Guitar Lessons: When getting a new student rolling, I like to really get them talking about what the music they love, setting goals to reach for and then build a roadmap to get there.
If someone likes country and wants to play like Brad Paisley, I would start with the solo on “ticks”. That solo sssshhhhreds like mad. We would look into some simpler solos to learn vocabulary and start workin with a metronome.
Same thing with any style. There are basics that cross stylistic boundaries. We cover those but then explore the artistic area you want to focus on.