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The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast

STG 120: 5 Must-Have Mobile Apps For Teaching Guitar Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Mobile devices are one of the coolest innovations of the 21st century. Never before in the history of the world have we had so much power and access to so much information in our back pockets. Now you can run your […]

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STG 105 : 10 Guitar Blogs You Should Be Reading


  Reading guitar blogs is a great way to keep a “growing edge” on your skills as a guitar teacher. Good blogs will keep you updated on the latest guitar-related developments, give you excellent articles and information you can forward on to your students and provide you with a steady source of new (and FREE) […]

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10 Online Resources To Help You Grow Your Teaching Business


 The Internet is an amazing tool to help you start and grow your own teaching business…being “online” gives you access to resources that guitar teachers 20 years ago could have only dreamed about. Everything from tools to help you schedule your lesson appointments easier to tools that allow you to get paid more efficiently (and […]

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Teaching Website Shoot-Out: WordPress vs Music Teacher’s Helper


 In this article, I’ll be doing a “shoot-out” between two popular website platforms you can use to promote and manage your guitar teaching business: WordPress and Music Teacher’s Helper. They both have some real STRENGTHS they bring to the table, and also a few things they could do BETTER. I’ll go into both the good […]

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NAMM 2012 – 6 New Products You Should Know About


 I just got back from my first trip to the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA…it was amazing, overwhelming and exhausting all at the same time! I got to spend 4 exciting days checking out all the latest music gear, meeting some of my musical heroes and making some good business contacts. I thought I’d […]

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Guitar Moose Review + Free Giveaway


 Dealing with PICKS can be one of the more frustrating aspects of being a guitar player…they’re always slipping out of your fingers, falling into the sound hole (if you play acoustic guitars) and generally getting lost. You never seem to have one around when you need it. I recently stumbled onto Guitar Moose…a company that […]

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Guest Article – How To Teach Guitar Lessons Using Skype


 My name is Joe Walker. I teach Skype guitar lessons as well as in-person lessons at my home teaching studio in Seattle, WA. I started my teaching business, Deft Digits Guitar Lessons, just five months ago, and I’m having a great time working with a variety of students in Seattle and through webcams. I’ve been […]

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How To Capture Your Cool Business Ideas


 In this article, I want to talk about the importance of capturing your good ideas. We all get those “lightning-strike” flashes of inspiration from time to time…great ideas about ways you can make more money in your business, teach something more effectively, help your students solve a particular problem, etc. The trouble is that those […]

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Before You Buy A Mac For Your Teaching Business


 This might seem a little off-topic for my site, but a computer is something that can really help you organize your teaching business and get things done a lot faster. You probably already understand that, since you’re using a computer to read this article right now. Everybody knows there’s an ongoing controversy about whether Macs […]

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