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Nov 8, 2018 - 2:46:35 PM
2 posts since 11/7/2018

My wife is a little over a year into learning flatpick guitar. She has learned a few fiddle tunes and can play backup well. I'd like to surprise her with lessons online to help get her to the next level and help her get to where she feels confident in a jam. Unfortunately, I have no idea who is out there or where to search! Any help is greatly appreciated.

Nov 10, 2018 - 5:29:05 AM
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463 posts since 8/26/2008

cWell .... there are several directions to go. Search on YouTube, there are many good free lessons and even more less than good ones 

You can join a "service" that has recorded lessons with TAB and get feedback on your progress from video recordings you post to the teacher example Artist Works or Banjo Ben Clark  who can be found on YouTube

Or you can employ a teacher that teaches over an online connection using a service like SKYPE ... for that you will need a computer connection with a certain amount of bandwidth to get good picture and sound. SKYPE tests your connection as part of the registration process. The service is free.

Lastly a local music store teacher may or may not be available. 

I do the SKYPE lessons ...... It allows the student to find a teacher that suits ther personal and musical style.  Luck.... R/ 

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:54:09 AM

2 posts since 11/7/2018

SKYPE lessons are exactly what I am looking for. My wife would benefit from one-on-one teaching. I was hoping for recommendations to specific skype instructors as I don't know any of the instructors as I have no knowledge of flatpick guitar.

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:11:19 AM

463 posts since 8/26/2008

Hmmmm ... the thing is that an instructor has to "match up with the student" . I had to go through several teachers before I found one that matched up with my style expectations and my learning style. Lessons generally cost a dollar a minute. Most teachers want a minimum of an hour a month if not two hours. I will ask my teacher if he is looking for more SKYPE students or if he can recommend a SKYPE teacher. R/

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:40:19 AM

257 posts since 4/22/2009

Have you checked out the teacher's list on this hangout? If not, look on the left hand side of the page and under Learn, click on Find a Teacher. Maybe there's one in your area or some that teach via the internet and Skype.

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