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Get a Kick Start On Your Guitar Playing!

by Darryl Powis This article is for you if you are in need of motivation for practising the guitar so that you can go on to achieve what you want on the guitar! It doesn’t matter if you are in the beginning of the year, the middle of a month, even the middle of the … Continue reading “Get a Kick Start On Your Guitar Playing!”



3 Reasons People Give Up On Guitar

There are three commonalities I’ve noticed in people who quit and give up trying to play the guitar: 1. Deciding Not to Be Successful- Every time I’ve encountered a new student who wants to just “try it out for a few months” to see if they like it quits shortly after buying their first guitar. … Continue reading “3 Reasons People Give Up On Guitar”



5 Ways To Get Your Child To Practice Guitar At Home

Most parents want their child to practice at home. They’ve signed them up for guitar lessons at our music school in Fort Worth, and they are desperately hoping their kid will love lessons so much that they’ll just want to do it on their own. And the truth is, most kids love their lessons- they … Continue reading “5 Ways To Get Your Child To Practice Guitar At Home”



Playing Plateaus: Why They Happen and How to Overcome Them

One thing’s for sure, plateaus happen in all kinds of activities: sports, academics, relationships, spiritual pursuits, etc. I’ve yet to meet anyone who’s never experienced a plateau of some sort. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it through their plateau to achieve the results they desire. A major factor in pushing through successfully is the way people view … Continue reading “Playing Plateaus: Why They Happen and How to Overcome Them”



The Mental Side Of Learning Guitar

By Paul Kleff Most guitar instruction focuses entirely on showing you how to “do things” on the guitar.  Learning guitar technique and the correct way to practice is crucial to your development and progress on the guitar.  Guitar players (especially beginners) often overlook the mental side of becoming a great musician. Learning how to stay … Continue reading “The Mental Side Of Learning Guitar”



Dispelling A Myth: If You Can Play Classical, You Can Play Anything Part 1:

Through my years of teaching and learning guitar there is one myth I’ve never been able to escape. “If you can play classical guitar, you can play anything.” So I’ve decided to create a small series of articles to put this myth to rest. Let’s ask a couple common sense questions first. If you wanted … Continue reading “Dispelling A Myth: If You Can Play Classical, You Can Play Anything Part 1:”



Why The “I Don’t Want To Force My Kid To Practice” Approach Is Ineffective

Your child asked for a guitar for Christmas or their birthday, so you got them one, hoping desperately that it wouldn’t be a waste of money. Months went by, and nothing happened. In fact, after Day 1, they never touched it again! So you found a guitar teacher in the Fort Worth area and got … Continue reading “Why The “I Don’t Want To Force My Kid To Practice” Approach Is Ineffective”



How To Guarantee Your Success On The Guitar

Congratulations! You’ve decided to play the guitar, but maybe you are unsure about your success, or maybe you are questioning whether this is really for you, if you have “what it takes.” I can tell you that after 10 years of teaching guitar in Fort Worth and working with over 1000 students that success is … Continue reading “How To Guarantee Your Success On The Guitar”



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