"I am both a beginner and a long ago reasonable player of classical guitar.
In those long ago days I had one-to-one teaching from an exceptionally brilliant concert guitarist. I felt lucky and had no doubts about how I would progress and play 'properly'.
It didn't happen ~ I got so far, and then the frustrations (inevitable, I've since discovered) set in. I started to spend too long on even more frustrating practice sessions and ended up in pain, physically and mentally. I just wanted to play the damn thing, I didn't want to be a concert player! My Guitar went into the back of a dark cupboard, but even though 'life got in the way' I never forgot about it, the desire was there, the inspiration had gone.
Years later when I finally had some time, I rescued my guitar thinking I could go it alone - after all, I knew enough about it - didn't I? Soon, the same old, same old made me want to put it back in its hiding place.
I listened to as many guitarists as I had time for, hence the discovery of my present teacher, Brian Waldron, but he lived in LA and I lived in Spain.
I was sceptical about on-line lessons, but within ten minutes of my first Skype lesson with Brian, I knew I'd made one of the best decisions ever. He had already picked up problems I didn't know I had, and his explanations as to why and how to correct were precise and clear. His patience, knowledge and understanding of 'how' to teach is beyond compare. In a few short weeks Brian has wiped out the frustration and given me back the inspiration. If you're looking for a teacher, I couldn't recommend Brian highly enough.