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G4 Guitar Students 2020

Our students appeared alongside other G4 guitar students from around the world in this compilation video to showcase what they have been up to during lockdown. We are so pleased that so many of our students have been able to continue their learning online with us over the past few months and have been making great progress!  The video includes students of all ages and levels from other areas of the UK, the US and Australia. As we haven’t been able to run in-person lessons recently, it’s been great to connect with our community online and, in this video, see the progress being made by students at some of our sister schools. There are some great...

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Online Guitar Lessons

Before you start learning guitar online, there are a few important things we need to make you aware of so that you can make the most out of your lessons. This post is specifically about learning guitar online but many of the tips here are also relevant to other instruments. 1. BUYING A GUITAR The first (and most important!) thing you will need to do is make sure you have a suitable guitar for you or your child.  We normally recommend going to a shop to find a guitar that is a suitable size, shape and type for you or your child but as that is not possible, check out our updated advice on how to buy...

How To Set Up Zoom For Online Guitar Lessons

We are currently holding all our online guitar lessons via the video conferencing app Zoom. In order to ensure your teacher can see and hear you properly, we recommend you become familiar with Zoom and make some changes to its default settings. The following post guides you through how to do this so that we can focus on helping you play guitar as quickly as possible… (Please note the advice below is primarily for computer/laptop users, although we have provided advice for those using a tablet or phone where appropriate). 1. DOWNLOAD ZOOM – IT’S FREE! Go to https://zoom.us/ and download the app.  You should do this whether you are using a computer, tablet or mobile phone.  2....

Why Learn With The G4 Guitar Method?

Like any new skill, learning to play guitar takes time. Despite what you may read elsewhere on the internet, there are no quick fixes – you have to put in the work!  Even if your goal is simply to be able to strum and sing a few songs, this usually takes several months to achieve, at a minimum. However, some approaches to learning guitar are more efficient than others. I often speak to people who have spent many years trying to teach themselves by doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, or who have learnt with teachers who had no clear learning plan.  As a result, they’ve made very...

How To Buy Your First Guitar Online

As guitar teachers who specialise in teaching beginners and young children, we often get asked for advice on buying a good starter guitar. For many beginners (or parents of beginners), buying your first guitar can be a daunting prospect, especially when faced with a variety of different types, sizes and budgets. So I have put together some advice to help you cut through some of the noise and get one step closer to choosing a suitable first guitar for you or your child. 1. THINGS TO CONSIDER There are various things to consider when buying your first guitar: Budget & where to buy from? What type of guitar? What size? Right or left-handed? I will discuss each of these in turn...