Have you always wanted to know how to play the guitar? Perhaps you used to know but you have found yourself rusty now. Perhaps it has always been a bucket list item. Perhaps you want to sing a song to another person and know that a guitar would make it that much better. This is our experience with looking up and researching in Nevada. There are some amazing guitar lessons Las Vegas that you can find as we did. You just need to know where to look!
Ask a friend that can play
Do you have a friend that already plays guitar? Not only could you ask them how they learned but you can ask them for tips. For example, what was one of the best things they did in order for it really to stick with them? Was it something their instructor said to them or made them do. This will help you in learning to know what to look for and maybe even not to look for. If they are really into the music scene or the guitar life, they also may have someone that they know does a great job of teaching and can give you a quick referral to someone you can trust.
Looking online is always a great idea. This will allow you to know what guitar lessons are available in the Las Vegas area. You can look for people doing it directly from their home (make sure that you do this in a safe way) or you can look for larger businesses that have both one on one classes and group classes. It’s important to know what you believe will be the best for you and most helpful.
Look at reviews
Looking up reviews will be so helpful. This will allow you to see what people liked about working with the teacher and what they didn’t like. If there are a lot of bad reviews, you may want to write that one down and make a note to stay clear of that business or that instructor. Other items that can be a red flag are when business overcharges, doesn’t show up, pressures you, or just doesn’t allow their students to be comfortable. Although one bad review shouldn’t shy you away from them, many and especially many of the same ones just may.
Write down questions
If you have any questions that you are not able to find out about the business or about the specific company it’s important to write them down. That way when you go to call them then you won’t forget them. You can even write down the companies answers so that you don’t forget which one said which.
Learn about pricing and how it works
Of course, you probably have the cost at the forefront of your mind. That is why it’s a good idea to know how the pricing works with each company. Is there a package that you can purchase that will save you money? If you pay with cash will they give you a discount? What is their cancelation policy? Do you need to cancel within 24 hours or you get charged? These are all things that should factor into your final decision. Although cost should be a factor, you ultimately want to choose a guitar lesson that will be right for you and help you learn how to play the guitar. If the cheapest company doesn’t help you in doing that, you definitely need to look elsewhere.
Find out who would be teaching you
It’s important to not only know more about the company but find out who would be teaching you. Perhaps you don’t have a choice, so you want to learn as much as you can about that specific teacher. If you are more comfortable with a specific gender, make sure that you take that into consideration when searching. It’s okay if the company does not know, but if they do, try and learn as much about that teacher, what their education is, what their background is, and even a student that you can ask questions to that has used them before.
Find out how they would be teaching you
Although it’s important to learn about the teacher, it’s very important to learn how they will be teaching you. Most people learn a lot better being hands-on. Of course, you may not be able to just strum out notes on the guitar the first day, but you want to learn exactly how they will be teaching you so that you know if that is a good style for the way that you learn things or the way that you think would be helpful to you. Again, as we said earlier, know what your budget is so that you can decide if you would prefer one on one coaching or it’s a chance to get to know others and others that are also looking to learn something that you want to and want to make it a group activity. That way you know how the teaching and the audience will or could be too.
As you can see, there are many factors and things that you can be doing to better your chances of finding a great guitar lesson business right in Las Vegas. The more research you do the better the chances you ending up liking the final outcome. If you don’t like it the first time, you can always go back to your list and try another company. That is especially true if this is a dream of yours. You are so close to being able to play the guitar and having a great instructor can make that very possible for you soon!