Guitar Lesson Advice for Children

2017 / 2018

Many people start lessons with an acoustic guitar at home and get an electric guitar at a later stage of learning to play. Call 020-8185-7368 to book lessons.

Guitar Lesson Advice
We believe that if a child has been attending guitar lessons for longer than two months, with any guitar teacher or with their school, then the child should be confident in performing a piece of guitar music, with correct technique, confidently and with rhythm.

When sending children to music lessons, at school or with private teachers, parents in general rarely complain about lack of progress as music something they know little about. It is important that music lessons are strictly organised in order to be effective, if the results are not obvious after a short period of time it is worth asking for regular feedback about what is required, tips for practice, or perhaps consider changing your guitar teacher.

For parents who are serious about creating long term motivation for their children in playing the guitar, classical technique is the main route required to play jazz guitar, rock guitar and other popular styles of guitar music correctly.

Message from teachers at Bellingham Music Centre
At Bellingham Music Centre we use half and three quarter sized acoustic guitars to teach guitar technique so you may not need to buy a full sized acoustic or electric guitar. If you already own a full sized guitar this will only benefit your progress so hold on to it!

At Bellingham Music Centre, guitar technique is taught in groups as we have found that children, when under the correct guidance, motivate each other. Success is in the nature of children as they often want to do anything their friends are already doing.

Bellingham Music Centre is independently run and has achieved over 100 Royal College of Music grade exams passes, merits or distinctions to date. We have proven that music exams are a positive and encouraging way for children to develop their playing skills. Our ‘can do’ approach to learning music develops the skills of every child to look for detail and aim high.

As teachers here at Bellingham Music Centre we are encouraged to give weekly feedback in order to keep a policy of honesty. Parents are always involved to make sure that children learning the guitar are encouraged to co-operate with the advice of teachers.

You are encouraged to visit Bellingham Music Centre and take your children along. Young people are always motivated by others of the same age.

Bellingham Music Centre is on Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT, which is a bustling high street off the Bromley Road. Drop by to see children playing the guitar and make your own plans to enrol if you feel inspired.

We look forward to meeting you on your next visit.

Best Wishes

Stevie, Ijeoma, Francesca, Jonathan, Aine, Amara, Izabela