With the holidays just around the corner, the New Year is fast approaching, and you know what that means: people all over the city will be making their New Year’s resolutions. After a month of food-based festivities forcing us to loosen our belts, the vast majority of Torontonians craft their resolutions around fitness. Leaving the couch behind in order to lose all of the winter weight is one of the most popular goals people make in the face of the New Year. Unfortunately, it’s also a goal that’s most easily broken. The weather doesn’t help. As the temperatures plummet and the snow piles up, it’s hard to brave the wind chill in order to get to the gym. Why not leave behind the crunches, lunges, and crash-course dieting for a resolution that actually works with your wintertime instincts?
If you plan on staying inside while Old Man Winter rages on, then the chances of you heading to the gym every other day are slim. Staying inside to master the guitar, on the other hand, is an achievable goal. You’ll already be inside. You just need an instrument and some guidance, and you’ll be ready to take on the guitar. Any Toronto guitar store can help a beginner player pick out the perfect first-time guitar. They’ll have knowledgeable and friendly representatives ready to take on your questions and show you around their shop. Together, you can find out whether a Gibson or Fender guitar is better suited to your style and budget.
While there you can ask the representative if they know of any experienced instructors who are currently taking students. Beginner guitar lessons are the easiest way to get your New Year’s resolution off on the right foot. Though it may be tempting to stick with the free option of YouTube, this method fails to give you that interactive learning style that you need. An instructor can give you immediate tips and suggestions as you play, sharing personalized insights and techniques that your digital coach can’t. There’s also the proven expertise and experience that comes with in-person beginner guitar lessons. Unlike the people on the Internet, you can confirm your teacher comes with the experience and education needed to provide knowledgeable assistance.
Of course, a brand new Fender or Gibson guitar in your hands and a guitar teacher at your back will only go so far. The success of your resolution will rely on your willingness to practice. Luckily, with winter set to start soon in Toronto, you finally have a reason to be happy about the months of bad weather ahead of you—meaning you won’t feel guilty about staying inside to tool around on your brand new axe. It’s one thing you’ll have on all of the would-be fitness nuts in the city.