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Welcome to the David Aldridge Guitar School blog. Here you'll find everything from tips on guitar tuning, to new songs, to our teaching philosophies. 

The Best Age To Learn Guitar (3 Expert Tips)

What is a good age to start playing guitar? What are the clues to knowing when your child is ready to start learning to play the guitar?

 

This video will show you three main factors to understanding the best age to begin nurturing your child's enthusiasm for learning guitar. Also, the video will provide you with everything you need to know to get your child off to the best start and help them to build confidence at learning guitar. 

 

Best age to Learn Guitar (3 EXPERT TIPS)

BEST AGE TO LEARN GUITAR (3 EXPERT TIPS) // What is a good age to start guitar? And the clues to knowing when your child is ready to start learning to play the guitar? This video will show you three main factors, to understanding the best...

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How Do I Learn New Things Quickly?

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning” 
- Brad Henry
 

How to Learn Faster


The prospect of learning a new instrument is exciting. You get to know how to play your favourite songs! You’re able to show off to your family and friends. You might become a rockstar!

However, there's always a voice in the back of our heads that tells us that picking up a new skill is also overwhelming. Sometimes with all the exciting prospects of being able to do what we dream, we forget how much hard work needs to go into cultivating these skills. And just like that, your bubble bursts. Your motivation and enthusiasm start to wane, you feel doomed! You feel you might get left behind and...
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Building Confidence Through Discipline and Training

Through many years as a guitar teacher, I have seen kids of all backgrounds and abilities become extraordinary learners. These kids have grown to be disciplined, enthusiastic, passionate, and consistent. They've developed a great joy towards learning and practising their guitar, as well as becoming very confident in their own self-image. In order to attain this growth, persistence is both the lock and key.

What is the Hobby Cycle?

 
Have you ever heard of the hobby cycle? Kids express interest in an activity like football, dance, guitar, etc., start taking lessons, and shortly after, want to quit when they get bored and disengaged at the first sight of struggle. It makes sense: the activity becomes like school to them and they just...
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