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David Karelse
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  • Worcester, Western Cape
  • South Africa
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GuitarMC replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"Aside from advertising in newspapers, with flyers, business cards, at your own live performances, word of mouth, etc.; online advertising is a great way find new students.  Create a website devoted to teaching and optimize it to meet search…"
Mar 31, 2011
Jay david Sims replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"I think that word of mouth is the best advertising you can ever get.  Don't be afraid to charge what you're worth either. In my area, 13 per half hour is standard, anywhere between 25.00-30.00 hr easily.  I began with 3…"
Mar 3, 2011
David Karelse left a comment for Phil Keaggy
"Hi Phil Hi love your music. I do own a copy of one of your cds. Thanks for keeping on making music. I would like to become as good as you. Did you study with someone?Did you ever get guitar and vocal lessons? Any advice on becoming as good as you…"
Dec 8, 2010
David Karelse joined Derrick Miller's group
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Acoustic Newb

A network of beginning acoustic guitar students for sharing discussion, encouragement, ideas, resources, and support as we begin the journey.
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse joined Michael Millham "Sidheguitarist"'s group
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Classical Cognoscenti

A place to trade ideas about the art and science of all things classical and guitar; in a civil manner, to the advancement of all who log in here.
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse joined Max's group
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Songwriting Review

A place where songwriters can solicit feedback from other members in the group regarding their songs. This group is designed to provide constructive feedback to songwriters trying to find their way along the creative journey. No more, no less.See More
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse joined BrotherX's group
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Home Recording

Share your setup and tips here.
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group
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Fingerstyle players

This is a group for fingerstyle players of all types, from Hedges disciples to Chet channelers.
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group
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Songwriters

If you made it up, you're a songwriter and this is your group!
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse replied to Mark Starlin's discussion Home Studio Promotion in the group Teachers
"HI Ken Can you maybe give an example of how your flyers look like? (What info is on there?) Do you use different flyers for the school and grocery stores? Regards"
Nov 24, 2010
David Karelse replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"I must admit- I totally forgot to mention that I'm from South Africa. The price is reasonable here. Our currency is the Rand. So, I charge R200 per month. Works our R50 per lesson. Thanks for posting your comments Regards"
Nov 22, 2010
David Karelse replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"Hey everyone Yes, I'm from South Afica. Around here it is a reasonable price. Thanks for all the responses. I'm learning alot from you all. Regards"
Nov 22, 2010
Donna Zitzelberger replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"I've based my marketing philosophy on the Starbucks method. I was always amazed at how Starbucks never has a dull moment and the line is out the door. So I read the book, "Tribal Knowledge; Business Wisdom Brewed From the Grounds of…"
Nov 21, 2010
Valerie Elizabeth replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"Hi David. The idea of your school is great and the price is very comfortable for the students, but it is way to little for you. I'm 18 and I charge $20 per student for a 45 minute period. Your rates are extremely low and if you keep them like…"
Nov 21, 2010
Ken Rhodes replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"Good for you! Being your own boss is so much better than working for someone else."
Nov 19, 2010
Andy Tulenko replied to David Karelse's discussion Growing your Guitar School in the group Teachers
"LOL Actually, I teach at someone else's school right now. I'm teaching Guitar, Violin and Trumpet. I'm in the planning stages for my school and I'm working on my marketing campaign. I want to have a good idea of how I'm…"
Nov 19, 2010

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Takamine : EF- 350MC
Crafter: Mod:FX 550EQ
Suzuki (Nylon String)
What type of music do you like to play?
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Contempory Christian, celtic guitar
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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