Progress is defined as “forward and onward movement towards a destination” or “the process of improving and developing something over a period of time.

At Kenya’s Keys, our focus isn’t limited to just piano and voice lessons.  We believe that music is a gateway of expression that is meant to be shared.  In that same spirit of sharing, we are very proud to collaborate with Sally.  She is the Content Manager for.  This topic is very dear to her.

When Sally purchased the first guitar for her eldest daughter, it was a wonderful moment and Sally’s daughter absolutely loves to play, however, the wonderful moment wasn’t without a few hiccups along the way.  Below, you’ll read about how Sally was able to adapt and overcome her situation in order to ensure that her daughter had an optimum space in which to practice guitar.

Ready to start your own music lessons?  You can register for your Introductory Lesson here where you’ll receive the S.T.A.R. Treatment.

Practice for Progress

We make magic happen in our music lessons, and love watching your child progress and develop. But as any musician knows, practice makes perfect – and getting in consistent and useful practice time between your lessons is the best way to make the most of your time with your tutor. The guitar is one of the most popular instruments to learn, so check out these tips for a great guitar practice session:

  • Make a plan: rather than aimlessly strumming, think about what your teacher has recommended to practice, whether it’s techniques or a specific piece of music.
  • Take note of your hand position – your wrists should not be bent in extremes.
  • Practice your guitar chords – the basics are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A and Am. Once you’ve mastered the individual chords, practice changing smoothly between them.
  • Know when to call it a day: overdoing it can lead to stress and burnout. Dedication is important but music is meant to be fun and relaxing!

To be able to concentrate properly, you’ll need a dedicated space for your guitar playing. This article provides further information on the optimal environment for learning your guitar.