I have always loved music; I have played for as long as I can remember. So I’m always excited when my children expressing interest in music. I get especially excited about opportunities for my kids to learn child’s play but also to be inspired Guitar 360 Method and the Guitar 360 1st Semester Course is an online course in learning to play guitar. Created to give you a firm foundation for creating music on your guitar and making sure you have fun too! This is a fun and affordable way to learn how to enjoy that guitar that is hiding in the closet. 😛
Krisz Simonfali, of Guitar 360 Method, began learning at an early age, isn’t that the best time for us to learn anything really? I love how he speaks to learning but also experiencing boredom and frustration. For a time, he quit altogether and then he began to create this class he determined to build a program that would be fun as well as practical, that would build confidence and encourage creativity. Because that stuff matters too. My oldest son is notorious for this very thing! He is very musically inclined but struggles to stick to it. I don’t know how many lessons and teachers we have gone through and I just know when he can follow through, when he can learn to really express himself, and enjoy the music experience, he will gain so much from it.
So when we learned that we would have the chance to review this one, we hurried to sign up for the free guitar course he offers for absolute beginners. As you can see there is also Bonus Song Lessons 1 and 2. If you are looking for something that will make learning to play the guitar a real treat, this is a great opportunity. Be sure to check it out for yourself. We are learning everything you can imagine from rhythm, to ear training, chords and scales, dynamics and textures, music theory, solo playing and how to play in any key. Can I add that for my younger son it was really awesome but one of the songs he could learn to play was a song we sing at our own church? Awesome!!
The Semester 1 course is approximately 13-weeks long and picks up right where the free course leaves off. This is great program for beginners (my younger son) and also to refresh your skills (my oldest son) if your guitar is a bit dusty. ( I think when I last played I was the same age as my oldest daughter).
Since my oldest son has to be a part of our church’s worship team I thought this was a great opportunity for him. Younger son and my older daughter were excited about this one too (all three of them have guitars).
While this course does not recommend any specific age, the instructor I saw children from 9 on up and recommends this for those who are 15 and older. That’s said, I use this with my daughter who is 7, and my two boys who are 9 and 13.
Want to know something really neat? This course is also college accredited at the Visible Music College. They will have dual enrollment for homeschoolers in 2019 too! How exciting is that? We aren’t there yet but it is good to know.
I love the enthusiasm and the excitement my boys have about playing since we received this course. In fact as I write this review, they’re watching and learning with this course. My oldest son has even told his youth group leader that he is learning guitar so he can play with the worship team downstairs “in a few weeks.” Only time will tell but he fully plans to be the guitarist for their worship team and I do love that he is motivated to do something for the Lord.
This course really does cover so much! I was amazed at how well he teaches not just the chords, but the other stuff too. He is an amazing teacher and while we are not done with this course yet, we are enjoying working through the lessons one step at a time. My younger son said this is the best teacher he has ever “met” and he is really starting to progress with his guitar (even though he refused to let me video him to show you). Also, right now, Guitar 360 Method is offering a 20% discount to home school families, using the coupon code: HOMESCHOOL20. Don’t miss out! There are so many amazing benefits that come from learning and playing music! Let’s encourage and engage our kids. 🙂
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