In case you didn’t know, I teach guitar at Ewing Music in Mall 31 on Saturdays. If you are interested it costs $60 for 4 lessons. Each lesson is 30 minutes. I am not a drill sergeant so we move at whatever pace you give me.
If you didn’t realize I even played guitar here’s some background. I have been playing for approximately 18 years. I have studied jazz, rock, classical, folk, flamenco, rock, metal, and bluegrass. I don’t practice with a pick very often and therefore am not that impressive with a pick anymore. I do however know all the steps to take to get good with a pick and can impart that knowledge to you. I do not practice with a pick very often because I can finger pick as fast as most metal players can pick. I can teach you that too.
Materials needed for the class include a guitar, manuscript paper with tablature, and possibly a book.
Practice accessories I recommend for any style include a metronome and a tuner.
In 2005, I wrote my project paper for Technical Writing in college on making a first time guitar purchase. I have uploaded it for your use. Note I’m lazy and didn’t edit the links but my favorite online instrument store is http://sweetwater.com. While I do not necessarily believe the other sites in the document are outright evil, I do believe you’ll get the best value, quality, and service at Sweetwter. http://musimblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/majorproject.doc