5 years old is usually the youngest that we take due to coordination issues although we are willing to try kids younger at parents request. Please be aware we will refuse to teach if we think that it isn't quite the right time for them and invite you back later.
You are very welcome to use one of our guitars in the lesson initially to see if guitar playing is for you. Once you have decided that regular lessons are for you we advise you to invest in an affordable guitar so that you can practice at home.
We prefer payment by bank transfer. Your tutor will give you our details on your first lesson.
Absolutely. Our school is next to one of the largest car parks in Barnsley. This car park is par and display but it is often free on evenings and weekends. Please check the car park signage for more info.
All you need is your guitar and a sense of humour. If you use picks then please bring those too.
It is understandable to be a little nervous before your lesson but we will do our best to put you at ease. Remember we were sat in that seat too at some point so we know how it feels.
Of course you can, we find it beneficial with younger students as you can see what they are learning and help with their homework. You are free to leave your child with us provided we have an up to date telephone number and home address. We do reserve the right to refuse you leaving your child with us at our discretion.
This is the big question we get asked a lot. The answer is it depends on how much time you spend on it. There really are no short cuts and learning to play involves a lot of time and repetition. Students that accept this tend to learn better than students that try to do 4 lessons a week. We can only show you what you need to practice, we can't do the practice for you. Your practice will take years.
Sorry, but you wanted the truth. The good news is that guitar playing gets easier the more you do it and although it will take many years to perfect it doesn't mean that you have to have lessons all the time.
In our experience, most left handed people can successfully play a right handed guitar. The reason why this is an option to consider is that left handed guitars don't have as big a choice as right handed and they generally cost more. If you start to play left handed you will struggle to change later down the line. We will be able to tell in the first 5 minutes if you really need a left handed guitar.