TYKG Method

Teach Your Kids Guitar (TYKG) is a one-of-a-kind learning method that enables parents to teach their kids guitar, right at home. Our method requires no previous musical experience, and the biggest obstacle to learning guitar has been totally eliminated – you do not need to learn how to read music. And TYKG is not just for parents. It can also be used by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings – in fact, anyone with a desire to give the gift of music!

new-way-to-learnA New Way to Learn Guitar

A common problem with traditional guitar instruction is that children are often expected to master a song, skill, or concept before moving on to something new. This can lead to frustration, a lack of fulfillment, and a loss of enthusiasm. The end result can be a child who feels “stuck” and eventually loses interest in guitar.

In contrast, consider the world’s best guitarists, many of whom grew up in homes where they were immersed in music from a young age. They didn’t have to “perfect” a song or a concept, and there was no need to complete a chapter in a music book before moving on. They simply continued to learn new songs, gradually improving in all aspects of guitar playing because it was fun!

Our TYKG Method espouses this style of learning. Students at every skill level have a large “pool” of songs they can work with — and so they can immerse themselves in music! Without the feelings of frustration and pressure, students will more likely become engaged and have a greater sense of accomplishment. And all of this will promote enjoyment and enthusiasm and will encourage voluntary practice time.

With our method, there is no race to the finish line. And it will be impossible for your guitar learner to become “stuck,” unable to move forward. Your student can always find a new song to practice at his or her current skill level, and can easily return to a challenging concept later on.

two-approachesTwo Approaches to Teaching

There are two ways you can use our method: You can either learn guitar right along with your child, or you can simply guide him or her through the learning process. We’ve made it easy for you to teach your kids, whether you already play guitar or have never even picked up a guitar before.

If you already play guitar or another instrument, learning how to teach with TYKG will simply be an extension of your knowledge. Many musical concepts will already be familiar, and you may need to rely less on our instructional materials and video tutorials.

We are proud to say that our program design can also support parents who have little or no musical background. If you fall into this category, you can either learn guitar right along with your child, or simply guide him or her through the process. Our method makes it possible for any motivated parent to give quality guitar instruction based upon sound musical principles.

As with your student, there is no need for you to try to understand everything at once. Each song has ten individual learning activities which are categorized according to Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels. You can work with just one topic at a time, focusing on the same beginner level topics as your child, and then grow in your own experience as your child’s skills are also developing.

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TYKG Song Packs

The secret to success in our program is the Song Packs which contain the learning materials for TYKG songs. Each Song Pack has everything you’ll need for learning, practicing, and performing a song. It will contain song sheets, MP3 audio files, learning activities, and organizational items to help make learning fun and effective.

We’ve created a unique learning approach in that students have a large “pool” of songs to choose from, no matter what their current skill level. Each Song Pack acts as a vehicle to learn a wide range of musical skills including both short-term and long-term learning goals. This provides a flexible learning approach that can be tailored to a student’s interests, age, and ability.

The Gift of Music

Learning an instrument is a great way to build self-confidence, and it makes kids feel great about themselves. Our method provides an activity-based system where students will work to achieve learning goals and feel good about their accomplishments. Studies have shown that children who play an instrument do better in school and go further in life – no surprise there!

TYKG also provides you with a unique way to spend time with your child, greatly enriching your lives, and having lots of fun – all at the same time. Teaching a child or loved one a musical instrument truly is a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. Enjoy the entire process – and the priceless memories will last a lifetime.

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