"Hi, I'm Allen Hopgood. A guitar instructor and educator here on the Gold Coast since 2011. I used to teach beginners everything that didn't work. Most quit and I was frustrated they weren't having fun playing songs.
Then I discovered easy change chords, that I saw some professional singer-songwriters, use to play songs. It was crazy because, that's not how I learnt guitar - or how I thought it 'should' be taught...
Within days, I had stopped students wanting to give up. More importantly, they were playing songs - which is all they wanted to do since they first picked up their guitar...
The real win for me, though, was I couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces. I discovered that not only did I feel great about teaching guitar again, but seeing how quickly people got it - people like you - made me feel I can really help people be heard.
I'm so glad you are willing to come to the workshop on Saturday - I have a seat set aside for you..."
- Allen Hopgood
Founder of Gold Coast School of Guitar and GC Guitar Club