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December 29, 2012 6:32 PM Subscribe
How can I learn to play guitar when I need to travel constantly for work?
posted by bargex to Education (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
2013 will be the year I finally start learning to play guitar. Problem: my job requires me to travel often - jumping from place to place to place for ~1-5 days at a time 2-4 weeks per month. What tips do you have for learning guitar with travel constraints? How do you carry your guitar, find practice space, find teachers, etc.?
Carrying a full-sized guitar with me through all of the travel hops would be very inconvenient, but I worry that leaving it at home and skipping practice while I travel will drain my motivation or limit my learning. I've found many interesting looking travel guitars such as the lapstick
, and others. What has worked well for all of you?
Bonus question: several of my coworkers are in the exact same situation. What's the best option for scheduling group lessons for 3-5 people who all have difficult schedules? Should we sign up for a big class together and count on missing some sessions, or should we try to get a private teacher for our group (or separate teachers for each of us)? I suspect that signing up for a class would make us more diligent about trying to attend and practice, but I would love to hear your suggestions.