Skype Guitar Lessons For Electric Guitarists In New Zealand

Progress Faster Learning From The Comfort Of Your Home

Although most of my students live in Auckland and have their lessons in my home teaching studio, I also have students that I teach online via Skype.

Some of the benefits of my Skype guitar lessons include…

  •  Increased time available for practice. By not having to drive to your lessons, you’ll be able to use that saved time to practice instead.
  • Faster progress with structured learning. When you become a Skype guitar student of mine, I’ll set aside a regular weekly time slot for you. This helps you get into a routine of weekly lessons, which helps to speed up your progress. (I’ve found that people that attend lessons on a more casual basis tend to progress slower).
  • Save money. By not having to drive to lessons, you’ll use less petrol and have less wear and tear on your car. If you normally have to arrange a babysitter to attend your lesson, you’ll no longer have to do that.
  • Miss fewer lessons because of unforeseen circumstances. Students often miss lessons due to unforeseen circumstances. While many of these won’t be avoidable by being a Skype student, some will be. For example: If you’re a bit sick but still feel well enough for a lesson, your lesson can still go ahead as planned. (There’s no chance of spreading your cold or flu via Skype! smile ).

Why Get Skype Guitar Lessons From Me?

Because every man and his dog is giving guitar lessons via Skype, it can be pretty daunting trying to find a Skype guitar teacher.

Rather than trying to give you the “hard sell” here, it would be better for you to take some time to explore this website. You might also want to download my info pack to see if I might be the teacher for you.

What equipment will I need to do Skype guitar lessons?

At the very minimum, you’ll need…

  • A guitar.
  • A guitar amp, guitar lead and tuner.
  • A computer or tablet with Skype installed on it.
  • A webcam with microphone. (The built-in ones in your laptop or tablet should be fine).
  • A metronome or metronome app on your phone.
  • Speakers or headphones.
  • A reasonably fast internet connection.
  • A quiet room with minimal distractions.
What sort of webcam and microphone will I need?

If you’re using a laptop or tablet, then you can most likely use the built-in webcam and microphone. For many students, this will be more than adequate.

But if the built-in webcam and microphone aren’t of reasonably high quality, you might consider buying an external webcam. I personally use a Logitech C920 webcam and have been very happy with it.

How fast does my internet connection have to be?

For HD video calling, the Skype website recommends the following…

  • A minimum download speed of 1.2 Mbps
  • A minimum upload speed of 1.2 Mpbs

 If you are on a fibre connection, then you will definitely have fast enough internet.

 Even if you have an ADSL plan, that should be more than good enough for Skype guitar lessons. 

 If you’re unsure of how fast your connection is, I recommend running a speed test on: SpeedTest.net

How do I get started with Skype guitar lessons?

The best way is to contact me via email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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“I had been playing guitar for a long time and thought that I could play alright. But when I finally decided to try and become a really good player, I headed over to YouTube and watched some guys showing off. I then bought some over priced video lessons of guys showing off, and then a couple of dvd’s of guys showing off. I watched them all, fumbled around trying to do what they were doing, and pretty quickly realised that I was feeling…

  • Quite inadequate.
  • Very frustrated.
  • Overwhelmed with where to start and…
  • Didn’t know how to practise any of these things.

Then I found Craig, and he explained to me that he wouldn’t just teach me a few flashy licks and tricks, but would teach me how to play guitar. And that is what he did with a very well thought out, concise set of lessons that improved all of my techniques and theory behind them.

After studying with Craig for a couple of years I can now say that I can play, understand the guitar and how it works, and what all the big words mean. Although I certaintly can’t yet play everything I want to or at the speed that i’d like to, he has given me the tools to achieve it.

I will be always grateful for the time and effort that Craig has put into my playing, and I would recommend him to anyone from sit at home noodlers to the shred heads that need a few tweaks to get up to 200bpm.Craig is a damn good teacher,and he will make you a better player”.

Stu Mitchell

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