What can you expect in a first lesson with The London Guitar School?

What can you expect in a first lesson with The London Guitar School?

My names Is Aaron and I am a tutor at The London Guitar School. (www.londonguitarschool.co.uk)

We often get emails and calls form musicians, parents and all sorts of people enquiring about what our lessons are like.  Well let me tell you a few things below I guarantee about your first lesson with us –

 

It will be fun

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Guitar Lessons London Chelsea

Well you can’t have it another way!!  We say it all the time but learning an instrument should be a joy and something that lifts you out of doing the same mundane things of life.

 

You can be relaxed and not nervous 

How often should I practice the guitar?

All our teachers want you to be relaxed.  If your nervous, take a deep breathe and realise you don’t need to be and our teachers will work you at apace your happy with.

You will leave playing something really cool

Ben poole

Maybe not as cool as this guy!!  But we make sure you go home being able to play something like “seven nation army”, “Sweet home Alabama”, or “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol.  All these songs achievable in one lesson.  Cool right?

 

 

You can learn at a pace thats good for you

 

Guitar Lessons East London | Guitar Tuition in East London

Guitar Lessons East London | Guitar Tuition in East London

Don’t worry about not being musical.  We hear that often and then are blown away by the speed people pick up the instrument.

 

Modes lesson 2 – The Ionion scale

Modes lesson 2 – The Ionion scale

So today we’re looking at the Ionion scale, otherwise known as what? That’s right…..the Major scale.

If youdon’t know it you need to learn it right now.

The Major scale is one of the most commonly used scales in western music.  It’s very pleasing on the ears and is great for pop, rock and Jazz music.Let’s recap the notes in C major.

C, D, E, F, G, A, B

As said before its a must know scale and many songs use the scale for their melodies like the following

‘sweet child o mine”iI want candy’

‘wonderful tonight’ ‘happy Birthday’

It’s a great mode/scale to use for soloing over modern pop songs and for creating melodies lines over basic pop chords.

 

Review of Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar

So often, a question we are asked here at The London guitar School is “what guitar should I buy first for my son, daughter or myself?”  Often we point people to this guitar depending on the budget.

First designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, the Stratocaster has become one of the most iconic and best selling guitars ever.  Everyone from Eric Clapton to John Mayer has played one.

For a good Fender Stratocaster guitar you do have to fork out a bit, like most good quality things in life.  Soenter the Squier series strat.  Affordable with a good build quality.

 

First of all the Squier range can get a bad name but it is 100 per cent officially a Fender product.  It’s important to buy from a reputable brand, luthier.

Squier strat’s are produced mostly oversea’s using low cost material, hence their lower price.

What I like about this guitar

It looks good!  It looks like a proper guitar and well it is too!

It has a great countered body, the classic Fender headstock and 3 single coil pickups just like the Fender stratocaster American series.  It comes with a 5 way switch and tremelo.

The tone for the price is really good provided by the three single coil strat pick-ups.  Bear in mind these can be taken out and replaced.

The fretboard feels relatively nice on the fingers, it’s easy to play and the maple neck is smooth compared to a lot of guitars at a similar price.  The “C” shape neck fits most peoples hand comfortably, a nice neutral width for most players.

As a guitar it covers pop and rock styles well but is not ht egreatest for heavy metal styles.

 

What I dont like

For the price there has to be a few gives unfortunately.  And with this guitar money is saved on the type of wood and electrics used.  The wood used on this guitar (alder) is not terrible by any means but it will not produce the greatest tones.

As a beginner guitarist you wont even notice this unless you have ears like Steve Vai but after progressing on your instrument you will yearn for something better.

The pick ups are also not as powerful as models higher up the line.

However as a beginner guitarist, most beginner guitarist won’t be able to tell.

Conclusion

You cant go wrong as a beginner guitarist with the Squier Stratocaster.

The good news is after a year or two if you want to upgrade this guitar has a great re-sell value.

The Squier series does it exactly what it aims to do, it provides a great entry point to one of the most famous guitar brands in history.

 

Beginner Guitar lessons in London with The London Guitar School

Beginner Guitar lessons in London with The London Guitar School

 

Many guitarists begin their musical journey here at The London guitar School.  We have students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels come to learn with us.  Often people are nervous during their first lesson but soon settle down straight away as our friendly teachers put them at ease and show them just how fun and easy it can be to learn your favourite tunes.

Here is one of our most requested songs by our younger students, some may say it is the best song ever………

One direction best song ever

Here is another really popular song to learn

 

We pride ourselves in giving first class tuition and seeing our students have fun and learn exactly what they want at a speed suited to them.

 

Why do our students keep coming back to us lesson after lesson?

Kids Guitar Lessons

  • They have fun lessons, as relaxed or intense as they want and geared towards their goals
  • Flexibility of home lessons or at our fully equipped studio
  • Constant progression on their instrument
  • They learn their favourite songs week after week
  • High exam pass rate (Rockschool ect.)
  • Teachers provide great feedback, tips and encouragement and are always engaged to help the student
  • Gig nights and summer camps, great for networking and performing
  • Free material handed out after each lesson
  • Guaranteed FUN!!!