Mythbusting2: I don’t have the time

There are many myths surrounding learning a musical instrument and I’m here to bust ’em!

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2. I don’t have the time

According to a study by Ofcom, British adults watch an average of 3.8 hours of television per day. That’s over 25 hours per week! Relaxing as it may be to slump in front of the television after a hard days work, you could also argue that it is the “opium of the masses”. Although television can be a useful tool for unwinding, you may also agree that much of what we watch does nothing for us. It doesn’t achieve anything and gets us nowhere. If you’re brave enough to admit that you indulge in an “average” amount of sofatime, you have also just identified many hours worth of potential time in which you could achieve something fulfilling and worthwhile that has the potential to change the quality of your life immeasurably. Just check out what some of my adult students have to say here.

However, perhaps you already have many important commitments as well as family time which demands your attention, leaving little time for even your favourite TV shows. If this is the case, you will already know the importance of time management and if you are truly dedicated to achieving your dreams on the guitar, you will already be thinking of how to maximise your schedule in order to make the necessary progress. You will also appreciate how every moment spent learning your instrument is an important investment which will pay you back with enjoyment and personal satisfaction over many years to come.

It is also important to realise that when it comes to progress on your instrument, the old adage of “quality not quantity” really does count. Effective, daily practice of 20 mins which has been structured by an experienced teacher is far more effective than several hours of unstructured practice once a week.

So if you want to know how to practice the RIGHT things, come for a free half hour Introductory Session to find out more about how my teaching methods can help you learn guitar.


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Notting Hill Guitar School. Lessons are provided at our studio on Portobello Road, West London.

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I have found Seb to be a great teacher. I would heartily recommend anyone who wants to improve what they do, and expand the range of their playing material, to get in touch

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