Guitar Lessons In Tulsa | Keeping Lessons Fun
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All right? This topic is about keeping guitar lessons in Tulsa fun. It is super important that we keep our guitar lessons in Tulsa fun and keep the students engaged and enjoying their experience with us at Christmas music Academy. That they’re enjoying your guitar lessons in Tulsa, that they’re doing my guitar lessons in Tulsa and that they know that you like them and that you are a, are wanting them these guitar lessons in Tulsa to be fun. And it kinda just keeps the student around longer, you know, which is very important to you know them and to you and to your pocket. So, without further ado, my points are going to be about getting to know your student and how important that is and how asking questions will help that help you get to know your student.
My second point is about throwing a curve ball every once in awhile and giving some examples on that. And then thirdly is a few fun exercises you can use to kind of spice up the lesson time and to just kind of inject some energy and some fun into your students’ guitar lessons in Tulsa.So first point is about getting to know the student. You want to definitely to get to know anyone, you need to ask questions. To get to know anyone you need to spend time with them to get time is kind of the commodity of relationships. So in your, in your 30 minutes, whether it’s 30 minutes or 45 minutes or an hour, you want to make sure that you’re learning constantly about the student every single lesson.
Whether that’s asking the student questions about things that they like, what they dislike, their goals, you know, kind of keeping in mind that this is a professional environment and that we are at a music Academy and that we are their instructor. They are our student. We also though pride ourselves in being your coach and your friend at Curtis music Academy. And this is a value of ours.And this value indicates that, you know, we have freedom as instructors to teach them as well as we can with the most energy and with the most fun that we can.
But also having that kind of personal touch and being an an ear to the student and what’s going on in their lives. We want our students to open up to us and be, be kind of, we want to be friends. We don’t just want to be your instructor and have no personal relationship with you. We want to get to know you. We want to have fun with you. We want to enjoy the journey with you. And so it’s gonna be a fun time. So getting to know your students, it’s going to be best for you to ask questions and also put them in situations where you know by the material that you’re teaching.
This kind of push them a little bit in good, challenging, challenged them a little bit in good ways, challenged their skill, maybe challenged their, their knowledge, maybe challenged their, their, you definitely want to challenge the knowledge, but you also want to kind of challenge their, speed at which they can play, you know, challenge.They’re really, they’re knowledge is what I’m trying to say. So, questions. Questions is important to you. Kind of maintain and kind of keep learning more about your students. And so ask, write down your questions and also ask as many questions as possible. My second point is called just throwing a curve ball every once in a while. Hey, how about we, how about we just drop what we’re doing and let me play you a song I think you’ll really enjoy. And I think that you will be able to learn in the future and then just start playing and playing as fast as you can. Just kind of not showing off but just like, you know, play a fun song.
Something that maybe they can also join in with you in, whether that’s something you guys just learned.But kind of just teaching them enough to kind of play with you on the particular song you guys are learning.And then just kind of keeping it fun. Just kinda like throw no random curve ball like that. Or just saying, Hey, let’s put our guitars down and let’s use quarter notes and just Pat as fast as you can. Quarter notes on your, on your lap. And then I’m going to Pat on my, my legs, eighth notes in, in a, in response to your kind of your tapping. I’m going to kind of add something to your tapping.
So just kinda creating fun rhythms with each other or Hey, just saying pop quiz, you know, just kind of that pop quiz type thing but not so as boring, but just kind of more fun using music as a means to as to, to use, to, to kind of introduce this stuff, like a fun song or like a fun riff or, or trying to, you know, if you knew a few, if they, if you and the student know of the same song, maybe choosing a fun or really cool sounding part of that song and seeing if the student can kind of play it by ear or pick it out.
And that way they can kind of apply and use the skills that they may have acquired and also maybe apply some things that they didn’t even know that they could do. So that’s when we can, we can do that just kind of by throwing some curve balls in there [inaudible] as I call them. And then, you know, thirdly just thrown in there some, some curve balls which could be in the form of just fun exercises. I think fun exercises are, are, are some of the best and most efficient ways to learn guitars is because you know, you can, for instance, learn and use warmup number one, warm up number one is when we take our pointer finger, put it up the first string, first fret and their second finger, first string, second fret, third finger, first string, third fret, fourth finger, fourth fret on that first training.
And so one, two, three, four. And then sliding down a fret. Each time you finish with that pinky just kind of sliding down. I kind of call this for little kids, in guitar lessons in Tulsa the Caterpillar warmup or the ladybug warm up. You know, a Caterpillar has multiple legs and it kind of looks like it’s flowing or doing the worm on a tree branch or whatever. And for adults, I’d just say warmup number one, and they get it, you know. So, one way you could, you could make this even more fun is, maybe doing a speed test or starting off slow and then gradually getting faster and seeing how fast you and your students can do it together until you guys just, your fingers lose control and they run off the fret board.
You know, things like that, you know, or you know, having your student run warm up number one and you playing something really fun and cool to kind of match that. You know, that’s an, that’s an example. Another example is using scales in your guitar lessons in Tulsa. I think scales are super fun. I still do them to this day and I’ve been playing guitar for at least 10 years going on 11 years. Well I started playing when I was 12. I’m now 23 and so about 13 years actually. And so, scales has always been something I’ve gravitated to when trying to keep my, my guitar chops, my finger chops up with, with mine guitar.
I will kind of start off slow, you know, I’ll take the G scale for instance, and just run the G skills start to finish. And then I’ll just kind of run it, with my eyes closed and see if I can do it there. And then I’ll up to speed and see if I can close my eyes and do it, go down and up that scale at the same time.Or I’ll try to run the entire S G major scale all the way down the neck and then all the way back up the neck during guitar lessons in Tulsa.
And then I’ll close my eyes and maybe try to do it again, all the way down the neck and all the way up the neck, my eyes close and then do that in accordance with the speed and speeding up and slowing down and things like that, you know, or using those scales to play to a song that I know that is in the cube sheet and kind of riffing in the scales. And so that’s one thing you can definitely do with your student. That would be fun, which would also be helpful and, is a means to learn, how to use the scales. And so any way you can do that to kind of just throw in there some fun things, some out of the blue things, to get to know your students better is going to be very great.
And then my last point is just, you know, at the concerts, you know, we have two annual concerts at Curtis music Academy a year and this is a great time for you to get to know your student better and get to know their family better, their parents better. And maybe just, you know, sit at their table. If you’re at a table nearby that your student is sitting at, you know, spending at least 10, five, 10 minutes maybe to just talk with them and just relate with them and talk about maybe some other topics other than just music, but maybe, talking about what they want for Christmas. You know, we have a Christmas, kind of a Christmas concert coming up for our students of guitar lessons in Tulsa. This would be our second annual concert. And that is one way I’m definitely gonna get to know my students better. And I hope you do too. At your next concert or gathering.