5 Action Steps To Building A Massively Successful Guitar Teaching Business And Becoming A Great Guitar Teacher
By Tom Hess
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Wouldn’t you feel great if you could earn a lot of money teaching music while helping hundreds of people learn to play guitar really well? Of course you would… and you are about to learn how to do it.
The first thing to do is not get in your own way. Realize that you can become a successful guitar teacher no matter where you live, even if you don’t have a music degree.
When you believe in your potential, you can better learn to do the simple things that help you become more successful. (I’ll share these with you below).
Let go of any skepticism you may feel about yourself as a guitar teacher. When you are skeptical, you hold yourself back from big success. You also hold your guitar students back from making the progress they deserve to make with you.
Fact: there are no successful skeptics (in any area of life). Successful people believed in their potential to reach greatness even when they were just getting started. The more you learn, the more your guitar teaching skills improve and the more confident you become about yourself as a guitar teacher.
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When you feel confident in your guitar teaching skills, your students pick up on that and become motivated to practice and improve more.
Watch this video to see how your attitude helps your guitar students make a lot of progress quickly:
Here are 5 action steps that help you become a better guitar teacher and build a successful guitar teaching business:
Action Step #1. Learn How To Make Your Guitar Students Better Very Quickly. Here Is How:
Fact: your guitar students don't really want “guitar lessons” from you. What your students actually want is for you to:
help them become awesome guitar players quickly.
solve their musical problems, frustrations and challenges.
- make the learning process simple and fun, so your students feel great every time they play guitar.
The fastest (and best) way to improve your guitar teaching skills, is to get actual training on how to teach guitar. Watch this video to learn simple guitar teaching tips you can use right away to help your students improve faster:
Note: You can learn to be a great teacher before becoming a master musician yourself. Yes, not all understand this, but it’s true. You develop both skills simultaneously. Improving your guitar teaching skills will make you a better musician yourself! You can start teaching guitar (and learn to teach well) even if you are not yet a highly advanced guitar player.
Action Step #2: Set Ambitious Goals For Your Guitar Teaching Business. Here Is How:
You want to be more successful than the average guitar teacher, don’t you? To do that, you must set ambitious goals for yourself that average guitar teachers consider impossible. Example:
Most guitar teachers earn between $20,000-$45,000 annually, work 40-60 hours per week and are happy to get just 20 new guitar students per year.
Fact is, you could be earning 6-figures ($100,000+) per year, teaching guitar part-time. This is what the most successful guitar teachers earn. Best of all, it’s really not as hard as you probably think and you definitely can do it too, even if you’ve struggled to fill your schedule with students in the past. Want proof? Download this free eGuide to learn how simple it really is to get a lot of new guitar students to take lessons from you.
Action Step #3. Let Go Of Your Fears. Here Is How:
The #1 thing that keeps you from success as a guitar teacher is your own fear. Your fears may include:
Fear of failure: you may fear that you won’t be able to attract a lot of students and make money as a guitar teacher.
Fear of success: Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true… some people actually fear becoming successful and earning a lot of money. You may be afraid of how others will perceive you when you become wealthy and successful.
- Fear of looking bad in front of your students: you may be afraid of having a student ask you a question you don’t now the answer to.
Here is how you can get rid of these fears once and for all:
Solution #1: Continue to improve your guitar teaching skills. Become the absolute best guitar teacher you can possibly be. Your guitar teaching skills must be greater than any fear you may have.
When you have confidence in your skills as a guitar teacher, you stop fearing failure or looking bad in front of your students. Read this article to learn how to improve your guitar teaching skills quickly and easily.
Solution #2: Be around like-minded people who have an empowering outlook about money and success. This helps you overcome your fears and become more successful faster.
Action Step #4. Become A True Mentor, Trainer & Coach For Your Guitar Students. Here Is How:
To help your students become great players you must do a lot more than simply teach guitar. You must also mentor, coach and train your students to master what you are teaching them. This makes your students great guitar players quickly and builds your reputation as the best guitar teacher in your area.
Don’t worry, it’s not hard to become an expert mentor, trainer and coach for your students.
Watch this video to see what this means and how to do it correctly for your students:
Action Step #5. Expect Your Guitar Students To Be Committed. Here Is How:
You don’t have to turn all your students into highly advanced guitarists (since most students won’t have such goals). However, you must expect all your students to reach their goals (whatever they might be). Do not accept slow progress or mediocre results.
If your students aren’t practicing, find out why. If your students aren’t getting results or aren't feeling motivated to play guitar, find out why. It’s your responsibility to enable your students to make the fastest progress possible… and help them enjoy that process.
If you continue teaching students who don’t do what you tell them to do, don’t practice and don’t show interest in making progress, everyone loses. You lose because your reputation suffers. Your current students lose because they are wasting their time and money on lessons. You also don’t get to help other, more serious guitar students in your area who would make great students for you.
You now know what to focus on to build a successful guitar teaching business. Your next step to making a lot of money teaching guitar is to learn how to attract a lot of new guitar students quickly and easily. Download this free guitar teaching guide to learn how to fill your schedule with a lot of new students, increase your guitar teaching income and build an unbelievably amazing life for yourself.
Get the training required to become a highly successful guitar teacher.
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