Guitar Lessons Tulsa | The Learning Process
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Hey, my name is Steven and I’m giving you topics and talking about things that are beneficial when giving guitar lessons Tulsa as well as any type of music lesson. And that was the door. So my topic today is going to be about, you know, what I learned when receiving guitar lessons Tulsa or what I’ve been learning through receiving, you know, many different guitar lessons Tulsa when it, whether it’s a boy or girl, whether it’s age, whether it’s the, the skill level, there’s tons of terms or conditions. There’s tons of different variables in the music lessons, experience and even teaching. So, you know, let’s go on and go into some of that. I’ve something that I’ve learned when teaching guitar lessons Tulsa as long as I have. I’ve only been teaching guitar lessons for five going on six years now. And I have a ton of things that I have learned over the last five to six years.
Whenever I started giving guitar lessons Tulsa, I was about 18, 18. I’m 23 now. Yeah. So five and a half years I’ve been giving guitar lessons. And so when I turned 18, I didn’t have a ton of students starting off. I actually started off with one student, my first student who, had one of the biggest, disabilities actually when it comes to guitar playing. And it wasn’t that she didn’t have arms, but it was that she couldn’t, she was blind. She was legally blind. And so I’ve had a blind student as my very first student and actually, which was really a challenge, but it was a great opportunity at the same time. So I began teaching the student. I began to,, take what they already knew, if anything about guitar lessons Tulsa and or guitar at all, kind of just assessed where they were.
And then I began to kind of formulate after meeting with them and gathering all the information and the data and the facts about where they’re at, I began to go home and begin to kind of formulate a path for that particular student. I began to formulate kind of objectives and I really got to hear maybe some of their goals as well in that. and kind of what their aim was, where they, where they really wanted to go, what they really wanted to learn, maybe whatever, whether that was songs or you know, just where they’re, where they’re at in their mind, whether they see themselves with the instrument and, and learning the instrument. Why did they, you know, how long did they see themselves learning, you know, and then what did they want to ultimately do kind of with their skill or future near, near, near future found skills.
So, I began to kind of formulate a plan as to, to hit their goals and then I just, you know, immediately began giving the guitar lessons Tulsa And that’s where really a lot of the learning started because a lot of, a lot of teaching is learning, at least for me, like teaching in that 30 minute lesson. A lot of my guitar lessons Tulsa are, a lot of my guitar lessons are 30 minutes. So in that 30 minutes, I’m not only teaching, I’m also learning. I’m learning how the student learns, you know, I wish that was something you could really know at the very beginning. It would make lists, giving guitar lessons and giving music lessons in general, a lot easier. But you know, it’s life. So you live and you learn. And so I, began giving lessons to this individual who was legally blind. She
couldn’t see. She was also in a wheelchair so she could not walk. And so, having to find a way to get the guitar she had into the seat that she was the chair she was in, having to fit her fingers. She was kind of a slightly overweight child and she was a little, slightly older than me at the time. She was associate, wasn’t a child, but she, had many disabilities, many, many challenges, yet she did learn to play. And so I think I just learned in that with that particular student about myself and I learned about her, you know, and the, the, the drive a human can have, a person can have despite the disability, despite the hindrances or despite the adversity. What I learned with, my first year, I only had two, I think two students. My first year of giving guitar lessons. I learned that, you know, it’s, it’s crucial to have a plan and to know what you’re going to teach before you teach it.This, this helps to kind of save time and effort.
It also saves you from being fired from the job, so to speak, or you know, the student being unhappy with the progress and maybe the, this expediency of the pro, the progress, you know, it comes to guitar lessons. I’ve learned that people really want to see results fast and they just want to get from a to B. They’re not very patient, but some are more patient than others. So have a plan. Having a plan is what I really learned to.I learned that, you know, when it comes to people, if the, whatever you set your mind to, you can really go about achieving and achieve it. You know, there’s no, there are physical hindrances, but there are other ways to still learn and get things done. So that was a huge learning year for me. I also had other students, I had, you know, a student of my own family who was five at the time and I was teaching her Ukulele, but still kind of a guitar instrument.
We ended up getting her a smaller guitar and, I just learned in that time, you know, with her being four as opposed to 20 as a 20 year old, you know, that five-year-olds are very, they have very short attention spans and that, you know, lessons for this age group of say, you know, five to 10 to 11 kind of need to be rather quick and shifty. You know, they kind of, we need to kind of keep them simple and do some and they need to be also more fun. You know, kids like fun, they don’t really have a, they have a short attention span of probably 30 seconds. And then that 30 seconds it’s really important that you hit you, you, you captivate them in that first 30 seconds of the guitar lesson and that you give them something that they can do immediately.
And also find fun. So whether that be starting with one string and playing Mary had a little lamb or something simple like happy birthday, you know, letting the repertoire be a very, very simple repertoire as opposed to complicated. When it comes to kids you want to enter in with the angle of fun and simple. So that was with kids and you know, as I began to teach longer, I got more students with different age groups. I feel like I’ve gotten every single age group so far. Even when it comes to seventies, I have students who are you know, eight all the way to 70, and I have, probably taught about 30 to a hundred people since then, but are since, you know, in that five years. And so it’s just been very, very eyeopening and just, you know, age groups on understanding what age groups there are and also kind of how they are, meaning attention span, styles of music that they like with thick age group sees is fun, you know, group is, is really huge.
And understanding also take the individual approach as to how they specifically learn. Because I learned that, you know, there are many different learning styles. There are about five. And so I ended up, you know, over the course of five years, I want to say I really, to get ahead of the curve. I really had to research and study and become a student myself of, of students, a student of students or a teacher or, you know, I had to really understand my audience, so to speak. And so I continue even to this day to do research on who I am teaching so that I can be ahead of the curve and kind of be more efficient when it comes to teaching. I also research, you know, how to teach better, how, what, how to formulate, how to form lessons. That’s it.