I was recently chatting with one of the moms at P’Diddy’s football game. I knew her son of course who was in P’s class, but today she was telling me a story about her 11 year old daughter. She was a guitarist, singer and songwriter who had her street performance license to perform in cool places. She was just in the LA area and was heard by someone famous who happened to walk by while she was playing. This young girl is probably now going places and you know how it all started?
A gift of a guitar when she was young.
I went on to share my excitement about guitar playing with her. C’Man is 15 and has wanted to play the guitar for a long time, but life just gets in the way and we never signed him up for steady lessons. In July, I shared Teaching Teens Online Guitar Lessons with Fender here on the blog. He now learns from home – at his pace! This is perfect for us because between high school work and rocking climbing team he doesn’t have much time to spare.
Last night we were at our church service listening to the fantastic band and I whispered in his ear, “just think one day that could be you playing up there.” He grinned. I know he can see it.
Why we love Fender Play:
Choose from well-known songs to learn. C’Man is into country music and so his customized curriculum is built around that. It’s his Path to Play. Though sometimes I’ll sneak in there and browse all the Songs and try to get him to play me a little something that I recognize too.
There are hundreds of videos and exercises, all taught by a variety of faces so you don’t get bored. Each video shows you a close up and split screen of both the right hand and the left, whether it’s a new skill, a recognizable riff or a full song.
We like how each lesson is kept pretty short. Even a one minute learning video feels like you’ve accomplished something for the day. It’s all about the practice, right? That’s what I keep telling him!
Every time I hear him strumming the chords, I smile. Music in the house boosts all our spirits.
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