Guitar lessons can be a bit of a mystery so we'll attempt to give a better idea of what happens in a typical 30 minute lesson:
Stretch + Warm ups:
Students come in and get warmed up with a few finger stretches and exercises to get loosened up. Guitar playing is actually more physical than one would think, and proper warmups are a key to success so we always spend 1 - 5 minutes on these.
Technical exercises and/or ear training:
The student will have a variety of different things in this category, these could be chords progressions, chord exercises, melodies, learning melodies by ear. More often than not we will do exercises with rhythm because it is a major component of all styles of music and can be transferred to other instruments. This usually takes anywhere from 5 - 10 minutes and is always progressively built on the previous weeks exercises, and also will directly influence the songs we will learn.
The outline above reflects a typical lesson, but as with most things in life, lessons at OGS are fluid and flexible; the more advanced the student becomes, the more variety in the shape of lessons. And always remember to ask questions if you are not sure of the lesson notes or what the student should be doing at home!