An Intro to Acoustic Six-String

Learning acoustic guitar can be one of the most fulfilling experiences imaginable. Being light and portable, you can play acoustic in almost any environment and in almost any genre, making it the perfect “go-to” instrument for good times! In addition to its versatility, it is easy to play in comparison to many other instruments. Indeed, many people can learn a simple song after only one or two lessons.
Whether you are starting out on your guitar-playing journey, playing at the pro level, or at any point in between, it is crucial to have good instruction to make it worth your time and effort. Glenn Sutton has been instructing guitarists at all levels for many years, and he is a great choice. Here are some things to consider when choosing an instructor.


Set reasonable expectations and goals for yourself. You are not going to be a virtuoso right out of the gate. In most cases, it can take months or years to become a competent guitarist. Grant yourself, your guitar, and your instructor plenty of patience.

Speaking of your instructor, it is far better to have one-on-one, in-person instruction than any other form of training. A live instructor will be able to give real-time, constructive feedback that you can use right away. Glenn can work with you, assigning pieces of music that you will actually want to learn. He can correct beginner errors that will save you time and extra effort and will have you learning more efficiently.
Glenn has been a professional studio and concert musician for many years and understands what it takes to get there. His patience and professionalism have been the key to many a success story among his students.

Choosing an Acoustic

There are excellent acoustic guitars available at all price points. Take your time and choose an acoustic that feels good and that you can play somewhat easily. A seasoned player such as Glenn or a music store professional can help you with making a good choice.

Work With Your Instructor

Many students in all types of learning often see the teacher as someone to be feared and obeyed at all costs. This is not an accurate or helpful way to look at the situation, particularly when it comes to guitar instruction. Hopefully, you have done your homework and found an instructor with whom you believe you can have a fruitful relationship. If you have done that in the beginning, you should be able to voice your concerns, questions, and preferences without fear. Glenn Sutton has the ability to balance understanding with reasonable expectations and will work with you at your pace and ability to reach your goals.

At the same time, it is important to show respect. Be on time for lessons. Budget your time wisely, whether planning rehearsals or when you are in class. If at all possible, set aside a space in your home specifically for rehearsal and keep it neat and uncluttered. Whether learning or practicing, make sure you have everything ready to go in advance and that your guitar is in tune and ready to play. Address questions and concerns in a timely fashion and carefully consider what your teacher is telling you.

Contact Glenn Sutton

Glenn has been serving the Poway music community for many years and has a proven track record as a professional musician in many genres. He can help you long your way to being a successful guitar player. Call him today at 619-306-3664.