OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Is a Great Teacher, Zac Efron Says

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At the Los Angeles premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Taylor Swift admitted it wasn’t all that difficult for guys to impress her. “Guys in my life … I don’t think I have a memory of [being impressed like] that. But that’s good. The bar’s really low,” she said. But as far as impressing others? Swift’s co-star Zac Efron thinks she’s doing just fine . Especially when it comes to the guitar. “She’s a great teacher. In the past, everyone who’s tried to teach me guitar starts with music theory and stuff like that. I tend to just doze off after a little while,” he said. “She went straight into songs. She taught me, like, four chords, and I’m already playing all the good campfire songs.” We already know Efron can sing, from his days as Troy Bolton and Link Larkin in High School Musical and Hairspray, respectively. So now that he’s added guitar to his skill set, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Swift/Efron duet down the road.

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