Mark teaches guitar students to read sheet music
The gift of music is something we can all relish. Unfortunately, some of us can be disenfranchised from something so pure and joyful due to the standards of others. For example, when I was in elementary school, I remember I did not test into the music program and was told I wasn’t musically-inclined. This was disheartening, but as I grew older and ventured into my own interests, I bought an electric guitar, held on to it, was disappointed due to a poor music teacher, gave up, and eventually made my way back to my neglected instrument when I found Mark.
Since I’ve begun guitar lessons, I’m playing just fine and as long as I practice, I’m up to par with Mark’s standards and expectations. I’d have to attribute my success to the well-planned lessons, otherwise, motivation would probably be circling the drain by now. I believe the key is the progression of learning and understanding the ins and outs of guitar essentials.
Nowadays, it seems most guitar students can strum away but are lacking in the finesse of such things such as the old art of reading sheet music. Fortunately, this is also covered with Mark’s lesson plans. I appreciate the fact that I’m learning to read sheet music now so that once I do move on to strumming along to the plentiful chord sheets available online, I’ll have a strong foundation for playing music, arming me with the confidence to be a great guitarist.