Wouldn't it be great if you could have the music that you feel stream straight into a set of speakers and bypass your hands limitations? Most peoples frustrations around playing the guitar are not because they don't know what to do, but because they don't know how to do. They lack a way, a system based on sound principles.
There was a time as a baby when you couldn't walk, but you persevered and learnt to move, through your efforts and the natural movement which your body would allow. As we grow, we learn through the stresses of life to move less naturally, so it is no wonder that we neglect to consider natural alignment of fingers, hands, arms and how that can help our guitar playing, The flow of body mechanics and neuro connectors that control your fingers on the instrument. These components are vital. Most methods don't teach it and most students struggle and get frustrated in the absence of it.
We know your time is precious, life is too short to be playing dud notes or muffled chords. Yes we teach all the normal stuff that you need to know to become a proficient guitarist, now couple that with the science of movement, and neuro programming and you have a powerful system for learning the guitar. It is the Way of the strings that binds it all together.
“There's nothing special about what I teach, it's really just the natural way of things on the Guitar, what makes it stand and work is the integrated and layered way in which the sound principles and playing attributes are presented.”
Yes, this may be a sales page, but it isn't Disneyland. You're going to have to do your part, discipline and time practising the right way are your rite of passage. For those who do, the rewards come quickly.
Lessons stream live to you in real time. as good as having the tutor there at your place.
With just a few clicks you can review your lesson & view the demonstrations that have been recorded and sent live during the actual lessons.
"As a professional guitarist working in London, I’ve come to reply on the things I learned from Ian on a day-to-day basis. He is a superb technician with a real passion and encyclopedic knowledge of the guitar, and has the best temperament of any tutor that I’ve come across. Ian was always able to answer questions, show me techniques, and point me in the right direction regarding equipment with the ease of someone who has dedicated their life to the instrument. He’s a nice guy too, with a great balance of patience, motivation and discipline. I would strongly urge anyone, from beginners and intermediates to pros in need of a high level tutor in any style, to seek out lessons from Ian McLaughlin. You won’t be disappointed. ,."
The subject of playing the guitar is vast, though it doesn't need to be complex.
When the key attributes are layered in the correct way, everything falls into place.
With experience on our side, we've seen it all, all the reasons why people struggle learning an instrument. There is always a solution! We break things down and present you with the strategies to succeed in your guitar playing.
Each step that you take and each lesson you learn builds to the next. The work flow is at a pace that is right for you and lessons are tailored around individual goals.
Though there is system to the learning and a strategic process, the lessons are structured around your individual goals, and tailored in such a way that you get to achieve them in a smooth and progressive way.
These layered sound principles help you to understand the instrument in an integrated way. Your playing becomes naturally more and more enjoyable and as a result, you practice more. It is a self sustaining system.
The more the Neural pathways for learning are linked in a deliberate way using consistent and purposeful practice habits. The more smooth your playing becomes, old limitations give way to new found skills
"I have always been a huge fan of music particularly classic and alternative rock from the 60s-90s + and had always thought about learning the guitar. I have had the pleasure of meeting and learning from a guitar guru for four years and he has made this a very real and achievable goal for me. Ian has not only been a fantastic mentor with such an easy going nature and encouraging teaching style but also become a cherished friend. I have the utmost respect and awe for Ian in what he’s accomplished in his music career and look forward in continuing to develop my guitar skills with him."
"Ian is a great teacher who taught me to look beyond what most people see about guitar playing. He is encouraging and also honest about every aspect of playing. He definitely motivated me to learn more."
"Incredibly patient motivational teacher using goal setting to motivate, explains things simply makes learning a lot of fun."
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"The time spent learning with Ian was invaluable to building my knowledge of the guitar. The how’s and why’s were always answered with very ‘outside the box’ answers that made sense on many different levels. The learning of favourite songs always kept me interested in guitar, while the practical and key scales were also incorporated into my learning to ensure I learned the proper knowledge of the working fretboard. Ian is a fantastic player and can work with any style of music. A very friendly guy and easy to have a good chat with. I would highly recommend him to anyone, at any age, wanting to learn any style. Choice Bro :)."
