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STG 126: Motivating Your Students With Effective Praise

One of the keys to good student retention is understanding how to motivate your students. Motivated students learn better, have more confidence and stick with guitar lessons for longer periods of time. One of the biggest motivational tools you can use to help your students excel on the guitar is to praise them, but it’s […]

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STG 125: How Mentoring Can Change Your Teaching Studio and Your Life

Are you tired of spinning your wheels trying to grow your teaching studio, feeling like you’re going nowhere? Trying to grow a business on your own can be one of the loneliest and most frustrating experiences ever. The good news is that you don’t have to try to build your studio on your own; you […]

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STG 124: Guitar Advice From The Pros, Volume 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Subscribe: iTunes, RSS I recently discovered a great podcast called The Guitar Channel, hosted by Pierre Journel. He has hundreds of episodes of his show, mostly containing interviews with famous guitar players including Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Paul Gilbert, Al Di Meola, Guthrie […]

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STG 123: Generational Marketing For Guitar Teachers, Part 3 – Baby Boomers

Marketing and student retention get a whole lot easier when you really know and understand the people you’re trying to teach. There are three main categories of potential students out there that fall into three basic generations: Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. Chances are you have some of each in your teaching studio right […]

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STG 122: Generational Marketing For Guitar Teachers, Part 2 – Generation X

Marketing and student retention get a whole lot easier when you really know and understand the people you’re trying to teach. There are three main categories of potential students out there that fall into three basic generations: Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. Chances are you have some of each in your teaching studio right […]

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STG 121: Generational Marketing For Guitar Teachers, Part 1 – Millennials

Marketing and student retention get a whole lot easier when you really know and understand the people you’re trying to teach. There are three main categories of potential students out there that fall into three basic generations: Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. Chances are you have some of each in your teaching studio right […]

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STG 120: 5 Must-Have Mobile Apps For Teaching Guitar

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Subscribe: iTunes, RSS Mobile devices are one of the coolest innovations of the 21st century. Never before in the history of the world have we had so much power and access to so much information in our back pockets. Now you can run your entire […]

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STG 119: How To Open Your Own Music Store

There are several ways to add additional income streams to your teaching studio, but one of the most interesting ways is to open your own music store on a small scale and resell musical instruments, teaching materials and guitar accessories to your students. If your business is well-enough established, your guitar students can be a […]

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STG 118: Teaching Guitar In A Commodity Market

The hardest way to teach guitar lessons is when you teach in a commodity market. If your lessons are basically no different than the lessons offered by every other teacher in town, there’s really no reason for potential students to choose you over anyone else except one: price. Unless you understand how to keep this […]

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STG 117: Rework Your Teaching Studio For Better Results

There are lots of business-related books out there you could read to improve your teaching studio, but one of the best books I’ve ever read is a funky little book with short chapters and full-page artwork called Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of 37Signals, Basecamp and Ruby On Rails. It’s […]

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