I encourage all my students to learn to read music and to grasp a basic understanding of music theory and song structure. However, the most important exercise is to get you playing your guitar as soon as possible, to enable you to decide how far and in what direction you want to utilise your new skill. Everyone has their own ideas and dreams, I am here to help you realise them.
I use a selection of books to help you get started. I have song based books that focus on strumming basic chords and rhythms to enable you to accompany yourself, classical books which focus on picking techniques and sight reading, also some blues books which form the basis of a more rock orientated direction. Some students develop their own songwriting skills along the way and I can also help you develop these.
However it's your decision, what do you want to do? How can I help?