If you aren’t confident in your ability to teach your child guitar, that is okay. It is better to be honest with yourself than to try and force yourself to teach when you aren’t comfortable. The only person who will suffer is your child. It may very well dampen their love of music.
But if we aren’t the perfect teacher for our children, how do we find someone who is?
In this article we will discuss how you can find a qualified teacher that suits your child and their needs.
The first thing you want to do is make sure that your child is absolutely interested. Guitar lessons aren’t the cheapest things in the world. If your child isn’t very interested in learning guitar in the first place, you will be throwing money out for nothing.
If your child is interested in guitar, the hunt for a great instructor can begin.
You don’t want a drab, boring teacher who is going to make your child feel like they are in school outside of school. You know your child’s personality; if your first instinct is that your child’s personality will clash with that of the teacher, go with it. Your instincts will be your best friends when finding a good teacher.
Remember, you aren’t sending your child to military school either. If the teacher seems too harsh and demanding for a child, then don’t waste your time. You want a teacher with an engaging personality who is fun and exciting. Why? Because this is what your child will want.
Don’t allow yourself to be talked into trial lessons or anything else. If you don’t think a specific teacher will meet your child’s needs, they won’t.
Don’t second guess yourself if they start offering special prices and rates and other things. It is a telltale sign that the teacher cares more about business than your child’s learning. Respectable companies don’t beg.
When you find that right teacher, you want to check them out more than just meeting them. You want to ask them what their credentials are, where they were certified to teach – the basics of how they can prove that they are fit to teach children.
If they are offended by your questioning, move on to another teacher. This is a sign that they aren’t going to be good with children, as children tend to question everything. If they do list their credentials, be sure to look into them. Most credentials can be checked online in listings by the school from which the certificates were received.
If you are dropping your child off for lessons, your child is going to be with them an hour a day upwards of three times a week. You want to make sure that they aren’t just wasting your money. Most importantly, you want to make sure that they are actually teaching you child properly.
Alternatively, if you want to avoid expensive guitar teachers and enjoy a great bonding time with your kids, check out the homeschool guitar course; Learn And Master Guitar – Homeschool Edition.
The Learn And Master Guitar Homeschool DVD course has lessons specially planned in a linear and logical progression. We highly recommend this course to parents who want to create a rich and fun learning environment for their children.