Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I'm just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life. - Slash

Learning to play a musical instrument has many benefits when it comes to both our physical and mental abilities:

Improves confidence, concentration, looking/listening skills, and rhythm.   

Teaches respect, perseverance, time management, and how to prioritise.

Helps hand-eye co-ordination, and punctuality.

Develops the skill of sitting still, a good work ethic, patience, and how to accept constructive criticism.

Keeps you calm, off 'gadgets', and off the streets (children). 

Playing a musical instrument can be joyful! It can help you to express your individuality, gain an appreciation of different genres and cultures, and can increase memory capacity.  Studies have shown that children who play a musical instrument excel more at school in mathematics and literacy, with improved vocabulary due to the introduction of musical terms that other children do not encounter.  There are also medical and brain function benefits, as playing an instrument is believed to reduce stress and anxiety by lowering blood pressure and reducing your heart rate. 

In addition, playing the guitar brings people together.  A guitar being portable means that you can sit anywhere, anytime and just play.  Alone or jamming with a group, the guitar connects people, whether they are friends or friends yet to be made. Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics revealed that his dad once told him "If you have a guitar you'll never be alone.".  Thinking at the time that it was a very dramatic statement, he grew up to realise "'s the one thing you can rely on every day.  No matter what's going on, you pick that up and all of a sudden everything feels alright.". 

Crazy Fish Music Studio - Golborne sits at the heart of our community, opposite the Town Square.  Our tutors are professional, friendly, highly qualified and experienced, and have themselves been taught by our studio owner who has over thirty years of teaching and performing experience.  We cater for beginners through to advanced guitarists; from children to the more mature members of our community.

Our lessons can expand on what is taught in school music lessons, with the added benefit of being held on a one to one basis. Lessons can be taken for fun or with the view to taking exams - we are accredited with Rockschool and the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT).  Our lessons help with GCSEs, A-Levels and beyond, with the development of playing, sight reading, composition, improvisation, accompanying, and arranging.

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