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STG 087 : How To Teach Great Guitar Tone

 

  The gear and equipment your students use can play a huge part in what kind of guitar players they become, and in whether or not they really get excited about learning the guitar. Being able to dial in a really good, appropriate guitar sound for the style of music your students want to learn […]

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STG 079 : How To Stop Losing Students In The Summer

 

  Many guitar teachers have trouble with losing students during the summer months, but that doesn’t have to be a problem for YOU. Re-thinking the way you offer your guitar lessons and educating your students and their parents about the value of summer lessons can actually help you be MORE PROFITABLE during this traditionally slow […]

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STG 069 : Are Your Communication Skills Hurting Your Student Retention?

 

  According to George Bernard Shaw, the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. Just because you’re TALKING, that doesn’t necessarily mean your students are LEARNING. If you spend a little bit of time working on your communication skills, it can pay you back with better student retention and […]

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STG 044: 7 Tips To Help Your Students Practice Guitar More Effectively

http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG044.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHelping your students practice guitar more effectively is the SECRET to becoming a better guitar player. If your students don’t practice, they won’t IMPROVE…and they probably won’t STAY with you for very long. If you want to succeed as a guitar […]

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5 Things You MUST Do After You Get a New Student

 

 Student retention is something not enough guitar teachers pay attention to. It’s easy to get so focused on getting new students to come in through the FRONT DOOR (through marketing and advertising) that you forget to make it harder for them to leave through the BACK DOOR. If you don’t focus on BOTH the front […]

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Practicing Guitar

Practicing Stinks! – Part 2

 

 What do you think is the single most important thing you can do that will help you become a better guitar player? Laying out the money to buy a quality instrument? Listening to inspiring guitar music? Finding a great teacher? Nope. The biggest factor in your quest to become the best guitar player you can […]

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Practicing Guitar

Practicing Stinks! – Part 1

 

 What do you think is the single most important thing you can do that will help you become a better guitar player? Laying out the money to buy a quality instrument? Listening to inspiring guitar music? Finding a great teacher? Nope. The biggest factor in your quest to become the best guitar player you can […]

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It’s All About Results

 

 This is the ultimate test of whether or not you’re doing your job as a teacher: are your students GETTING RESULTS? This is true for teachers of EVERY subject…not just for guitar. Always remember this: your students aren’t paying your for your TIME. They aren’t paying you for INFORMATION about the guitar, either…they can get […]

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Death By Guitar Method Book

 

 I started playing guitar twice…once in the 4th grade (that lasted about 3 weeks) and again when I was 18. One of the reasons I quit guitar in the 4th grade was because my teacher shoved a method book in my face and basically said “learn this”. Lucky for me, I eventually tried it again, […]

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