A new way to learn rock guitar!
I've developed a new method of teaching the guitar which starts from a very different place than traditional lessons.
Do you love rock n roll? You'll actually be playing it by the end of your first lesson.
The traditional guitar teaching method has you playing dull music badly, weeks after starting. You'll then get disheartened and will give up.
The Axe to the Max method has you sounding great straight away, which means your enjoyment and motivation will be high from the outset and will stay that way.
We come to your home to teach you.
Our lessons go for a full hour, as a 30 minute lesson isn't long enough to really get stuck into things.
Each lesson costs $40, which is a lot cheaper than usual (because we don't have to pay rent on a studio).
How is the Axe to the Max method different from traditional guitar lessons?
There are 3 main differences:
1) We start off by teaching you how to play songs that you like.
When you make your phone call to book your first lesson, we'll ask you what artists or songs you like and are interested in learning to play.
Some songs will be too hard for a beginner to play.
However, in most cases, it will be possible for you to play these songs (or at least key parts of the songs).
By teaching you music that you like, rather than boring old songs that fit around certain chord changes, you'll be more interested in learning and in keeping on learning.
2) We start off with riffs and power chords rather than open chords
If you've ever had a guitar lesson before, you will probably have learnt a couple of open chords (like C or G) and practiced changing those chords.
Unfortunately, rock music isn't usually played that way.
Rather, rock music uses riffs and power chords. Think of some famous old riffs from songs like Satisfaction, Smoke on the Water, Beat It, Walk This Way. I could go on for hours.
We start off with riffs because you can actually play most of the songs you want to play that way.
They are also a good starting point for getting your fingers moving and ears working and allowing you to move on to trickier things when you get better.
3) We use an electric guitar and where necessary, distortion
The other thing about traditional guitar lessons is that you'll usually start on an acoustic guitar, often a nylon string one.
Unfortunately, there aren't too many great rock songs recorded using nylon string guitars and so you can't play anything that sounds remotely like the songs you're interested in.
Using an electric guitar allows you to actually sound like the guitarist on the song you're playing. In some cases, we'll even turn up the distortion on the amp so you sound even more it.
Fortunately, it is possible to buy decent quality starter guitar and amp packs quite cheaply. There isn't too much price difference between these and a decent acoustic guitar.
The result of all these is that you'll enjoy the early stages of learning the guitar much more than you would with traditional guitar lessons. Because you'll be enjoying yourself, you'll be motivated to keep practicing and before you know it, you'll move from being a beginner to being a pretty hot guitar player.
I've had success in teaching kids and teenagers and men and women of all ages.
I'll turn you into a rock guitarist in your home, during the day or in the evening. (more)
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