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STG 103 : Why Learning The Guitar Is So Difficult

I think guitar teachers sometimes have a tendency to forget where we came from. Whenever we teach absolute beginners how to play guitar, we tend to look at things through the lens of where we are TODAY as a player and we don’t always see things from the perspective of someone who has never picked up […]

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STG 095 : Overview of the 4 Main Music Instruction Methods – Part 2

Most guitar teachers just teach “freestyle” and don’t use any kind of formal method with their students, but there’s a lot we can learn by looking at formal music education methods and adapting some of their more effective principles to what we already do as guitar teachers. There are 4 primary formal music education methods […]

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STG 094 : Overview of the 4 Main Music Instruction Methods – Part 1

Most guitar teachers just teach “freestyle” and don’t use any kind of formal method with their students, but there’s a lot we can learn by looking at formal music education methods and adapting some of their more effective principles to what we already do as guitar teachers. There are 4 primary formal music education methods […]

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STG 093 : Protecting Your Students From Hand Injury

One of the lesser talked-about aspects of playing the guitar is protecting yourself from repetitive strain injuries in your hands and wrists. There’s nothing more disheartening than spending years of your life mastering an instrument like the guitar and then finding out you may have to give it up completely because you never took care […]

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STG 090 : Dealing With Overcommitted Guitar Students

Overcommitted students are common in almost every teaching studio, but you don’t have to let that become a problem for you. If you can understand what life is like for the families of these students and adapt the way you do business to make things EASIER for them, you can take good care of these […]

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STG 089 : Teaching Is Really Managing

Teaching your guitar students and managing employees have some pretty striking similarities. By taking a closer look at some of the skills you need to be a good manager, you can improve the way you teach guitar lessons, have better student retention and help your guitar students get better results on the instrument. In this […]

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Guest Article – 5 Things Every Guitar Teacher Should Know

5 Things Every Guitar Teacher Should Know, Guitar Coach Magazine If you have aspirations to become a guitar teacher, but are not quite clear as to how to approach the subject, then you are not alone. There are many points to consider and it isn’t as easy as some may be led to believe. Even […]

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STG 068: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Guitar

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Subscribe: iTunes, RSS You know what they say: “hindsight is 20/20”. You never have all the answers or all the information you need when you’re first getting started as a guitar teacher, and some of the most valuable lessons of all don’t come until you’ve […]

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STG 064: 15 Components of a Complete Guitar Player

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Subscribe: iTunes, RSS What is a complete guitar player? There are a lot of different aspects to being a well-rounded musician. People debate this subject all the time. Is it all about how well you can play technical passages, or how well you understand theory […]

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STG 062: 5 Ways Your Students Can Sabotage Their Guitar Lessons

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Subscribe: iTunes, RSS Guitar students can choose to quit taking lessons with you for several different reasons. Sometimes it’s because of something you did or didn’t do as a teacher, sometimes it’s just because life gets in the way, and sometimes it’s because they do […]

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