Live lessons with Steve Krenz are the perfect way to get started in the guitar community. It can be a lonely journey on your own and we all need friends to share our love of music.
When playing the guitar is not just a hobby, it’s your dream.
Loving the Live Lessons
When we think of learning to play guitar, we think of lessons and hours of practice. But the regular Steve Krenz live lessons introduce you to some seriously awesome guitarists.
But this is not all of it, Steve has created an entertaining Freeway to learn guitar.
His YouTube lessons cover getting started as a beginner. In the live lessons, you even get to ask them questions in the live chat. Or if you are not free on a Tuesday night, you can watch the show later by going into his website at guitargathering.com
How we choose to learn can make all the difference to whether we are still playing in a month, a year, or even a lifetime. In choosing a guitar teacher, I decided to go to YouTube and see who was teaching and try some of their lessons. It was the best decision I ever made because 10 years later, I’m still watching and learning from Steve Krenz in his regular Live lessons.
Finding the perfect guitar teacher
Steve was everything I wanted in a guitar teacher, he could play any style of music, answer the hard questions. It was fun and informative and his YouTube lessons were tailored to all levels of guitarists. I bought his Gibson Learn and Master course and set sail, well started playing anyway.
Guitar lessons were the key
- My first impression was how easy the book and DVD lessons dovetailed.
- At any time, I could stop the DVD and go back to clarify any bit of the lesson.
- I could plan my lesson time and practice and not move on until I was ready.
- Practice learning to read music and play individual notes and play tunes from the beginning.
- This course covered several genres of guitar music. It gave me a taste for what I wanted to play
- I could buy a Bonus Material Book which would give me more examples of each lesson
- Play along with the backing tracks provided (this thrilled me as I wasn’t near to other musicians)
- A recent new course is all songs, played with Steve’s band, with chords showing on the DVD
- I could share my progress with the community in comments and course icons
- I could go to the FREE Live Lesson every week and ask questions or go to the chat in the community immediately.
- Private Skype lesson is always available with Steve if you want some personal training
Self-motivation or community?
How motivated are you? I know that over 10 years of playing I’ve stalled a few times and if I had just been going from one lesson to the next in a book and DVD, I would not be still playing. So what made the difference. The community.
Most weeks of the year on a Tuesday night in Nashville (Wednesday morning in Australia) Steve runs a FREE live lesson with a live worldwide chat. He has some amazing guests who come and share their playing and their stories. Because we are watching live we can ask questions of his guests and of Steve.
A robust conversation amongst the members keeps us focused and often laughing. As the hour whips past even members will answer questions that you missed. A friendly moderator in the chat helps with questions and links. It is a controlled friendly environment, hence a fun safe place to learn, which will keep you playing.
Focus on different genres of music in the live lessons
Sometimes Steve will do a special segment on a particular style, Jazz Arpeggios, how to construct a Rock lead. Comping in a band, building your pedalboard, or even learn a whole Christmas song together with a pdf.
You are notified in advance of the content or guest and when it is about to start. We can send in suggestions for shows and guests. All are welcome and supported. A live lesson can re-inspire you to play at home or with the lesson. If for any reason you can’t make the live lesson it will be available on Steve’s website. Above all, it’s still Free.
On his website at guitargathering.com/community, you can drop in for a chat anytime, ask questions about your playing. Get ideas for gear, talk technical, or just have a little brag about the new guitar you bought. The only strict rules are no politics, clean, fun, and friendly.
ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES
What am I looking for on a guitar website? I want it all! Forums. Live Lesson Archive. Chat. Articles. Gear. Freebies. Downloads and Guitar Retreats. You will get this and more. It’s worth just taking the time to browse around, look at some lessons, ask some questions, and look up your key interests.
I’ve lost count of how many questions I have asked and had several members come back with suggestions to help. I don’t want to be sold or pressured into buying more lessons or gear and that just doesn’t happen here. But it’s always nice to look at great deals so I’ve included these links to help you save money on getting started.
If you are wanting to start lessons and need to buy that first guitar look at the Epiphone Les Paul Package or an awesome Artist guitar package in these links. Starting at $299 for the lot!
If you use these links I will be paid a commission and it helps to support my website and my family. Thank you!
Girls are made welcome in this guitar community
Something I have noticed in particular with Steve’s Community is that girl guitarists are made very welcome and not treated any differently from the guys. In fact, it’s been a pleasure over the years to see the considerate posts amongst the many friends during a live lesson. To someone who has had a recent challenge, life sends them to all of us.
For this reason, I have been coming back and making friends. There is always a big welcome back to a returning player. Steve’s live shows have as many female guest guitarists as guys and that is so motivating.
There is a lot of tolerance within the community for personal taste in music, guitars, styles, and gear but zero tolerance of anything negative, outside of being a fellow guitarist.
MAKING IT WORK FOR YOU
When learning anything new it’s easy to be a bystander and just keep changing teachers. What will keep you learning and motivated? I could give you a breakdown on many guitar courses and I will over the coming months and I will be honest with my appraisal after using each course but at the end of the day, you need to decide the big questions.
- What music do you want to learn?
- How quickly?
- How much?
- Who and what will keep you motivated?
Personally I joined this community to build friendships, learn about how to play with other guitarists and bands, and become a good guitarist. This course, website, and community have given me all of those things and the courage to go out in my local community and share my love of music with other musicians and audiences.
Learning should be fun and it is with Steve. The website is a pleasure to navigate. The lessons comprehensive and the community is home amongst fellow enthusiasts. It won’t cost you a cent to try some lessons and you might just find a new family. Therefore, you can get stuck into the live lessons with Steve Krenz at any time.
Where to get Steve Krenz Guitar Courses
Gone are the days of finding a live guitar teacher who will teach you what you want to learn, at the pace you wish to learn. This can be very expensive, at least $30 a half-hour and you can’t replay it, ever. I have never found this to work for my learning, consequently, I went looking online for live lessons.
Steve’s Krenz Gibson Learn and Master Course are $149 US, but they often have sales for $89 and it can be even less. It comes in a lovely hard box with the book and 20 DVDs. over 40 hours of teaching. His Bonus Resources Book is $24 US and comes spiral bound and autographed. Get it on sale here. Learn & Master Guitar is serious guitar training. Order Now!
You have unlimited access to FREE YouTube lessons and a FREE Live lesson most weeks with live chat. NO time limit on the trial time. No credit card details necessary to try the lessons on his website, ever.
If you are still wondering if you can do this have a read of my post on talent.
Steve has multiple partnerships and has created courses for Gibson Learn and Master. He is always polishing new courses for us and makes them available on his website.
This is a true value!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or make a comment on this post. I’d love to hear from you.