"My guitar teacher is special. Sure he knows all the technical stuff but he couples this with an underlying philosophy derived from his understanding of the instrument and the way people learn. He believes the music we need is already in us – his job is to help us release that sound and energy. Yes he helps me understand music and the guitar but more importantly he helps to learn about and understand myself."
"TESTIMONIAL FOR IAN MCLAUGHLIN Ian is familiar with a wide range of musical genres and therefore is able to cater to all students’ individual needs and interests. He helps me choose music that I like and listen to whilst all the time maintaining a clear evolution in developing new techniques and skills. He is an encouraging teacher who focuses on the improvements and progress I have made as well as providing useful constructive feed back to extend my playing even further. When learning new songs, techniques and ideas he’s always quick to acknowledge what I’m doing well and shows patience and understanding with any difficulties I’m having. He has a skill for breaking things down into small manageable steps, subsequently turning a potentially difficult learning process into a confidence enhancing experience. Ian is much more than a technical guitar teacher and I really appreciate how he has broadened my musical tastes, turned me on to many new guitar players and introduced me to some great guitar products. (e.g the amp simulation software amplitube). I really value talking to Ian about music and am impressed with his broad knowledge of guitar players, musicians and music as a whole. Through discussions on how music effects peoples emotions, he helped me appreciate music on a much deeper level. These insightful discussions have helped me bring more feeling and soul into my own playing. In conclusion I would highly recommend Ian for the holistic and personal service he provides students.."
What's your time worth to you? Maybe your new to guitar or maybe you've been trying to learn for years. Its about what its worth to you to draw the line and say lets get see this thing as done.
Insanity; "Doing the same thing and expecting a different result." Where do you want your playing be in 6 months? If you carry on the same track you are on, what will it have cost you in time and energy? The more you practice a mistake, the better you get at making a mistake.
Now you don't have to muck around waiting to stumble over a random youtube clip that just may get you out of the rut you're in, only to fall into another on your very next step.
Music should be about having fun, shouldn't it?
You are about to take a step that will affect your guitar playing in a huge way.
Would you rather keep practising your mistakes or
make real progress?
"Music is a lifelong companion, that doesn't mean you should spend a life time struggling with it."
When you book a block of lessons...
Now is the time to ditch struggling, vote yourself in and get instant access to The Way of the Strings system! Drop us an email today, we'd love to hear from you!
To provide the best tuition possible based on sound principles - Teach awareness of movement to maximize efficiency on ones instrument - Encourage and guide the student to find fun and enthusiasm in what they do - Help provide a balanced, strategic process in learning and achieving the students goals - Utilize the latest technology to enhance the learning experience - Lessons are tailored to individual student goals.
it is a balanced process, where on the one hand you are getting a good progressive understanding for the instrument, fret board harmony etc, and how that applies to music and music theory, including (optional) theory grades through the internationally recognized Trinity College of Music London. Music Theory is encouraged, providing the student is interested and it is part of their goals. Most importantly it is made sure that you are having fun with what you are doing. Best efforts are made to tailor the lessons to suit the individual student so that you are getting to play what you want to play. It’s all about getting you to have fun on the instrument. Enthusiasm is self sustaining.
All you need is a internet media device (computer, smart TV etc) and a good broad band connection.
The Guitar studio is open from 9am till 9pm Monday to Friday, bookings are essential.
Yes, the Guitar studio caters for all guitar players at all levels, beginners to advanced.
One of the most important elements when learn is enthusiasm, so it makes sense to start on the type of guitar that you are most enthusiastic about playing. Both Acoustic and Electric guitars can be purchased at very reasonable entry level prices.
If you have been playing for years, and are happy with where your playing is at, then great.
If you think you could improve, then we can offer a diagnostic service and through the lessons set you on the right track with a plan of action to tidy up any parts of your playing that may be holding back your potential.
Yes, no problem. There are some great choices available in the various different price ranges. we have helped many a student choose there new instrument.
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