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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

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 […]

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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

STG 071 : Growing Your Teaching Business Through Simplicity

 

  Sometimes when you add MORE, you actually end up with LESS. Many times the best way to grow your guitar teaching business is through SUBTRACTION and not ADDITION. Adding more of the wrong features, products and services can actually decrease your effectiveness and hurt your student retention, and often the best way to reach […]

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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

STG 060: Time Management For Guitar Teachers – Interview With Kevin Toller

 

  http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG060.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Are you so busy teaching guitar lessons that you don’t feel like you have time for the things that really matter? Or maybe you work a full-time day job and teach guitar on the side and it feels like […]

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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

STG 059 : The 80/20 Principle of Teaching Guitar

The 80/20 principle applies to many aspects of teaching guitar lessons, and it can really help you be more successful as a teacher, as a musician and in your life. By focusing on the 20% of your efforts that bring you 80% of your results, you can maximize the level of success you see in […]

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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

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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STG 027 : How To Use Niche Marketing To Succeed As a Guitar Teacher

In this episode, I’ll tell you all about niche marketing and how it can benefit you as a guitar teacher. Niche marketing (as opposed to MASS marketing) is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded area with lots of other guitar teachers, and it can actually help you attract MORE students and be […]

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STG 026 : Building An Emotional Firewall Around Your Teaching Business

http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG026.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I’ll tell you about how important your emotions are when it comes to having a successful guitar teaching business. It’s possible to fortify yourself emotionally and build a “firewall” around your teaching business so that when tough times […]

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Justin Horenstein

Guitar Teacher Interview 016 – Justin Horenstein

 

 One of the driving principles behind Start Teaching Guitar is that we can all learn from each other. This “Guitar Teacher Interview” series is a chance for us to hear from other guitar teachers around the world and hopefully get some ideas for our own teaching businesses. This interview is with Justin Horenstein, from the […]

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Blue Guitar

Using Written Practice Schedules With Your Students

 

 Just like writing down your goals helps them to come to pass, writing out a practice schedule helps you plan and do the things that will make you the guitar player you want to be. Like I’ve mentioned before, your students need to know exactly WHEN they’re going to practice, for how LONG, and exactly […]

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Classical Guitar

Helping Your Students Set Musical Goals

 

 The whole process of improving on the guitar is driven by setting and reaching musical goals. Setting goals really is the key to success, not just with the guitar, but in every area of life. It’s almost impossible to master something as complicated and vast as the guitar without setting some clear goals that you […]

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