Proper adjustment in teaching is required when you’re dealing with kids. You have to boast extra patience and understanding towards them. You should always be reminded that you’re dealing with people who are lower level than you and they can’t be able to catch up lessons if you’re going to hurry them. Placing yourself into their level and adjust your teaching at slower pace to make them understand what you’re trying to teach.
Now, with proper adjustment, it has no much difference when it comes to teaching guitar to kids and adults. You should start with the basics and fundamentals of guitar playing, though, in slower and understandable speed. Basics are the proper hold of the guitar, basic chord, simple strumming and picking.
There is one benefit in teaching younger ones from adult. As being younger, they can easily be nurtured and learned. All you have to do is approach them the way they can understand you. Although sometimes, it can make you frustrate, but let them take their time. Don’t hurry them because they have their own skill progress and you just need to push that.
When you’re teaching them, don’t make them feel frightened and upset towards you and the lessons. Approach them positively. This will encourage them to learn more and enhance their guitar playing further. This way, you will be able to make them feel comfortable learning guitar from you and love what they are doing.
Although you need to be easy with kid when you’re teaching them, still use proper phasing of guitar playing that they can be able to understand and catch up. Don’t forget to put a smile in your face and be appreciative with their improvement and progress. This way, they will be comfortable in your teaching lesson and push themselves to make the performance better.