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      Drum Lessons ----- Piano Lessons ----- Keyboard Lessons

      Guitar Lessons

      below is a list of frequently asked questions

      What is the best way to learn to play the guitar?

      1) Get a guitar
      2) Get a teacher

      You need a guitar to practice on, if you're having lessons, then the once a week lesson with the Guitar Teacher is just no good.

      There are lots of benefits to having a guitar teacher that you will not get from videos

      • The guitar teacher is real so you get feedback and encouragement real-time and it's authentic.
      • The guitar tutor can see what your doing so is able to advise on better ways to do something and explain in in a way that you understand.
      • The guitar teacher is able to confirm that you're progressing at a reasonable speed, this is so important for motivation.
      • If you have a question the guitar teacher can answer in plain english, it's a 2 way conversation.
      • The very fact that you're paying for guitar lessons makes you practice and turn up for lessons

      Having a teacher is a great motivator, the more you're motivated the better you'll get, the better you get the more you're motivated

      However if having 1 to 1 lessons with a teacher is impractical then there are tuition videos and great tuition books but you'll need more self discipline.

      Is it easy to learn to play guitar?

      Everyone learns guitar at different speeds, some people have more natural ability, some more determination. Anyone determined to play guitar can do it, it is challenging but also very rewarding It's very important to enjoy the process of learning guitar and not set unrealistic goals. The simplest tunes played well sound awesome.

      There is a distinct difference between playing and practising, whilst playing you're just enjoying it, it's fun, no effort. Practicing guitar requires effort, mental and physical, the reward is with the improvements we are making, enjoy the journey.

      How hard is it to learn to play guitar?

      The quicker you learn, the more you will play, the more you play the better you will get, the better you get, the more you will play as long as you continue to learn and not plateau. A Guitar teacher will prevent this plateau, if you can't make guitar lessons then self-discipline is very important.

      How long does it take to learn how to play the guitar?

      Most popular tunes can be simplified down to 3 chords, as soon as your comfortable with these and can count to 4 you're away. It's gets a lot more complicated as time goes on, you'll have preferences for the guitar style you want to play, how intricate you want to play, the type of guitar you want to play.

      how to learn guitar for beginners

      You need patience and resilience initially. Progress can seem tediously slow for the first month as you train your fingers to do hold chords and move to the next chord fluently. It's important to remember that it does come. There is also some pain as the tips of your fingers harden, stick with it all these initial difficulties fade very quickly

      There's is no better way than to get a guitar teacher and a good book.

      Video tuition can work but doesn't give you feedback and can easily be misunderstood, you then might develop bad habits which hinder your abilities later. Self discipline and motivation is crucial, so it might not suit youngsters

      best way to learn guitar for adults

      The great thing about adults is that we have patience. There is no physical or mental reason for adults not to be able to play the guitar, in my experience running a music school, I find adults far more likely to succeed in playing the guitar.

      I am always going to suggest the best way to play is with a Guitar teacher, of course work and family commitments can make this unrealistic.

      Do I have to take Guitar Examinations?

      Guitar Examinations are always optional. I value them highly because you have a un-biased professional judging your abilities. Passing an exam is a great experience but the main benefit is that it makes us focus on all aspects of our guitar playing. It forces us to deal with the weak points of our guitar playing style, this in turns means we can progress with all aspect of our playing

      We provide Guitar tuition for the local areas of Ashton, Lea, Newton and Kirkham



      Guitar Lessons ----- Piano Lessons ----- Keyboard Lessons

      Drum Lessons

      below is a list of frequently asked questions

      What is the best way to learn to play the drums?

      1) Get a drum kit
      2) Get a teacher

      You need a drum kit to practice on, if you're having lessons, then the once a week lesson with the Drum Teacher is just no good.

      There are lots of benefits to having a drum teacher that you will not get from videos

      • The drum teacher is real so you get feedback and encouragement real-time and it's authentic.
      • The drum tutor can see what your doing so is able to advise on better ways to do something and explain in in a way that you understand.
      • The drum teacher is able to confirm that you're progressing at a reasonable speed, this is so important for motivation.
      • If you have a question the drum teacher can answer in plain english, it's a 2 way conversation.
      • The very fact that you're paying for drum lessons makes you practice and turn up for lessons

      Having a teacher is a great motivator, the more you're motivated the better you'll get, the better you get the more you're motivated

      However if having 1 to 1 lessons with a teacher is impractical then there are tuition videos and great tuition books but you'll need more self discipline.

      Is it easy to learn to play drums?

      Everyone learns drum at different speeds, some people have more natural ability, some more determination. Anyone determined to play drums can do it, it is challenging but also very rewarding It's very important to enjoy the process of learning drums and not set unrealistic goals. The simplest rhythym played well sounds awesome.

      There is a distinct difference between playing and practising, whilst playing you're just enjoying it, it's fun, no effort. Practicing drum requires effort, mental and physical, the reward is with the improvements we are making, enjoy the journey.

