#1
Hello UGers,

Recently, I've been assigned a Senior Project that is focused on career related subjects. Being that music is pretty much the only thing I know anything about, I picked playing guitar in association with being a Working Musician or a Guitar Teacher. Some of the requirements are that I need an interview from a Professional in whatever field, and also that I need 10 hours with a mentor. So, I did some research about some Classical Guitar Teachers and I found one guy charging 160 bucks per month, with one hour sessions a week. Now, I haven't ever taken lessons before, and I talked to the guy for a good 30 minutes today about various things, and he seems not only knowledgeable about music, but very charismatic and nice.

His qualifications are:

- Over 40 years of playing guitar
- Has a Creative Arts "Performance" degree in music
- Is a Lecturer in Guitar for 11 years and counting
- Leader of a Guitar Ensemble for a local College

Now, is $160 a month a fair deal? He even said that he wouldn't charge me if there was an extra lesson day in a month due to how the days fell.
#2
Those are...like inhuman qualifications. I pay like $120/month (4 thirty minute lessons) for a guy that went to (graduated from) Berklee, plays in a kinda successful doom band, with like 12 years experience. I would definitely consider your situation a very good deal.
#3
Quote by Skullivan
Those are...like inhuman qualifications. I pay like $120/month (4 thirty minute lessons) for a guy that went to (graduated from) Berklee, plays in a kinda successful doom band, with like 12 years experience. I would definitely consider your situation a very good deal.


Well, thanks then! I would have to scrape the money together, being that I am currently unemployed. Now, How much do you usually get done within a 30 minute time period? And if you had an hour, how much do you think would get done then?
#4
Well it all depends on the teacher. Some teachers just put every student on the same "3-4 pages out of a book" routine, while some (the good teachers) custom fit lessons to your particular situation. It's hard to define how much I get done because my teacher is the first example, he gives me 3-4 pages out of this and one exercise a week from this .
If you have the mind to shoot the straight question "are you just gonna put me on this generic schedule, or are you gonna teach me what I need to learn?" Then that may be your best bet, but from seeing he is a classical guitarist, I assume he will be very disciplined and more along the lines of the "custom fit" teacher I mentioned.
#5
Quote by Skullivan
Well it all depends on the teacher. Some teachers just put every student on the same "3-4 pages out of a book" routine, while some (the good teachers) custom fit lessons to your particular situation. It's hard to define how much I get done because my teacher is the first example, he gives me 3-4 pages out of this and one exercise a week from this .
If you have the mind to shoot the straight question "are you just gonna put me on this generic schedule, or are you gonna teach me what I need to learn?" Then that may be your best bet, but from seeing he is a classical guitarist, I assume he will be very disciplined and more along the lines of the "custom fit" teacher I mentioned.


Yeah, he seemed real cool with going off the beaten path and doing a few Music Theory lessons when I pointed a question about Music Theory. Thanks man for your responses. I'll probably go with this guy.