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Kyle has been a guitar student of mine for 2 1/2 years. He loves to play classic rock, blues, and just jamming with friends in a band. Over the last few years I have seen him make amazing improvements in his musical reading and fingering techniques. Kyle is a wonderful student and a amazing young man. In fact, I think that other parents will like him so much, that I have decided to invite him to be a student teacher for “Guitar Confidence”. [click to continue…]


Online Guitar Lessons

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by admin on November 18, 2014

Guitar Lessons via Skype

Lately, I’ve been stacked with work and obligations that I’ve barely been having time to breathe! Days with back-to-back school, work, side jobs, charity projects, and personal stuff is making me feel like a machine. Nonetheless, I’m working on downsizing to make my life a little easier. In doing so, I’ve had to cut out time from guitar lessons since my lunch breaks for work have been cut short – I’ve had to do 30 minute lessons at a time, and sometimes skip them.

Fortunately, I have a guitar teacher who focuses on his students’ successes – Rex pointed out that lessons should be 1 hour long rather than 30 minutes to be getting what I initially signed up for. I feel the average guitar instructor would probably think why not get paid in full for half-time sessions? If the student doesn’t know or care, why should I? Not Rex! In fact, I had my first Skype guitar lesson to accommodate for my random availability. It went just as well as a live lesson!

snuggie-guitar-lessonBeing the lazy and exhausted person I can sometimes be, it was most convenient for me since I didn’t even have to roll out of bed – I just propped up my iPad and pulled out my guitar while continuing to be warm and cozy in all my makeshift snuggie blankets (well I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing one of those, but after trying to make a functional jacket-like garb, I see the benefits of having an actual snuggie – or wearing a jacket or robe backwards).

Although it was online, Rex was able to catch and correct my mistakes such as improperly arching my fingers and not doing the finger stretches correctly. He told me he teaches students all over the world via webcam, which is great because that means you have an excellent, accessible guitar teacher no matter where in the world you are, so long as you have a WiFi connection and webcam.

To take online lessons, you follow the same protocol – simply go to his calendar, see what availability works for you, and sign up for a lesson. Try it out, it will be worth your time!


The Value of Private Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons November 11, 2014

Professional Private Guitar Lessons are Better than Cookie-Cutter In-store Guitar Lessons One of the most important things when selecting a music teacher is selecting the right music teacher. Getting along with your music instructor is one thing, but the quality of the lesson they deliver is equally important – not anyone can arm you with […]

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Give the Gift of Guitar/Banjo/Ukulele Lessons – San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton

Guitar Lessons November 6, 2014

Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo and Mandolin Lessons from a Pro Do you know of someone who wants to learn to play guitar, ukulele, banjo or mandolin in San Ramon, Dublin or Pleasanton CA? Black Friday is approaching and soon the gift buying season will be in full swing. If you’re thinking of giving a guitar, ukulele, banjo or […]

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Learning a Musical Instrument has Many Advantage

Guitar Lessons October 29, 2014

The many rewards of  music (guitar!) lessons As I’ve pointed out in some previous blogs (and will continue to do so in the future), learning a musical instrument has many advantages. For example, playing a musical instrument improves cognition and memory, reduces stress, and helps teach perseverance. I have already been reaping the benefits of […]

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Reading Music for Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons October 21, 2014

Mastering Guitar Method The second book Rex introduces in his lesson plan for beginner guitar players is called Guitar Method (Book 1) by Hal Leonard. I remember the first edition of this book – I had received it with my guitar many years ago, and seeing that it’s still in use today goes to show that […]

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Tascam CDGT2 Guitar Trainer

Accessories October 20, 2014

This guitar trainer from Tascam is a must-have accessory for any guitar student learning to jam with others.  It allows you to playback your favorite CD tracks at any speed to practice your favorite licks and solos. Playback any song at any speed that is comfortable without having to re-tune your guitar. A great Holiday […]

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7 Tips to Improve Guitar Practice Sessions

Guitar Lessons October 14, 2014

 Basic Dos and Don’ts for Guitar Practice It’s been a couple of weeks now that I’ve been practicing guitar and I’ve picked up a few key items that help guitar practice go more smoothly. These things seem to be common sense, but you would be surprised – sometimes when we’re so determined to do something […]

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San Ramon CA Free Guitar Lesson

San Ramon October 9, 2014

First guitar lesson is FREE in San Ramon CA GuitarConfidence offers the first lesson free for guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukelele in San Ramon, California. That’s not all – we come to you! 5-Star Review – San Ramon My wife asked for guitar lessons for Christmas and I was lucky enough to find Rex. There […]

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Guitar Practice Hiccups in San Ramon

Guitar Lessons October 8, 2014

Creativity doesn’t always come easy – it takes practice. When we are children, the world is full of possibilities and there are few limitations. But where does that all go? It gets lost somewhere along the way of adolescence and adulthood for most of us, as we are coerced into the schooling system followed by […]

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Female Model Avoids Guitar Nubs in Livermore CA

Guitar Lessons October 1, 2014

Livermore CA Guitar Student Hates Guitar Nubs A couple of months prior to actually starting guitar lessons in Livermore CA, I was merely entertaining the idea of picking up guitar again. One of my concerns – as I’m always telling Rex (guitar instructor) – is that I don’t want to have ‘nubs’! What am I […]

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