Why do I need Coaching? Can’t I learn by myself? There is SO MUCH free info on the Internet!

This is like saying “I am feeling sick, but Why do I need to go to a Doctor – there are so many different medicines to try out at the drug store”! Also, remember that Quantity of Information does not equal Quality of Content. When getting better in something is IMPORTANT to you, the most efficient way to achieve that is to get someone who is TRAINED to help you in getting these results! This is true for learning just about everything, from foreign languages to salsa dancing.

But I am not a beginner – my guitar playing is decent! Why do i need a coach to help me develop?

If you follow any kind of sport, you will have noticed that ADVANCED players/teams need good coaches, not rank beginners. So the question is NOT if you are “good”; it is “Do you want to get BETTER”? If not, you probably should not be reading this. But, if you DO want to get better, keep on reading!

Are these Skype lessons?

EGC are NOT Skype lessons – we do not have to arrange a time together. EGC is the Natural Evolution of both regular Private Lessons and Skype Lessons. It keeps the advantages of both, without most of the hassles and the limitations.

So these are PERSONALIZED lessons, directly from you? That sounds expensive!…

EGC classes are much less expensive than private lessons – Private lessons with me cost at least 200% more than EGC classes, often as much as 400% more!

Do I need access to super-high-speed Internet?

No, regular internet access is perfectly fine – as long as your connection is good enough to receive email and watch the occasional YouTube video, you will be fine.

Do I need any special equipment/Computer skills?

Not really. For optimum results, I suggest you have access to a web camera or a video camera or even a cell phone enabled with a video camera. A few people make do with just audio recordings, but I suggest you need a video cam for optimum results.

I am interested! How do i proceed?

Cool – Here are the first few steps to take
Step 1: You take a “Skill Assessment Test” that will examine you and your guitar/music skills at several different musically relevant categories (technique, theory, improvisation, rhythm guitar, repertoire etc). Think of this as an X-ray that will give me a perfect “scan” of your guitar playing and general musical level.
Step 2: Depending on the “scan results”, I will prepare a detailed personalized lesson plan designed specifically for you and your problems/weaknesses. The aim is to quickly eliminate your sticking points and resolve your blind spots. This plan will be different from everybody else’s, although some things will obviously overlap (like basic scales and basic technical exercises)
I will then start providing you with professional, highest quality teaching content on a weekly basis – ALL the things that you NEED to learn and pay attention to in order to improve. These are the exact materials you would be getting if you were having private lessons with me. These will be provided to you once per week
At the end of each week or whenever you have any part of the training materials i sent you ready for me to review, you can post videos of your playing for me to REVIEW and comment by sending you FEEDBACK. You do not have to do it every week. Some people will only post once a month, some will send me 2 videos per week. It depends on you and the specific material and how much practise time you managed to get during the week
I will carefully review the video you sent me and I record a video OR an audio response with my FEEDBACK SPECIFICALLY for you and the material you uploaded.
*** This is the MOST important thing when you are being PERSONALLY coached
the FEEDBACK of the Coach –
This is how you can really take advantage of my 25-year/50,000 hours of teaching experience and the benefit of the several 1,000s of students I have taught ***
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How often do I get new lessons?

New Coaching Materials are sent to you once per week. You practice them and whenever you are ready you can send me any video/audio recording you wish to send me, if you want my feedback on something you are working on. Next week , I will review what you sent me and send you my feedback on your recording, plus the new materials, which will be relevant to YOUR level and your own playing (I cannot stress this enough, as you can see).

Can I stop if I feel this is not working for me?

Of course – you can stop at the end of any month, before the beginning of the next one.

Can I contact you if I have any questions?

Yes, of course – I will answer to you personally as soon as I can, usually within 48 hours.

I am VERY excited having lessons from you! Can I have lessons twice a week?

Really, there is no reason to have extra lessons, unless you are preparing for a University entrance exam. In every other case, you will be given enough materials to keep you busy for a full week, no matter how much you practice. I suggest you save your extra cash for equipment upgrades and other music related purchases.

How soon can I expect results?

If you FOLLOW the process I will outline for you and practice the things I will prescribe, progress will come very quickly.

I have a couple of more questions not answered in this FAQ!

Email me at ioannis@eliteguitarcoaching.com and I will do my best to answer your questions directly (and possibly add them to this FAQ).

I want to start! How do I enroll?

To register email me (Ioannis Anastassakis) directly at the address ioannis@eliteguitarcoaching.com to arrange your FREE placement test and to receive your FREE audio file that will explain in exact details the coaching procedures.