      How hard is it to learn to play drums?

      The quicker you learn, the more you will play, the more you play the better you will get, the better you get, the more you will play as long as you continue to learn and not plateau. A Drum teacher will prevent this plateau, if you can't make drum lessons then self-discipline is very important.

      How long does it take to learn how to play the drums?

      Most popular tunes can be simplified, as soon as you can count to 4 you're away. Playing simply perfecrtly is better than complicated and off beat. It's gets a lot more complicated as time goes on, you'll have preferences for the drum style you want to play, how intricate you want to play, the type of drums you want to play.

      how to learn drums for beginners

      Drums is a great instrument to learn to play, the effort you put in directly correlates to the standard you achieve, certainly in the early stages anyway

      There's is no better way than to get a drum teacher and a good book.

      Video tuition can work but doesn't give you feedback and can easily be misunderstood, you then might develop bad habits which hinder your abilities later. Self discipline and motivation is crucial, so it might not suit youngsters

      best way to learn drum for adults

      The great thing about adults is that we have patience. There is no physical or mental reason for adults not to be able to play the drums, in my experience running a music school, I find adults far more likely to succeed in playing.

      I am always going to suggest the best way to play is with a Drum teacher, of course work and family commitments can make this unrealistic.

      Do I have to take Drum Examinations?

      Drum Examinations are always optional. I value them highly because you have a un-biased professional judging your abilities. Passing an exam is a great experience but the main benefit is that it makes us focus on all aspects of our drum playing. It forces us to deal with the weak points of our drum playing style, this in turns means we can progress with all aspect of our playing

      We provide Drum tuition for the local areas of Ashton, Lea, Newton and Kirkham



      Guitar Lessons ----- Drum Lessons ----- Keyboard Lessons

      Piano Lessons

      below is a list of frequently asked questions

      What is the best way to learn to play the piano?

      1) Get a piano
      2) Get a teacher

      You need a piano to practice on, if your having lessons, then the once a week lesson with the Piano Teacher is just no good.

      There are lots of benefits to having a piano teacher that you will not get from videos

      • The piano teacher is real so you get feedback and encouragement real-time and it's authentic.
      • The piano tutor can see what your doing so is able to advise on better ways to do something and explain in in a way that you understand.
      • The piano teacher is able to confirm that you're progressing at a reasonable speed, this is so important for motivation.
      • If you have a question the piano teacher can answer in plain english, it's a 2 way conversation.
      • The very fact that you're paying for piano lessons makes you practice and turn up for lessons

      Having a teacher is a great motivator, the more you're motivated the better you'll get, the better you get the more you're motivated

      However if having 1 to 1 lessons with a teacher is impractical then there are tuition videos and great tuition books but you'll need more self discipline.

      Is it easy to learn to play piano?

      Everyone learns piano at different speeds, some people have more natural ability, some more determination. Anyone determined to play piano can do it, it is challenging but also very rewarding It's very important to enjoy the process of learning piano and not set unrealistic goals. The simplest tunes played well sound awesome.

      There is a distinct difference between playing and practising, whilst playing you're just enjoying it, it's fun, no effort. Practicing piano requires effort, mental and physical, the reward is with the improvements we are making, enjoy the journey.

      How hard is it to learn to play piano?

      The quicker you learn, the more you will play, the more you play the better you will get, the better you get, the more you will play as long as you continue to learn and not plateau. A Piano teacher will prevent this plateau, if you can't make piano lessons then self-discipline is very important.

      How long does it take to learn how to play the piano?

      Piano is one of the hardest instruments to learn. I personally feel that adults should consider the keyboard route to learning piano, it's easier and you're playing tunes straight away. Younger students have greater dexterity and should be playing recognizable tune within a couple of weeks It's gets a lot more complicated as time goes on, you'll have preferences for the piano style you want to play, how intricate you want to play, the type of piano you want to play.

      how to learn piano for beginners

      You need patience and resilience initially. Progress can seem tediously slow for the first month as you train your fingers to do hold chords and move to the next chord fluently. It's important to remember that it does come. There is also some pain as the tips of your fingers harden, stick with it all these initial difficulties fade very quickly

      There's is no better way than to get a piano teacher and a good book.

      Video tuition can work but doesn't give you feedback and can easily be misunderstood, you then might develop bad habits which hinder your abilities later. Self discipline and motivation is crucial, so it might not suit youngsters

      best way to learn piano for adults

      The great thing about adults is that we have patience. There is no physical or mental reason for adults not to be able to play the piano, but it can be a bit slow going. Learning to play keyboard first should be seriously considered. Our motivation to play tunes is almost immediate with keyboards, piano style can be learnt at the same time

      I am always going to suggest the best way to play is with a Piano teacher, of course work and family commitments can make this unrealistic.

      Do I have to take Piano Examinations?

