A few months ago I began teaching my first left handed guitar student. I’m not sure why it took so long, but probability finally caught up to me. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew nothing about adapting standard guitar lessons to lefties, I had very little experience with playing left handed guitar chords, and I feared I would need to flip my guitar over every time I had to teach a chord. I even — for a bit — considered recommending a left handed guitar teacher.
After some thought, I decided to press on; boy am I glad I did! My student (Amy) is a pleasure to work with and a fantastic student at that — something I imagine stems from the fact that lefties have better command of their right hand than righties do of their left (I could be wrong). Either way, making it through the initial adjustment period left me with 3 tips I think all left handed guitarists should know before taking their first guitar lesson.