Older Adult Beginner Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons in Bath & Online
We establish what you want to achieve and how we can work together to overcome any mental hurdles you might have (if any) with regards to age.
3 Steps to Mastering Guitar as an Older Adult
I will introduce you to my method of teaching, including the syllabus I use and help you write out a 15 minute practice routine each week that focuses on what you need to do to improve.
You continue to build confidence in your playing abilities as you nail your practice routine week by week and become a great guitar player who can play along to your favourite songs!
What You Will Learn
How to follow a practice routine to maximise progress
How to play songs by your favourite artists
Super easy ways to memorize the string notes
Simple exercises to help you learn and change between chords
What guitar TAB is and how to read it
How to read chord diagrams
What scales are and why they’re important
How to play basic melodies
A comprehensive approach to strumming patterns
How to learn songs by ear
How basic music theory will accelerate your learning
Five Benefits to Learning Guitar as an Older Adult
Cognitive Stimulation: Learning to play the guitar involves memory, concentration, and problem-solving. It can help improve cognitive function, memory, and mental agility, which is particularly important for older adults looking to keep their minds sharp.
Stress Reduction: Playing the guitar can be a relaxing and stress-relieving activity. The act of strumming or fingerpicking can be a soothing way to unwind and reduce stress and anxiety, promoting overall mental well-being.
Improved Dexterity: Guitar playing requires fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Older adults can benefit from improved finger strength and dexterity, which can have positive effects on everyday activities and hand health.
Social Interaction: Joining a guitar class or playing with friends can foster social interaction and a sense of community. Building relationships and sharing musical experiences can boost emotional well-being and combat loneliness.
Creative Outlet: Playing the guitar is a creative outlet that allows older adults to express themselves through music. Writing songs or arranging music can be a fulfilling way to channel creativity and connect with their artistic side.
What CGA Students Are Saying
“My guitar playing, improvisation, melody making, music theory knowledge and confidence have increased tenfold after these tutorials and lessons. After 20 years of being stuck playing Wonderwall on guitar, the fretboard has opened up for me, and I now instead create my own riffs and melodies” - Ole Alfheim (Online Student)
"Aaron has the class prepared before hand and is super patient. He pays a lot of attention to my hand movements and has an extra camera so you can watch his, which is really cool! We always have fun and he encourages you to keep the good work 🙂" - Angélica Tapia (Online Student)
"Aaron is a fantastic player and I would recommend Aaron as a great teacher with so much knowledge, its so refreshing to have someone explain the technicalities of the guitar 🎸 I'm loving it !!! Thanks Aaron 😊" Tim Hocking (Bath, UK)
"I wanted to get better at playing electric guitar for covers and improvisation, with a bit more sophistication, in a village band. Aaron has introduced just the right amount of relevant music theory and technique to complement what I've picked up over the years. I'm now playing basic but passable (to me) blues solos over a better understanding of the theory, with more confidence up the frets". - Tim Watts (Bath, UK)
"I found Aaron to be knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and ever patient as a music teacher. In a few sessions he enabled me to understand concepts I hadn't previously grasped in nearly two decades of guitar playing, which strengthened my ability to come up with my own tunes" - Daniel Absolon (Bath, UK)
"Rory had been having lessons but was very uninspired and not feeling like he was making any progress. Then we were introduced to Aaron and how things changed! His passion is back and every week he is learning something new. Online lessons are well structured and planned, as is the “homework” each week. Aaron is very experienced, knowledgeable and personable, and we would highly recommend him". - Laura Darlaston (Parent/Online Student)
"I have been a student of Aaron’s now for approx 6 months, in this time my progression has come in leaps and bounds. I’m 64 yrs old, Aaron is a tutor that makes you feel at ease where there is no pressure and no rush. You will achieve your goals and you always come away feeling you have achieved something from the lesson. If you want to learn to play guitar then Aaron’s your man. 🎸 PS He makes great coffee!!" - Dave Ball (Bristol, UK)
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