Eric Patrick Clapton was born on 30 March 1945 in his grandparents' home at 1 The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England. He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (b. 7 January 1929, d. March 1999) and Edward Walter Fryer (b. 21 March 1920, d. 1985), a 24-year-old Canadian soldier stationed in England during World War II. Before Clapton was born, Fryer returned to his wife in Canada. Pat's par...
To be able to become an accomplished guitar player, having a guitar teacher that inspires and pushes you to become better is essential to speed up that process.
For many people, they think they can learn the guitar themselves and yes, some people can. But I think they are the exception.
For most people, it’s much easier to learn to play the guitar from a guitar teacher who has a track record of helping other students.
For a musician looking for a guitar teacher, you want one that has a great understanding of the instrument. But is also able to help you understand the guitar, and unlock it’s potential.
Whether you want to play pop, country, rock, metal. There are principles in place that your guitar teacher should be able to help you with.
I find that the best guitar schools are the ones in major citys. One of my favourite guitar school in London is Guitar Tuition East London. They have a range of students.
They have a big focus on helping their students perform, and do a lot of singing and playing. As well as songwriting and being in bands. Whether that’s playing covers or original pieces.
The most important thing is to make sure you gel with your guitar teacher and get on with them . But also communicate too. If you don’t want to be learning ba ba black sheep, they should make you. And if they are being too strict with a specific repertoire that they want you to learn, then ask to do something different.
As a musician, you are not there to do grades, you are there for musical development. And that may be a long process. So it’s important you get on a path that’s right for you.