“I am amazed by your lessons. I have been playing guitar for 2 years and it has been so hard to find the concept of learning theory and combining it with songs. No other web site is doing this and when they teach you, they only teach you hard to follow lessons with no theory behind them. I think I have finnally found a real teacher. LOL!! Thanks.”comment by janrob14
Well here we are, my last blog post of 2016! I’m sure Christmas comes around quicker and quicker every year! By now many of you will already be enjoying your first mince pie and mulled wine of the season – I am about to join you! Before I do, I wanted to reflect on what has a pretty eventful year – both personally and professionally.
In August, after many months of hard work, I was thrilled to be able to launch the new Secret Guitar Teacher website. Hopefully those of you who use the website on a regular basis are as happy with the changes we have made as I am – and rest assured, there is even more great content to come in 2017!
On a personal level, there has also been big change. After five years of living in France, this month I have returned to the UK – it is definitely going to take some getting used to!
‘Help Me Nick’ Video
One of my favourite moments from the year was receiving feedback from a user of the website – Neil Grey. Hearing comments from users, both positive and negative, is nothing new. Over the years, I have been fortunate to receive hundreds of messages via email and social media and they are all gratefully received. This one was a bit more than your normal polite email – it was this video!
What Does 2017 Have in Store?
One of my proudest achievements has been establishing a website that offers those who wish to expand their knowledge of guitar playing with all the resources they require to do so. Until moving back to the UK earlier this month, I had been able to live in France for five years solely on the income generated by the Secret Guitar Teacher website.
That being said, I am not one to rest on my laurels – I know that there are always areas of the website and service we offer that could be improved upon. That’s why we are currently in the process of gathering feedback from those who use the website with a view to making further improvements in the year ahead.
So as well prepare to take a short break for the festive period, I would just like to take this opportunity to wish guitarists everywhere a very Merry Christmas and a 2017 full of peace and goodwill.