I'm starting guitar lessons with a new student and it's very interesting to hear motivation and inspiration for learning.
Most of my students have been younger. They pick it up in a hurry and quickly move on.
Right now I'm working with two students. One is a girl in junior high who is playing the bass and really rocks, she's at the point where we just basically play a few songs and she experiments.
My new student is a mom in her early 30s who has always wanted to play. She says she's always been frustrated when siblings try to teach her.
I taught myself and I'm living proof you don't need to be a musician to play an instrument. Certainly you want to play well, use good technique, learn your craft. The Funions have really good musicians, but our band is about energy and the vibe, not how well or perfectly we recreate a song.
So I'm looking forward to a new challenge with this gal and I think it will be fun. She wants to learn. She's already shown she can do it. It's up to her to see how far she can go — I'll get her started, and she can zoom from there.