One Of The Biggest Guitar Teaching Mistakes That Wastes Time & Money

by Tom Hess

One of the biggest and most common guitar teaching mistakes is going to your students’ homes to teach. Here’s why this mistake wastes your time and money as a guitar teacher:

  • Offering to teach away from your home/studio attracts less serious students that aren’t willing to do something as simple as drive to you to get the results they want. These types of students are a lot more likely to quit lessons after a short time. When this happens, you make less money and your students don't become great players.
  • You lose time driving to students’ homes. This costs you extra gas money... but more importantly, it takes up a lot of time. This takes up time you could be using to teach more students (which costs you a LOT of money).
  • You don't have access to all of your equipment, so you aren’t able to help your students by recording them or by demonstrating things with different instruments/musical samples.

Solution: Have a strict teaching policy of only teaching guitar students from your location (no exceptions).

This solves all the problems above so you are able to teach more students, attract more high-quality students, get better results for them and invest your time wisely into business. 

Getting control over your time is critical for your long-term success as a guitar teacher. However, there are many other mistakes to look out for... Read this article about teaching guitar to learn 15 common guitar teaching mistakes and how your teaching business prospers when you avoid them.

Tom HessAbout Tom Hess: Tom Hess is a guitar teacher, music career mentor and guitar teacher trainer. He trains guitar teachers from all over the world how to earn 6-figures per year teaching guitar, while working less than 40 hours per week. 

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