5 Things You'll Learn at Your First Guitar Lesson

October 6, 2020

Are you considering taking guitar lessons for the first time? Get insight on the 5 things you'll learn at your first guitar lesson plus tips on how to choose the best guitar and amp as a beginner guitar student, from Philip of Philip Michael Music, a professional Guitar Teacher on Bidvine.

5 Things You'll Learn at Your First Guitar Lesson

At your first guitar lesson, there are several things you might learn with your instructor. 

  1. You'll learn how to play a beginner level song
  2. You'll identify the parts on the guitar
  3. Find out how to play a scale
  4. Learn music theory for the guitar such as how to sight-read, identify basic notes, and tablature. 
  5. Learn how to hold the guitar

What to Expect During Guitar Lessons

Along with tips on what you'll learn at your first guitar lesson, Philip also shared insight into what you can expect when you book guitar lessons.

Guitar Lessons For Children

Children's Guitar Lessons

For children’s guitar lessons I give feedback after each lesson with parents. I make a personal learning plan for each student in order to meet their goals and achieve their musical aspirations. 

My main goal is for my students to develop real musical skills which can enable them to perform individually and collaboratively with other musicians. 

Each month we'll then fully review each student's progress with learning the guitar to give feedback and assess their development.

Online Guitar Lessons

During my online lessons, I also use guitar pedals to enhance the guitar sound experience. I combine this with a looper recording pedal which allows the learner to repeatedly listen to the sounds that I have played. Then for video conferencing during the lessons, the main platforms I use are Skype and FaceTime.

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Choosing The Right Guitar and Amplifier 

When you're all set to begin your guitar lessons it's important to find the right guitar and amplifier for learning. Here's what Philip recommends!

Best Guitar For Beginners

How to Find The Best Guitar For Beginners

Choosing the right guitar for a beginner can sometimes be tricky. I recommend a guitar that is the correct size for the learner. Stay away from half-sized guitars because the string action can be high and the sound doesn't always resonate as well as a normal-sized guitar. 

The Best Electric Guitar For Beginners

If you are going to go for an electric I would recommend an SX Telecaster or a Harley Benton Telecaster which are a great buy and well within budget. 

The Best Acoustic Guitar For Beginners

If you are choosing an acoustic guitar, Fender, Ibanez and Takamine are all highly rated electric guitar brands that offer guitars at a mid-range price. 


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The Best Guitar Amp For Beginners

For a budget-friendly low-end amp to get you started I would recommend Harley Benton again. The best practice mini amp I would recommend is the Blackstar Fly 3 amp. This has a delay effect feature and has a great sound at a very affordable price.

Adding guitar pedals to your setup also enhances the sound depending on what music or genre you are trying to create. Building a pedalboard can really be a great addition to your sound and can add another dimension to your playing. 

Philip Michael Music

Guitar Teacher

Philip Michael Music

My name is Philip of Philip Michael Music, I have been teaching guitar for 11 years and I am also a music lecturer in an FE college. I have worked with students of all ages and levels. I also have experience in working with learners with EHCP’s. 

I teach electric guitar and acoustic guitar. I also teach Rockschool grades, popular and classic songs, guitar skills, music guitar theory, and beginner to advanced soloing techniques. My students have had a 98% success in exams. 

I have fully updated DBS, BA music degree, and am a fully qualified teacher with level 5 DTLS. I teach students which are from different ethnic backgrounds. I promote equality, embrace diversity and treat all my students with dignity and respect.

A big big thank you to all my clients and Bidvine for helping us stay connected!

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