Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar / Ukulele
Is the guitar suitable for all ages?
There is no particular 'best age' to start learning the guitar (or ukulele) - it does depend on the individual child or adult. I have known students successfully learn the guitar from the age of 5, because they could concentrate long enough to work one-to-one with a teacher, and they were able to practise in between lessons. It is important to find a teacher who is comfortable and experienced in teaching the younger age-group. There are some lovely guitar books available that are pitched perfectly for the younger beginner - I would particularly recommend 'Progressive Guitar Method For Young Beginners: Book 1'.
Should I buy or rent an instrument?
There are a number of options when it comes to acquiring an instrument:
How do I know which make of guitar to buy?
When making the important decision of buying a guitar, you can't beat going into a music shop, speaking to an expert and trying out the instruments in real life.
Which size guitar do I need?
You'll find all the information you need about guitar types and sizes in this useful article by PMT: www.pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2010/10/14/what-guitar-size-should-i-buy/
What social opportunities are there for guitar learners?
There are many exciting opportunities to collaberate with other musicians as a guitarist, including: