Play Guitar with Pleasure, Not Pressure
Practice makes perfect they say, but constant practice without so much drive might be less productive and might make you stop the ride.
Rachel Johnaton is a guitar instructor, string quartet member and regular performer who believes that learning the guitar should not be added to the list of chores you have to do each day. It should be fun and as engaging as possible.
What makes me stand out the most from the other guitar instructors is that I try to focus more on the joy you get from playing, as opposed to mastering tedious scales and mechanical exercises. These things are important, yes but there's so much more to playing the guitar than that. So you can play a G Pentatonic scale with your eyes closed? Great. But can you strum the chords to She Loves You by The Beatles? Or pick the lead to Stairway to Heaven? With this philosophy in mind, I teach by using actual songs that you can sing along with. This keeps the lessons fun and keeps the kids motivated.
While Rachel's philosophy wants you to get pleasure, not pressure, out of learning the guitar; it's her delight to shore you up to learn, write and play your own songs. Furthermore, she loves to put attention to her student's artistic ventures.
I always want to be perceived as laid back and approachable. I encourage my students to suggest songs that they'd enjoy learning, show me 'ditties' that they've worked out on their own, or songs they've written. I also try to support any artistic endeavour my students may have by attending concert, art shows, theatre performance, etc.
Grab your guitar now, learn it easy, and play it the Rachel's way.