- Your child will need a classical guitar, which has nylon strings making it easier to fret the notes at the beginning.
- The Guitarist's Way: Book 1 by Nuttall/Whitworth, widely available at Musicroom and Amazon as well as local music shops.
- A guitar footstool will also be required for correct posture. This is used to raise the left foot a few inches from the ground, improving playing position.
- A small notepad where weekly assignments can be written. Please note; a free practice book is provided for students having lessons in schools through Hertfordshire Music Service.
- All students should aim to bring their guitars, books and equipment to lessons wherever possible.
- Make sure the fingernails of the student's fretting hand (the one that holds down notes on the guitar neck) are very short. Students with long nails often find it difficult to get a clear sound and take longer to progress.
- Regular practice is essential to progress! Practising 10 minutes each day is better than 40 minutes every four days so aim to find a regular time of the day that works for you.
- It's worth getting a guitar tuner to keep their guitar tuned. If you own a smart phone or tablet, GuitarTuna is an excellent app worth downloading.