Real Guitar Adventure for Grownups

Next Steps to Learn Guitar: Lesson #12

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Congratulations, you made it!


This is the final lesson in the Beginner Guitar for Grownups Series. This is the end of our beginner journey together, but definitely not the end of your “learn guitar” adventure.

Being able to play guitar is one of the greatest joys in my life, and I want to encourage you to continue to pursue playing guitar and nurture this seedling that you've planted.

Like a plant it will need to be watered and cared for… or it will wither and die.

There are many options and paths you can take to learn to play guitar better. I want to share you a few of them with you and give you some ideas to keep going.


Private Guitar Instruction


One option you have when learning guitar is to find a private teacher in your local area. This can be a great option, but there are some pitfalls.

I’ve created an entire blog posts that will help you avoid some of those pitfalls as well as give you things to look for in a teacher, ideas on how to search for one, and even a checklist that you can download and use to evaluate possible teachers for yourself.

I include a link to that post and other resources at the bottom of this post.


Learn Guitar Anywhere & On Your Own Schedule


Another possibility is to find free guitar lessons or guitar tutorials online. There are many websites including one I’ve created on my blog You can head over there and see what you would like to work on.

One advantage of this is that they’re all free. The downside is, you’re not going to really have a guided path that you can take step by step. Also you won’t get the feedback to know if you’re doing something properly.


Best of Both Worlds


If you want to accelerate your path to playing guitar join my membership site Real Guitar Success. You’ll have access to hundreds of some of the best guitar tutorials on the web. You can choose either a step by step approach to learn guitar, or a choose your own adventure approach… depending on your needs and learning style.

You’ll also be able to ask questions during our live trainings, and get feedback anytime from either the community or myself. You can find out more about it at



learn guitar journey


Many Roads One Journey


No matter which path you choose to learn guitar I encourage you to make time to practice a little bit each day. You can find some articles on my blog about how to set up a practice space, how to organize your practice time, and even suggestions on things to practice in the beginning stages.

I’d encourage you to set some goals and keep working towards them. Stay motivated.

Thanks again for joining me on this beginner’s journey. I hope I’ve inspired you to achieve your guitar goals. I wish you many years of learning guitar successes and playing both beautiful music for yourself and the enjoyment of others.

Bye for now.




Tomas Michaud

Author - Tomas Michaud at Real Guitar Success
Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982 when his 9 year old daughter asked him to teach her guitar. Since then he’s founded the Starland School of Music in the SF Bay Area, and

When he's not making guitar instruction videos or creating more music to record (currently 7 CDs including Beauty and Fire) he's riding his bike along the beach with his dog Marco Polo or traveling to interesting places with his lovely wife Pui.
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    1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful lessons. Before I join your lessons program I felt that I was lost and I had no directions but once I joined and start Practicing your lessons I feel that I achieved a lot and for that I always be great full to you.


    Ray Razmdideh,

    Ray Razmdideh,


    March 1, 2019

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