My kids are all pretty good on the guitar. None took music in school or played in the band.Â They can all read â€œtabâ€ but not music. All three of them started with the two or three chords that I showed them and then, through practice, jam sessions with friends, and the internet, theyâ€™ve all gone on to surpass me.
Their learning has been hands-on, technology has played a major role, and theyâ€™ve had the opportunity to learn with friends.
I think more people are realizing that learning doesnâ€™t have to happen in the traditional setting that most of us remember.Â There are many opportunities for learning out there!
I hope that our system doesnâ€™t get so bogged down in itself that we miss them.