We live in Northern Botswana, surrounded by the Chobe National Park on the banks of the Chobe River. We had never planned to home school Connor so when it became evident that I was going to have to due to our remote location, I started exploring all my options to provide Connor with a complete education, which as well as academic studies would need to include sporting and other extracurricular activities.
When it came to music, I decided I would need a proper music teacher, after searching locally and in our neighboring countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, I decided to look online for options. I found Gentle Guitar™ while looking online for music lessons. I contacted Inga, tried the free first lesson and Connor and I were hooked.
Two years later, after the amazing initial groundwork laid by Inga, Connor is now on level 3 and his lessons are now taught by another Gentle Guitar™ teacher, Lance in Canada. Lane is incredibly patient, even when Connor needs to blurt out interesting things that have happened during the week. Lance’s knowledge is such that he has the ability to explain exactly where a certain finger should be or correcting strumming techniques in a manner in which Connor understands and responds to over Skype.
We now got 2 new guitars and I’m learning to play along with Connor to keep him company. His ability has surpassed mine by a huge margin. If there was ever any doubt if lessons via Skype are possible, watching Connor will most certainly show you that they are. It has been exciting for us to have access to world class guitar teachers whilst living in the African bush!
— Tanya (South Africa)