Guitar lessons can take many different forms. This is partly because of the many different styles the guitar is capable of. But also because so many guitar players are either self-taught or took music lessons from someone who is. For many generations guitar lessons have taken the shape of the teacher and there has been very little “standard approaches”. It’s true, just about anyone can teach themselves the guitar. And so many people have! And I’ve seen many positive and successful examples of this. I’ve also seen how guitar lessons, with a thorough approach, produces a much more well rounded musician. And when these lessons teach good technique, people are able to learn and progress much quicker and go much further as musicians.