Hey my name is Rick James (no, not that Rick James) and I have been playing guitar and piano for over 10 years now. I live in Santa Monica, CA with my girlfriend and 2 dogs. The best advice I can give you is to get COMPREHENSIVE and STRUCTURED guitar and piano lessons. Usually beginner guitarist/pianist will use their time attempting to find free lessons and the result is very sub-par progression. After I had learned from this disaster, I wish I just sucked it up and spent the $20 bucks to join many of the paid guitar or piano training lessons clubs online. A few months after joining, my skills GREATLY increased. So, in other words, you need to plan ahead, and develop the right way, obtain step by step video lessons from highly trained expert guitarist/pianist. It is really the only way to improve your skills.