Change the Way You Think…and Change Your Life
Do a quick search on the Internet on “how to teach guitar” and you’ll find a handful of websites and companies that provide information and training on the subject. But not many of those offer small business coaching and tools to help you take action.
That’s why Donnie Schexnayder founded Start Teaching Guitar: to help guitar teachers succeed. And that continues to be the company’s mantra to this day. Even existing teachers can benefit from the training STG provides and be more successful.
“A lot of teachers I work with have been doing this for a while, but they still struggle financially or deal with too many of the unnecessary headaches that plague many guitar teachers,” Schexnayder explained. “By making changes to thinking processes and business practices, teachers can eliminate many of those problems and find more success than they may have thought possible.”
What started out as a free podcast has now flourished into an overnight success. When no other podcasts existed specifically for guitar teachers, Start Teaching Guitar immediately took off and now reaches tens of thousands people around the globe.
“I want to make a difference in other people’s lives,” shared Schexnayder. “I want to use my skills, knowledge and experience to help other people be successful. And I want to help produce better guitar teachers all over the world, which will result in better guitar players.”
The founder, himself, is a lifelong learner, continually seeking ways to improve himself and the company, whether by working on his own guitar skills or enhancing his knowledge and abilities as a teacher and business coach.
Schexnayder has been through this process. He was a guitar player who wanted to share the joy of music with others, so he started a guitar teaching business. Now he’s sharing everything he learned along the way with anyone who wants to listen.
“It all begins with changing your mindset from one of scarcity to one of abundance, and then, of course, looking at your market differently,” Schexnayder explained. “You have to take the view that you have more opportunity, more customers, more ideas and more resources at your disposal than you will ever be able to completely utilize. Your mindset is one of your biggest assets in growing a successful business.”