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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 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 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 season […]

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

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 been at it for a while. In this episode, I’ll talk about 7 […]

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

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 it to themselves and mess things up. In this episode, I’ll get into […]

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STG 050: 7 Things You Might Be Doing To Drive Your Guitar Students Away

Are you losing guitar students on a regular basis, but you don’t really know why? There’s a good chance you might be doing something to drive your students away! In this episode, I’ll get into 7 different ways guitar teachers can unknowingly make their students want to leave, and what you can do to keep […]

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STG 038: Teaching Music Theory -vs- Teaching Songs

In this episode, I’ll be talking about two very different approaches to teaching guitar: leading off with music theory or going with songs, instead. There’s quite a bit of contention about this and lots of guitar teachers who fall on one side of the fence or the other…today I’ll tell you about the pros and […]

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STG 035 : How To Improve Your Customer Service Skills

In this episode we’re going to be talking about CUSTOMER SERVICE…not just how to provide a good service to your customers (your students), but how to completely EXCEED their expectations and give them an experience they will never forget! I’ll explain all the benefits that good customer service can bring to your guitar teaching business, […]

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