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STG 129: The Inner Game of Teaching Guitar

 

  There’s an outer aspect of being a successful guitar teacher, and there’s also an inner aspect. Most teachers struggle because they focus on the “outer game” but they completely ignore the “inner game”. This inner game is where your level of confidence operates, where your motivation comes from and where you believe whether or […]

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STG 127: Changing Lives With Guitar Lessons

 

  If you’ve been teaching guitar for a while and have found some success with it, maybe it’s time to consider giving something back. There are lots of ways you can use your guitar playing and teaching skills to help people right in your local community find more happiness and the inspiration and motivation they […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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STG 116: 5 Methods For Mastering Money In Your Guitar Teaching Studio

 

  http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many guitar teachers have a love/hate relationship with money. It’s awesome to get paid for doing something you love, but it’s no fun working hard doing something you love and not getting paid what you should be. Too many guitar […]

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STG 108: How NOT To Teach Guitar Lessons

 

 http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 […]

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

 

 http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 […]

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STG 102 : How To Build Momentum and Reach The Tipping Point

 

  Nothing is more frustrating than pouring your heart and soul into your teaching business for months and feeling like you haven’t made any progress. Most guitar teachers tend to give up when they don’t quickly see results for their efforts, but more often than not, the breakthrough you’ve been looking for in your business […]

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STG 100: Milestones – 100 Episodes of Start Teaching Guitar

 

 http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This week is the 100th episode of the Start Teaching Guitar Podcast! In this “centennial” episode, I’m going to talk about the milestones we’ve hit together with STG and tell the story of how it all came together almost 3 years […]

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STG 099 : 5 Marketing Mistakes That Drive Students Away

 

  A lot of guitar teachers work really hard on marketing themselves to attract new students, but they don’t see the results they hoped for. The phone doesn’t ring and their email inboxes are empty, so they start to think that marketing is just a waste of time and their businesses never become as successful […]

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