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STG 113: How Emotions Influence New Student Acquisition

It’s a very familiar story: a potential new student comes along through your website or some other form of advertising, they read all about the cool features of your studio and they seem to be getting close to signing up for guitar lessons…but then they decide against it. Maybe they even sign up with one [...]

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STG 112: Growing Your Teaching Studio $5 At A Time

There are a lot of cool websites out there, but the coolest site for small business owners has got to be fiverr.com. There’s no place else on earth where you can get almost anything done that you could imagine and only have to pay $5 for it. There are LOTS of valuable services on fiverr [...]

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STG 111 : Why Prospects Don’t Become Guitar Students (And What To Do About It)

Have you ever had potential students get really close to signing up for guitar lessons, and then have them back out? There’s a business concept called “friction” that can make it harder for people to choose to do business with you, and if you don’t understand what’s going on, it can be baffling as to [...]

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STG 110 : Buying vs Leasing Your Teaching Space

If you’ve been teaching guitar lessons for a while and you’ve reach a certain level of success, the question of moving into commercial teaching space is always in the back of your mind. If you’ve outgrown your home studio and it’s time to move up, should you RENT that new commercial space or should you [...]

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STG 109 : How To Make Better Business Decisions

Have you ever made a decision and then lived to regret it later? Decision making is one of those few business tasks you can’t really delegate to anybody else. As an entrepreneur guitar teacher, the buck stops with YOU! Your business will succeed or fail based on the decisions you make, so it makes sense [...]

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STG 108: How NOT To Teach Guitar Lessons

I’ve done lots of podcast episodes about how to become a better guitar teacher; today I want to take a look at this from a different angle and talk about how NOT to teach guitar lessons. There are tons of teachers out there doing it WRONG! Hopefully you aren’t one of them, but regardless, it’s [...]

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STG 107 : 2014 Guitar Teacher Survey Results

Are you wondering how much other guitar teachers are charging for their lessons? Wondering how many students other teachers are actually teaching? How about how much money real teachers are making from their teaching studios? The results of the 2014 Guitar Teacher Survey are in, and this episode will have all the details. I’ll go over [...]

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STG 106 : How To Make Your Taxes Less Painful

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Tax season comes around every single year, and it’s a big source of stress and frustration for most small business owners, including guitar teachers. If you procrastinate and don’t do anything to prepare yourself for tax season, [...]

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STG 105 : 10 Guitar Blogs You Should Be Reading

Reading guitar blogs is a great way to keep a “growing edge” on your skills as a guitar teacher. Good blogs will keep you updated on the latest guitar-related developments, give you excellent articles and information you can forward on to your students and provide you with a steady source of new (and FREE) lesson [...]

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STG 104: 7 Guitar Teaching Excuses I Never Want To Hear Again

If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge into teaching guitar lessons but you haven’t found the motivation to actually get started, then this episode is for you. There are lots of excuses we’ve all made at one time or another for staying on the bench, but today is the day to face them head [...]

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