When Auckland Kids Should Start Guitar Lessons?The main obstacle your kid will face when taking guitar lessons in Auckland will be in developing fine motor skills and the strength/dexterity in their hands. Changing between chords on the guitar requires your child to develop strong fingers which , fortunately , is a skill which can be quickly learnt. Over the course of a few weeks , your child will quickly develop the motor skills and hand strength to interchange chords. Of less importance is overall hand size - there are many 1/2 size guitars available that should feel comfortable for even the smallest hands.
Improving on Guitar Requires Patience and PracticeIf your child is enrolled in guitar lessons, they'll invariably be provided with "homework" - chords, scales and songs to memorize and practice. If not worked on routinely, kids will fall behind, and frustrate both their guitar teacher and themselves. But my parents, having just shelled out lots of money for a new guitar, understandably forced me to keep my lessons up for another year. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, I quit guitar lessons and stopped playing for five years. Luckily, I rediscovered guitar in high school, but many kids aren't quite so lucky. Developing a negative impression of guitar lessons early in life can sour kids on playing music in general.
If your kid is enrolled in Auckland guitar lessons , they'll inevitably need to overcome the initial feelings of "Am I good enough" or "I'm bad at this , why not stop?" - this is very common amongst young kids starting guitar lessons for the first time but is quickly replaced with interest as they begin to master guitar chords within a short space of time. Our Auckland guitar tutors have a long experience in teaching young kids how to succeed at learning the guitar which mainly consists of encouragement and planning their guitar lesson plans to ensure they leave with a feeling of self-achievement and reward. When I was eight years old, my parents signed me up for guitar lessons in Auckland. After a couple lessons, I lost interest in learning guitar - it was too hard, the guitar was too big, and I wasn't learning any songs I liked. Developing a negative impression of guitar lessons early in life can sour kids on playing music in general. We have learnt from experience exactly how to provide effective Auckland guitar lessons.
When Children Should Start Guitar Lessons?Your child is at least six years old. From our personal experience in teaching guitar to children near the age of 6 , we've found that kids at or below or the age of 6 should preferably wait another year or two before starting Auckland guitar lessons. Learning the guitar requires a level of dexterity and focus which most kids at that age have not fully developed. Of course , when taking on new kids for guitar lessons we take each child on a case by case basis and if they are very willing to learn the guitar , we have seen many cases where their interest in learning guitar has given them a level of prolonged concentration not present out of the guitar lesson!
Your child displays sufficient hand dexterity. If your child hasn't yet really developed their fine motor skills, guitar lessons will be a struggle. Although playing guitar can help develop these motor skills, maintaining a child's interest during this development will be a major challenge.
Your child can maintain focus for significant periods of time. If your child doesn't have the attention span to maintain a daily 15 minute practice schedule, consider waiting a while before enrolling them in formal guitar lessons. Your child shows significant interest in the guitar. If they're not showing interest in the guitar, pushing them into lessons may only serve to develop a distaste for something they might have otherwise enjoyed.