As a student, you get way more than average guitar lessons. This is a tall claim but we have no problem making it simply because the students get results. As a student, you get:
personalized support for how to practice the lesson content for the week. It’s never just “here’s your lesson, have a good week.” More details about this is done is shared in the free intro guitar lesson.
a wide variety of free bonus items that are used to reward you for milestones you hit, or simply to assist you in learning even when you’re not in lessons. These come in many shapes and sizes, and are explained more in the free intro session.
access to a huge library of supplemental material that can be used to reinforce what you did in the lesson or simply save lots of time in the lesson. Students very rarely have to wait around while the teacher writes things out. This of course also saves you money because we rarely require books to be purchased since we have all the materials you need.
content that is relevant to your goals. We’ve covered this before, but it’s worth re-stating here, because too many guitar lessons are the same for everyone. “Here, buy this book and we’ll go through it a few pages at a time.” Guess what happens after 6 months or a year? Yes, you finish the book, but do you really have a grasp on how to play your favorite songs, how to write your own songs or jam with other people? I cannot tell you how many students have come to me after years of lessons elsewhere and can’t play a simple song with me on the fly.
teacher(s) who are trained and who undergo CANEI – continous and never-ending improvement. How many other teachers in Ithaca can say that they genuinely work on becoming better teachers continuous?
innovative teaching methods. We use a geometric teaching method, which will be explained in the free intro session. For now, let it suffice to say it simply gets you way faster results and is much more fun than the traditional method.
tools with which you can easily track your progress. The longer you take lessons, the harder it can sometime become to recognize progress. All of our students know exactly what they’ve accomplished on a regular basis by using our Practice Tracker.
fun. There are so many horror stories of people who lost all enthusiasm for learning because of unsupportive/ unfocused/ negative teachers. Yet, there are so many ways, as you will see, to have a blast and rapidly improve at the same time!