My Favourite Teaching Phrases

My Favourite Teaching Phrases

In this week’s post I’m collating my top 5 phrases I say to students generally anywhere from beginner to early intermediate. Why? Well in lessons I’m frequently saying these as they are vital to fundamental technique, and so for practice at home it’s great to be...
Teaching Yourself Songs

Teaching Yourself Songs

This week’s blog is inspired by a lesson I had with a student this week. I’ve long believed as a teacher – especially in this day in age – with such a vast amount of resources online, that a large part of my role as a teacher is to teach students how to...
Mental Benefits of Music

Mental Benefits of Music

Alright, first post of the year! Considering this time of the year, I wanted to make this first post a bit more of an inspirational post, rather than so much a meaty post about musical concepts. I was inspired in one of my first lessons of the year by a conversation...
Are You Stuck In A Guitar Rut? – Part 2

Are You Stuck In A Guitar Rut? – Part 2

In part 1 last week I wrote about how a new focus can freshen up your playing and practicing when you feel like you’re bored and/or plateauing. This week I’m back for part 2 with some of my favorite exercises to break out of a rut.     Here we go! 1) Go to a different...
Are You Stuck In A Guitar Rut?

Are You Stuck In A Guitar Rut?

For this week’s blog we have a special guest writer, the newest teacher on board at TMTG and also the awesome lead guitarist from Esimorp I hope you enjoy the great insight that Ric has into breaking a guitar rut, I sure did!     Before joining a real band (you...
5 Tips to Safeguard your New Year’s Resolution

5 Tips to Safeguard your New Year’s Resolution

Whether you admit it or not, everyone has New Year’s resolutions of some description. For many, learning guitar is one of those resolutions.   So to help you see it through, I’ve decided to share with you 5 key tips that are easy to implement and which...