One of the keys to good student retention is understanding how to motivate your students. Motivated students learn better, have more confidence and stick with guitar lessons for longer periods of time. One of the biggest motivational tools you can use to help your students excel on the guitar is to praise them, but it’s not quite that simple – your praise needs to be appropriate and effective to get the best results. Getting this wrong can hurt both your credibility and your retention rates.
In this episode I’ll talk about the right ways to praise your students so that you can get the desired result. I’ll explain why praise is such an effective motivator, what kind of good things you can expect to see from your students in a culture of positive affirmation and how to use praise in the right ways – and at the right times – to make the biggest impact on your guitar students. Understanding this one simple concept can change the way you teach guitar and help you become transformational in the lives of your students. Your ability to keep your students motivated is one of the most valuable things you bring to the table as a guitar teacher, and this episode will teach you how to take it to the next level.
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