How good should your guitar teacher be? Should he/she be a virtuoso?
I’ve often thought about this, and I’d like to see what others think. I had a good teacher during undergrad who did a great job of getting me excited about guitar. He was a good musician who forced me to think. My current teacher is crazy good and a really knowledgeable and effective musician. His well developed thoughts on technique and practicing have only helped me.
But at the same time, some of my best lessons were from a Cellist. So how important is it for your teacher to be a great player? I think it’s it’s more important they the are able to take apart and interpret any kind of music. But being able to do that goes hand in hand with being able to play just about anything.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments!