Ive been playing for a few years, my step dad a few months. He's had regular lessons, I've had youtube. Already, he knows and understands more than I do!! He has also laid out a lot more £££ than me. Kids have it great these days. Children in my class can learn the latest Ed sheeran song in a few weeks which is amazing. That is down to a good guitar teacher (I'm a school teacher, not a guitar teacher!). They are picking up the guitar and sticking with it rather than giving up.