How Much Time Do I Need To Practice Guitar To Take Lessons From You?
Practice guitar as much as you realistically can, given your other responsibilities in life. Do your best to practice something every day (even for a few minutes).
You are going to become a better guitarist when you study with me, even if you only practice guitar 20-30 minutes per day.
Here is why:
I will teach you how to squeeze more progress from every minute of your practice time.
I’ll give you specific lessons on how to solve your guitar playing problems and learn the skills you need more quickly.
I’ll also show you how to practice away from your guitar, so you can improve fast even if your time is limited.
I will help you when you get stuck in weekly Office Hour sessions.
You can come to ask me questions about anything you want and I’ll help you understand anything you are confused on. This means you’ll know exactly what to do during your practice time.
We will do live video guitar practice sessions.
This means: you, me and my other students all practice guitar together.
What do we work on? Anything you don’t feel motivated to practice alone. Bring those things to these practices sessions and buckle down.
It’s surprising how productive you can be when I'm watching you practice and all you see are dozens of people working hard on their playing.
My students often say these live video practice sessions make boring guitar practice feel more fun than it’s ever been.
I don’t expect you to master each lesson fully before moving on to the next lesson.
As long as you understand what’s in each lesson and can play its exercises even slowly, you are ready to move on to the next lesson when it comes.
I know you will fall behind on practicing sometimes and life will get in the way of practicing.
This is normal.
When this happens, simply reach out to me and I will make the right adjustments to your lesson strategy to help you catch up.
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“I found Tom Hess on the net through articles, and I read quite a few of those before I went to Tom’s website. Even though I’m not a metal player at all, and Tom is obviously a metal player, I could still see that his ideas and way of teaching could really benefit me. So I pretty much signed up for online guitar lessons with Tom straight away once I’d gone through the website, and it’s just been a real eye opener with the way he teaches…”
... the integration of concepts that he’ll give you and having a really structured strategy… not just week to week lessons, but things that - you can see from one lesson to the next - really develop and continue to work on your technique and your theory and aural skills and those types of things. So I’d played a long time… 20 years before I really caught onto Tom, and I’d had a lot of lessons, and I’d taught and played but I can really see improvements in my technique, sweeping, and picking which weren’t strong parts of my playing.
I feel like Tom has a good gauge of where you’re at as a guitar player and what you need, and there just seemed to be so much more stuff in the lessons week to week than what you’d ever get in an hour or so in a one on one lesson… way more. So yeah I think that and the forum. I think, I’d pay the money just for the forum. That alone would be fine… I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all. So that alone is massive!
The price for the lessons, that’s nothing... nothing. You know, I think it’s, pretty cheap to be honest. I don’t mean that in a bad way, cheap. Cheap is not a good word, but I just think it’s great value… awesome value. I mean, you know, you could pay that for one-to-one lessons and you just don’t get the same results and support of the forum and the content and the strategies.
Other teachers I’ve had have been good players, and some have become good friends too. But when I’ve started lessons with Tom I’ve got something to compare that to and a lot of it is just sort of teaching songs from week to week… a lot of the lesson will be left up to you… you’ll go to your lesson and they’ll be like what do you want to do today? At the time I said, oh do this song or that song, but with Tom you start to realize that you know, there’s more to it… the goals and you know he’s sort of more in contact with what you want to be able to do as a player, because he’s asking you the questions and then setting up the strategies, so I find that really good.
Yeah I can see more results in 18 months in a lot of areas in my playing than you know 20 years. So it’s sort of, you know, would’ve been great 20 years ago to have met Tom.
Simon Candy, Melbourne, Australia