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Surrey guitar teacher strings together 36 years of producing musicians – including one who’s 84

Terry Armitage’s Accent Guitar studio to host another Band Night, at Sullivan Hall this time

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Top 10 Reasons for Learning To Play An Instrument

1. Sharpens Memory

2. Refines Organizational Skills

3. Teaches Discipline

4. Promotes Social Skills

5. Enhances Coordination

6. Advances Mathematical Abiiity

7. Improves Reading and Comprehension Skills

8. Exposes you to Cultural History

9. Fosters Self Expression

10. Increases Self Confidence

Oct 2021

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Feb 2022
5 Ways to Diversify Your Musical Experience
1. Hit up an Open Mic
2. Play with Those Whose Level of Experience Differs from your Own.
3.Try a Different Instrument
4. Play Music You Aren't Familiar With.
5. Embrace it All!!

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Keeping your child interested
in practicing

Once your child has had their first lesson, how do you as a parent keep them interested in practicing? Playing guitar needs to be their choice. Here are a few tips to keep your child’s motivation up at home:

1. Don't hide the guitar...........

2. Give music a strong presence in

          the household......... 

3. Don't treat it like homework........ 

 

4.  Let your child explore.......

Sept.  2021

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Nov. 2021

Being a musician is so much more than just playing the notes.

Incorporate these PRACTICE TIPS into your daily practice routine, and you'll soon see the benefits.

 

  • Make Your Practice Area Comfortable.

  • Aim to Practice Everyday                20 - 30 min   

  • Warm up.. remember Fingers        Exercise

  • Set goals. We all learn at our          own pace

  • Identify and overcome problem         areas.

  • Write on your music. ...

  • Record yourself.

Keeping your child interested
in practicing

Once your child has had their first lesson, how do you as a parent keep them interested in practicing? Playing guitar needs to be their choice. Here are a few tips to keep your child’s motivation up at home:

1. Don’t hide the guitar.
When you keep the guitar in its case, it becomes a process to take it out again. It’s easier to skip practice when it’s an event. The vice of too much television is common because it’s so accessible. Make the guitar just as inviting. Keep it in a spot where your child can just pick it up and start playing. Is there a room in your house where your child spends a lot of time? Keep it there!

2. Give music a strong presence in the household.
If you’re also a musician, spend time playing your instrument in the house. If you haven’t played in a while, this is a great time to bring it back. If you’re not a musician, you can make sure music is on in the house a lot, or you might even want to learn music with your child. Bring up conversations about your favorite types of music. Let this be a natural and fun process. Ask your child if they like the music you’re listening to. This lets your child know that music is appreciated here. This is a huge motivation.

3. Don’t treat it like homework.
If your child is practicing guitar at home and it sounds like noise, that’s fine. The lessons will get more difficult. Your child will learn all of the correct vocabulary, music theory, and techniques. During those first few weeks it’s important that your child simply wants the instrument in their hands. Don’t put practicing guitar in the same category as homework. Never use guilt to make your child practice. If you want your child to love guitar, it should never feel like a chore.

4. Let your child explore.
Let your child practice alone. Setting your child up to practice in a common area, with other people around, makes it awkward to explore. If they’re alone, they’re free to make noise and mess up as much as they want. If they want to practice in the same room as you, that’s fine, but it should be up to them.

There’s so much pure joy in playing music. It’s one of the most human feelings you can experience. As your child advances, they will require more discipline. In the future, they might prepare for an audition or a performance. They might write a song and record. All of these things are stressful and rewarding. Let your child learn to love the instrument first. They will keep going.



 
Dec.2021

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10 Tips to Learn How to Play Guitar with Good Techniques

 

1.  Avoid The Left-Hand Death Grip. ...

2.  Rehearse: Standing Up And Sitting

                                           Down. ...

3.   No Need For Speed. ...

4.   Always Use Correct Fingering. ...

5.   Silent Rehearsing. ...

6.   Use A Metronome! ...

7.   Don't Shy Away From Difficult

                                        Chords. ..

8.    Be Disciplined With Your Practice

9.    Give Yourself a Break and Listen to

                                            Music ...

10.   Don't forget your Right Hand

                                         Practice ... .

March 2019

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Once your child has had their first lesson, how do you as a parent keep them interested in practicing? Playing guitar needs to be their choice. Here are a few tips to keep your child’s motivation up at home:

1. Don't hide the guitar...........

2. Give music a strong presence in

          the household......... 

3. Don't treat it like homework........ 

 

4.  Let your child explore.......

Keeping your child interested
in practicing

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11 WAYS TO SKYROCKET YOUR GUITAR PLAYING

1. Get the right tools for the job

2. Build an awesome chord vocabulary

3. Build and improve your repertoire 

 

4.  Learn scales and how to use them

 

5.  Learn to play fast and slow

6.  Get into music theory

 

7.  Improve your aural skills.

 

8.  Improve your speed and dexterity.

9. Find your motivation.

10. Find the right guitar teacher.

11. Practice daily.

June 2019
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