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Getting new students?

hello im a 21 year old guitarist setting up my own teaching business in my local area, i have done loads so far for the business i was just…

Started by James Kuhnel

3 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by GuitarMC

Teaching Males vs. Females

Customizing Lessons As a guitar instructor, it is important for me to consider what each of my students wants from his/her lessons. I must…

Started by GuitarMC

6 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by GuitarMC

Any tips for teaching C9, Cadd9, C2, Cadd2, Csus2

These chords are often interchanged in the labeling on different songs, leading to a lot of confusion for students. For example "Time of Y…

Started by Donna Zitzelberger

16 Jan 23, 2013
Reply by GuitarMC

Teaching students who don't want to sing

My approach to teaching guitar is song based. My impetus to learn to play the guitar was to accompany my singing so that makes sense. To me…

Started by Deidre McCalla

2 Oct 3, 2012
Reply by GuitarMC

Free Student Handouts

I started this discussion to have a place to upload student handout materials we have all developed that we are willing to freely share wit…

Started by John Michael Meehan

7 Jun 16, 2012
Reply by GuitarMC

Essential skills/proficiencies for beginning guitar instructors

Hi everyone, I'm new here and while I'm not a teacher yet, I'm becoming very interested in taking the plunge. That said, I do have some res…

Started by Jason Derrick

10 Mar 7, 2012
Reply by Mark Starlin

Hints to Build a Teaching Business

I have moved recently, and am seeking to build a successful practice as a guitar and ukulele instructor.   I am hoping to learn from others…

Started by Bob de Wolff

0 Nov 30, 2011

Teacher/Student Agreements

Do any of you have agreements, formal or otherwise, with your students? I thought it would be interesting if we chipped in our 2 cents on w…

Started by Michael S. Jackson

0 Nov 14, 2011
Reply by Donna Zitzelberger

Studio Etiquette

I recently ran across a publication entitled, "The Musical Tempo." This publication was "Devoted to the Interests of the Mandolin, Guitar,…

Started by Michael S. Jackson

0 Sep 9, 2011

Do you have any art or writing project ideas for young students attending a music camp?

I'd like to break-up the day at a music camp I am teaching next week by asking the kids to use other mediums to express themselves. One ide…

Started by Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press

4 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press

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