guitar (and piano) that people are always appreciative of.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want someone to teach you guitar classes. Some of these include: wanting to learn to read music and play at the same time, wanting to represent Australia in regional competitions, wanting to find an activity that's cool for all ages, wanting to improve your musical theory, wanting to take up teaching music yourself, or even wanting to understand how a music lesson fits into the NSW curriculum.
So here are some reasons students may want to take a guitar lesson, but here are some different kinds of students that Superprof's guitar teachers cater to: absolute beginners, piano students making the new switch to guitar, students of musical theory who are multi-instrumentalists, intermediate students needing more face to face contact to help them refine picking techniques, and advanced learners who've been learning for years but don't sound professional yet.
Superprof is the place for all kinds of people to use, where specialist tutors and prospective new students can get in contact, whatever their tutoring needs. There is a wide range of qualified professionals with experience all across Wollongong, NSW Australia who can help the new guitar student, the dextrous intermediate student, or the semi-pro who needs the friendly face of a teacher in the room to get them to the next stage.
They offer one-on-one classes and offer a first free session for you to see if you want to pursue a course with them or not. The tutor is all also vetted by Superprof to check their tutoring credentials and experience, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands. We also want you to establish rapport yourselves, so you can reach out and message your tutor directly. So what are you waiting for? Start your guitar journey, and get in contact today with a Superprof tutor near you!
Are you looking to start to play the guitar?
There are currently 4 guitar teachers available to give guitar classes in Wollongong and the surrounding areas.
A messaging system is in place on the platform that allows you to get in touch with the guitar instructors that are offering private courses on the platform.
Once your lesson request has been approved, you can begin your first guitar lesson with your guitar teacher.
In Wollongong and the surrounding areas, there are 4 guitar instructors available to teach private courses
Take a look at your teacher's personal adverts and pick the guitar teacher that corresponds to your needs. On Superprof, we have guitar instructors covering all types of guitar: electric, acoustic, bass.
On average guitar teachers charge $30 for private guitar lessons in Wollongong.
The price for guitar lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our private teachers offer their 1st lesson free.
The first step is obviously to get your hands on a guitar. Some of the most common guitar brands are Ibanez, ESP, Fender and Schecter.
The price of a guitar can sometimes scare new students.
If this is the case, you may want to rent a guitar to use until you feel 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 necessary in order for you to learn to play the guitar. Don't hesitate to ask your guitar teacher for advice on what accessories you should buy in order to play the music you want to.