Happy New Year My Friends…


Oh man I love lists.  And this time of year we get a ton of the “Best of 2014” lists.  So before we say goodbye to 2014, here is my stab at the best of Severn River Guitar.

These are the most popular blog posts of 2014….

The Guitar Hurts My Fingers!

My fingers still ache if I’m learning a particularly challenging piece.   I know that my newer students feel the pain.  This post covers everything you need to know to help ease the pain of learning.

What is the Youngest Age to Play The Guitar?

Huh.  This one surprised me.  I guess a lot of parents are interested in getting their kids starting on the guitar (or their kids are bugging them for guitar lessons).  Check out this post if you’re curious about my thoughts on the matter – I’d love to hear what you think as well?  How young is too young for guitar playing?

How Much Do Guitar Lessons Cost?

I’ve caught a little bit of heat for this.  For some reason, a lot of music teachers (or any professions for that matter) don’t like to publish their prices.  As of the time of this writing my lessons cost anywhere from $50 – $100.  Prices are always changing based on lesson time, package deals, format (online vs face-to-face), etc.  In this post I cover what typical lessons cost – and what you should expect from each price range.

 How Long Does it Take to Learn the Guitar?

Oh yeah… the mother of all of my blog posts.  This article consistently brings visitors to my website (maybe you’ve already read it).  I’d love to get your take and thoughts (especially if you’ve already started playing).  I think I stand by my original thoughts, but I’d like to hear what you have to say.

That’s it!  I hope you had an awesome 2014 and I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

(Photo credit: Jess Feldon)