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Nick Minnion

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3 Comments

  1. Akeem
    May 27th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    I have been playing the guitar consistantly for 8 months and have made great strides and im thinking about giving beginner lessons over the summer other than showing them basic beginner chordes and songs including these chords what is good material to teach to beginners?? thanks for your help

  2. Duncan Jones
    May 28th, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    The ability to make a success as a guitar teacher is not just down to how well you communicate with your students or how well you organise the material you teach or even how well you can play.

    As a teacher you have to learn other skills as well, such as how to market yourself, how to run and maintain a business, setting the right price for what you do, and how to deal with price objections when they come along, and myriad of other things that can get in the way.

    You can be the best teacher in the world, however if you are very bad at promoting yourself you will end up being the best teacher in the world to a small number of students.

    i know teachers that are frankly average players but have very good business brains and make alot of money, and i also know teachers that are amazing players and struggle to make ends meet.

    The moral is go into becoming a teacher with your eyes fully open, and be ready to learn many things not just how to play the guitar.

  3. jay
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Hi, i’ve been playing guitar since i was 4yrs old, i am now 36!. Many years ago, i was approached by the local music shop, to consider teaching guitar, as they had many customers asking about lessons. I declined the offer, due to lack of confidence and inexperience. I now feel that i am ready, and could really do with the extra money, but not really sure how to go about it, any suggestions?

    regards

    Jay