Hi, I'm Paule
I had always wanted to learn how to play guitar. I was always in awe of how a great guitar player makes everything they do look so easy, smooth and effortless.
That was never my experience! When I began playing guitar everything felt like it was a struggle to make my fingers move, or make them go where I wanted them to on the guitar neck. It was a mission to be able to clearly play the chords from my favourite songs.
I kept having to learn the same things over again and again. I knew I was missing fundamental learning skills that I should have learned on day one.
These missing fundamentals would have supercharged my guitar playing abilities and made it significantly easier to memorise and recall basic music theory that I needed to follow so that I could make rapid musical progress on the guitar.
I have now been playing guitar and singing for over 20 years, and have performed as a singer songwriter guitarist in America, Australia and New Zealand.
I am proud to say that I have developed a complete guitar learning method that has been specifically designed with the beginner guitarist in mind. I can teach you all of the things that I wish I'd known when I started playing the guitar.
I've been through it all and tried everything when it comes to learning guitar. I can literally help save you days, weeks, months and years of guitar frustration!
My coaching philosophy
I have been actively involved in coaching for over twenty years.
I started playing guitar at 15 years old.
I went through a bunch of guitar teachers that just didn't work for me. I found that many guitar teachers are just entirely too serious and way too intellectual in their teaching approach.
I was trying to find that elusive combination of guitar genius, and a coach with a solid understanding of how to make learning fun and effective.
I'm talking about the mythical search for the holy grail of guitar instruction.
Some teachers were good at playing but really lacked the skill at been able to explain what they were doing on the fret board. Others talked about music theory, but weren't great players themselves.
Some teachers acted like it was my job to fit their learning style. I won't even begin to tell you how badly that stunted my learning progress!
I work hard to match my students learning style and learning pace.
I identify my students' unique learning challenges (when they come up) and I adapt my coaching approach accordingly!
In short, I learned how to be a awesome effective guitar coach, mentor and motivator for my students by simply becoming the coach that I had always wanted when I first started to learn how to play guitar.
RGR learning and development
I started coaching at ten years old! I discovered the joys of coaching, literally at ten years of age, when I first started teaching my younger sister how to be a soccer goal keeper (she was trying out for her primary school team).
I discovered that I was born with the skills to develop effective systems and methodologies to make learning effective fast and fun.
More importantly, I have developed the ability over the last twenty years to quickly identify various psychological roadblocks that can act as a metaphorical handbrake. These handbrake's prevent the body and our brain from learning new skills!
Most people are so engaged in the learning process that they completely ignore the psychological roadblock that is making it difficult to master the new skill that they are working on. This is often because they simply assume that the resistance and friction they are experiencing is normal and will magically disappear later on.
It's critical that you deal with and resolve these psychological roadblocks as soon as they come up, so you can resume and enjoy a natural rate of progression in developing your guitar playing skills, and make it easier to understand and remember your basic music theory.
I have developed effective coaching techniques to resolve these handbrakes, and I am still constantly amazed at the rate of progress my clients enjoy once their mind and body are aligned - it becomes much easier to learn new skills!
Learning to play guitar requires a large amount of co-ordinated, fine motor skill activity. Or put simply, lots of information sharing between the right and left sides of your brain.
Some people are just naturally wired from birth the right way to play guitar - people lie Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Slash and Eric Clapton.
The good news is that even if you weren't born with the co-ordinations naturally wired into the right places for guitar greatness, you can learn to develop these fine motor skills. All it requires is patience!
In my experience, the top three rules to follow when learning the guitar are:
- Learn things the way the human brain prefers to learn.
- Practice the right things in the right order.
- Benefit from the right role modeling and guidance from a good coach.
Closing the gaps in the learning circle
I am pleased to announce that I have developed a unique and highly effective learning and development programme. This system helps to close the gaps in your learning and development circle.
When your brain is engaged in the task of learning new skills, or memorising new knowledge, the key to successfully retaining that information and rapidy recalling that information easily is making sure that you engage all the available learning senses at the same time.
I refer to this as my six-dimensional rapid learning method.
In the pursuit of active learning, we create a new learning circle for each new skill or piece of new knowledge that we wish to acquire. We want to be able to upload that knowledge into our central nervous system and concious brain in the most energy and resource-efficient manner possible.
1. The first step in the rapid learning method is to bolt new knowledge onto existing knowledge.
2. The second step is to present information as simply as possible to your brain in its preferred learning method.
Your brain is more receptive to learning through multi-dimensional learning actions. Learn how to close the gaps in your learning circle - contact me today.
If you struggle to learn new physiocal skills like guitar licks, riffs or new guitar coordinations, chances are that you don't have a guitar performance coach that is able to show you how to close the gaps in your learning circle.
This is where I come in.
Contact me now to discuss how we can overcome your temporary learning challenges together.
RGR "Jedi mind tricks"
The secret to rapidly learning any new skill, or developing the desired physical co-ordinations to reach a proficient level on guitar comes down to understanding how the brain works. Identifying all physical and psychological roadblocks that act as handbrakes that prevent us from improving our performance.
I am proud to say that i have developed a series of techniques to help rewire our minds for improved performance.
I affectionately refer to these unique learning techniques as my RGR "Jedi mind tricks"!