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Practicing Guitar

Practicing Stinks! – Part 1

What do you think is the single most important thing you can do that will help you become a better guitar player? Laying out the money to buy a quality instrument? Listening to inspiring guitar music? Finding a great teacher? Nope. The biggest factor in your quest to become the best guitar player you can […]

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Guitar Sheet Music

Sure You Can Play, But Can You Teach?

There are lots of people out there who call themselves “guitar teachers”, but all teachers are NOT created equal. Just because you might be a great PLAYER, that doesn’t automatically make you a great TEACHER! There are 2 kinds of guitar teachers: GOOD ones and BAD ones… If you’re a good guitar teacher you will […]

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Start Teaching Guitar

An Easy Way To Help Keep Your Students From Quitting

Here’s a really easy way to help keep your students from quitting. Keep things fun! If they’re like most people, your students work hard all week at work or at school. They’re interested in the guitar because they love music and they want to express themselves creatively. It’s one of the few times in the […]

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Fingerstyle Guitar

How To Help Your Students Get Out Of The Rut

Frustration can be the biggest enemy for your students when learning how to play the guitar, but it doesn’t have to be. Everyone who ever quit playing guitar did so because they got frustrated. The truth is, we ALL get frustrated with our development once in a while…a small degree of frustration is unavoidable…but it’s […]

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guitar player

The One Thing That Determines Your Level Of Success

I want to tell you about the most important part of your body that you use when you teach guitar…can you guess what it is? (hint: it’s probably not what you think!) If you thought the answer was “fingers” or “hands” or even “mouth”, you’re wrong…the most important part of your body for teaching guitar […]

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Start Teaching Guitar

One Thing All Good Teachers Have In Common

Think back to some of the teachers you’ve had in the past…not just music teachers. Which one was your favorite? Why did you like them so much? I’d be willing to bet that one quality your favorite teacher had was that they actually seemed to CARE about you. You can’t put a price tag on […]

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Teach Guitar

It’s All About Results

This is the ultimate test of whether or not you’re doing your job as a teacher: are your students GETTING RESULTS? This is true for teachers of EVERY subject…not just for guitar. Always remember this: your students aren’t paying your for your TIME. They aren’t paying you for INFORMATION about the guitar, either…they can get […]

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Start Teaching Guitar

One Way You Can Beat The Competition

You probably have tons of guitar teachers in your town, right? I’m sure your local music stores are full of competition for your services. Here’s an idea you can use to help you stand out in the crowd and hopefully attract more students: Give your students tons of VALUE for their money! Do the other […]

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Nylon String Guitar

Death By Guitar Method Book

I started playing guitar twice…once in the 4th grade (that lasted about 3 weeks) and again when I was 18. One of the reasons I quit guitar in the 4th grade was because my teacher shoved a method book in my face and basically said “learn this”. Lucky for me, I eventually tried it again, […]

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Guitar Lessons


Welcome to my new website! It’s still under construction, but I’ll have some great content coming within the next few weeks. If you’re a guitar player who would love to become a guitar teacher, but don’t know how to get started, this is the place for you. If you’re an established guitar teacher, but you […]

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