Piano Lessons Vs. Guitar Lessons

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Many parents are interested in making sure that their child has some type of music in their life. Although there are many different ways that this can be done, some of the most popular are to give piano lessons to their children as well as to give them the guitar lessons. Of course, some parents are going to choose other types of instruments, such as the violin or even the drums, but for the purpose of this article we are going to stick with discussing piano versus guitar. What are some of the things that you should consider?

One of the first things that you should consider is that many parents are going to start their children out on playing an instrument at a very early age. For the most part, this is going to be piano, although you certainly are not limited to that instrument. The guitar is usually an instrument that is picked up later in life, usually because the individual is requesting lessons. That is not always in case when a child begins taking piano lessons at an early age. Typically, this is something that is going to need to be stressed by the parent, and a child may come to appreciate it later in life.

If you are going to give your child any type of lessons in order to learn how to play the guitar, it is important for you to find somebody that is able to give guitar lessons for beginners effectively. This is especially the case if you want the child to learn a specific type of guitar playing, such as classical guitar or Spanish guitar. You need to find somebody that is able to give those lessons effectively and will be able to stick with the child for the long-term. Where can such lessons be found?

One of the areas where you can find these lessons is the music store. Many of them are going to offer lessons, but you are going to need to travel to the store in order to get those lessons on a weekly basis. There are also some networks that are available that can help point you in the right direction for somebody that can teach your child how to effectively play an instrument. One of the benefits of using an individual in such a manner is the fact that they may be able to come to your home and teach your child in a more comfortable environment.

Regardless of whether you want your child to be able to play the piano, guitar, or any other instrument, there are a few things that are always going to be necessary. Above all things, however, that are going to be necessary is the need for persistence. This is not only persistence that is seen in the child when they are practicing the instrument from day-to-day, it is persistence on the part of the parent who is encouraging the child to continue to learn. It may be a bit of a struggle at first, but in the long run it will pay off for everybody who is involved.

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Cindy Phan is the author of this article about piano lessons and guitar lessons for beginners. She is a piano teacher for over 25 years offering private piano lessons throughout New York City. During her free time she loves to play on the guitar and travel around the world.

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This article was published on 2012/03/21