      Piano Examinations are always optional. I value them highly because you have a un-biased professional judging your abilities. Passing an exam is a great experience but the main benefit is that it makes us focus on all aspects of our piano playing. It forces us to deal with the weak points of our piano playing style, this in turns means we can progress with all aspect of our playing

      We provide Piano tuition for the local areas of Ashton, Lea, Newton and Kirkham



      Guitar Lessons ----- Drum Lessons ----- Piano Lessons

      Keyboard Lessons

      below is a list of frequently asked questions

      What is the best way to learn to play the keyboard?

      1) Get a keyboard
      2) Get a teacher

      You need a keyboard to practice on, if your having lessons, then the once a week lesson with the Keyboard Teacher is just no good.

      There are lots of benefits to having a keyboard teacher that you will not get from videos

      • The keyboard teacher is real so you get feedback and encouragement real-time and it's authentic.
      • The keyboard tutor can see what your doing so is able to advise on better ways to do something and explain in in a way that you understand.
      • The keyboard teacher is able to confirm that you're progressing at a reasonable speed, this is so important for motivation.
      • If you have a question the keyboard teacher can answer in plain english, it's a 2 way conversation.
      • The very fact that you're paying for keyboard lessons makes you practice and turn up for lessons

      Having a teacher is a great motivator, the more you're motivated the better you'll get, the better you get the more you're motivated

      However if having 1 to 1 lessons with a teacher is impractical then there are tuition videos and great tuition books but you'll need more self discipline.

      Is it easy to learn to play keyboard?

      Everyone learns keyboard at different speeds, some people have more natural ability, some more determination. Anyone determined to play keyboard can do it, it is challenging but also very rewarding It's very important to enjoy the process of learning keyboard and not set unrealistic goals. The simplest tunes played well sound awesome.

      There is a distinct difference between playing and practising, whilst playing you're just enjoying it, it's fun, no effort. Practicing keyboard requires effort, mental and physical, the reward is with the improvements we are making, enjoy the journey.

      How hard is it to learn to play keyboard?

      The quicker you learn, the more you will play, the more you play the better you will get, the better you get, the more you will play as long as you continue to learn and not plateau. A Keyboard teacher will prevent this plateau, if you can't make keyboard lessons then self-discipline is very important.

      How long does it take to learn how to play the keyboard?

      Most popular tunes can be simplified down to 3 chords, as soon as your comfortable with these and can count to 4 you're away. It's gets a lot more complicated as time goes on, you'll have preferences for the keyboard style you want to play, how intricate you want to play, the type of keyboard you want to play.

      how to learn keyboard for beginners

      You need patience and resilience initially. Progress can seem tediously slow for the first couple of weeks as you train your fingers to do hold chords and move to the next chord fluently. It's important to remember that it does come. Stick with it all these initial difficulties fade very quickly

      There's is no better way than to get a keyboard teacher and a good book.

      Video tuition can work but doesn't give you feedback and can easily be misunderstood, you then might develop bad habits which hinder your abilities later. Self discipline and motivation is crucial, so it might not suit youngsters

      best way to learn keyboard for adults

      The great thing about adults is that we have patience. There is no physical or mental reason for adults not to be able to play the keyboard, in my experience running a music school, I find adults far more likely to succeed in playing the keyboard.

      I am always going to suggest the best way to play is with a Keyboard teacher, of course work and family commitments can make this unrealistic.

      Do I have to take Keyboard Examinations?

      Keyboard Examinations are always optional. I value them highly because you have a un-biased professional judging your abilities. Passing an exam is a great experience but the main benefit is that it makes us focus on all aspects of our keyboard playing. It forces us to deal with the weak points of our keyboard playing style, this in turns means we can progress with all aspect of our playing

      We provide Keyboard tuition for the local areas of Ashton, Lea, Newton and Kirkham



      Established in 1983 A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments maintains a healthy balance of traditional business values with a keen sense for new business ideas. Getting new customers and keeping existing customers are equally important to us. As the internet has changed all our lives we continue to grow from strength to strength applying the tried and trusted methods of traditional retail sales to this new world of internet sales and store sales. The world is a smaller place but we are all still individuals within it. It is so much more fun selling to some one you can have a chat with, either email phone or in the shop than just sending boxes via couriers. Our company has a solid financial basis to trade and all premises are owned in full by the directors.

      Our Music Shop is on the outskirts of Preston with forecourt parking for 8 cars. Our closest town is Blackpool and nearby is Lytham St Annes. Blackburn and Southport are close by. Lancaster, Morecambe, Wigan, Burnley, Ormskirk, Bolton, Leigh, Accrington are also near me. Manchester Liverpool and Cumbria are around an hour away.

      Our Address is : A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments 946-950 Blackpool Road Lea Preston Lancashire PR2 1XN

      A&C Hamilton is registered in England and Wales 4931075. Registered office: 946-950 Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston, PR2 1XN. A&C Hamilton acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. A&C Hamilton Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 713396. Credit provided subject to age and status.