What if there is no
classical guitar instructor in your town or city?
Upon the surface or during
an initial look this may be true; there may be no
official classical guitar instructors available to you
but there is no doubt a large list of teachers who teach
rock guitar. And one thing about the genre of rock and
rock guitarists is that they have a reverence for
classical guitarists because classical guitarists are
renowned for their technical ability -classical
guitarists are simply great guitarists and any rock
guitarist can probably name his favorite classical
guitarists. To overcome the lack of an official
classical guitar instructor you can simply ask rock
guitar instructors if they are willing to take on a
child that wants to learn classical guitar. Many of them
will jump at the chance because it will also broaden
their horizons and musical ability.
But there is one question
you should ask any potential rock guitar instructor.
Make sure that he or she can read sheet music reasonably
well. This is of paramount importance for learning
classical guitar. Some instructors may not fit this
requirement because rock guitarists often learn their
craft through ear training and using tablature, which is
a notation form of music. This type of instructor
wouldn't be suitable for a student of classical guitar.
The classical guitar
sometimes has the reputation of being a bit of a
high-class instrument. But it is an instrument that
crosses all genres of music and if you are considering
the classical guitar for you child I applaud your
decision. It is an instrument that can bring him or her
a lifetime of musical enrichment and enjoyment.