Don Reedy is an engineer by day – actually a real life “rocket scientist” – and a guitarist-songwriter by night. He also enjoys working with his digital audio workstation in his home studio. Don is also one of the founding members of the LGS “Jammers” group who meet up monthly and jam with each other.
When Don started lessons at Littleton Guitar School, he was looking to improve his understanding of keys, how to use scales, and what the next steps in his learning process should be. Here is an interview with Don and his feelings about his learning experience at Littleton Guitar School.
LGS: How did you view guitar lessons before you started taking lessons with Littleton Guitar School?
DR: I always thought that Guitar Lessons would be good for me – kind of an investment in myself and my playing skills, but I wanted to find a way to take what I knew about the guitar and progress forward without having to back-track.
LGS: How has that perception about guitar lessons changed?
DR: I soon realized that the Littleton Guitar School approach was all about progressing my skills at a pace that was really up to me. I choose a fast-track learning approach with Ken – my playing skills and theory knowledge are now light-years ahead of where I started and still accelerating.
LGS: Name 3 things you understand or can do now, that you didn’t understand or couldn’t do before you began lessons with Littleton Guitar School:
1. Keys & how to play and write in key.
2. Lead playing with feeling / emotion
3. Techniques that I wouldn’t even know enough about to ask
LGS: If you were to recommend Littleton Guitar School to a friend who wanted to learn to play the guitar, what would you tell them?
DR: My recommendation for someone wanting to learn to play would be: When you realize you want to play…it really comes down to a couple of choices. Go it on your own & test your navigation, or invest in yourself and your skills to speed the journey. The more wind you can get behind your sail, the closer the port .
LGS: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
DR: My time is very precious to me, as I’m sure that it is to many – I do look at my training at Littleton Guitar School as an investment in me & and my skills as a guitarist. The return on investment has been a fast-track to enjoying and sharing those skills with confidence. To me the guitar is more important than just an instrument to learn…it’s about feeding your creative side and sense of balance. Rocket Science by day / aspiring Guitarist by night.