"When I first heard of the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International, I immediately wanted to buy my ticket. Just to know that Tom Hess was putting on a program for guitar teachers that teaches them how to do everything from marketing to selling students and to filling out your schedule all the way and making 6-figures and all the way up to 7-figures. There wasn’t a question in my mind that I had to get into that program and buy my ticket right on the spot."
I really enjoy being coached by Tom Hess and learning from him because you know he’s always many, many steps ahead of you. He’s always studying. He’s an extremely smart guy. Probably one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met in person. And he’s always got a solution, no matter what step you’re at any step along the way. He knows how to break it down and give you the right answer that you need at any time.
The Guitar Teaching Super Summit International really really helped my guitar teaching business out because it gave me the systems, the standard operating procedures, the marketing tools, the sales tools and literally everything I needed to really improve my business and take it from low figure number to a really big, big number and give me a lot of freedom in what I want to do inside of my business, and it gave me the financial freedom to do whatever I want to do as well.
Being around other 6-figure earners or multiple 6-figure earners at the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International is really inspiring because you get to share ideas with tons of people who know exactly what you’re going through, they’ve already been through it, they help give you solutions to solve challenges or obstacles that are in your way of making your teaching business extremely better and it’s amazing just how much progress you make just from being able to talk in groups of people who already know how to overcome everything that you’re struggling with. So I picked up tons of advice being here, you know, just from other multiple 6-figure earning teachers that it helped me literally get through almost every obstacle that I had in my teaching business.
Would I come to the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International again? Yes. I’m definitely going to be at the next one.
Jacob Melling, Richland, Washington, USA
"When I first heard about this event, I knew that it was something that I needed to invest in because I was tired of my day job... and I was looking to do anything to get out of it. And I knew the Guitar Teacher Super Summit International would be a key component in getting me the information that I needed to do that and make that a reality."
It gives me freedom to do what I want, the time to invest into myself and the ability to make as much money as I fricking decide I’m able to make... because right now I’m selling my time. I’m stuck 40 hours a week... no matter what... doesn’t matter if there’s actually stuff to do... it’s the time that they want, not the results. And this is something where I’m going to be able to get paid for results instead of time.
I like to be coached most by Tom Hess because I know that what he says will work, because I’ve seen the evidence, I’ve seen many other guitar teachers before me succeed doing at what he says... and I know that if I just implement the stuff that the success will follow. It’s... it’s almost a guarantee.
My guitar teaching business will improve because of the Guitar Teacher Super Summit International because now I know so much more about marketing and about actually teaching and training my students and getting more students and at the same time leveraging all of my time to achieve everything and still keep my time free without overtaxing myself. That's going to be huge.
Being around Tom Hess’s other successful clients, all of these guitar teachers that make multiple 6-figures teaching every year is extremely inspiring. Even before the event started, just hanging out with some of the people here that Tom Hess has coached got me just on fire. I was ready to go back and dominate my area almost before the event even started.
As of right now, it is my plan to come to the guitar teacher super summit international every single time Tom Hess offers it again.
Chris Hirsch, Ruston, Louisiana, USA
"Tom Hess really cares about your progress and he wants to make sure that you're doing everything that he wants you to do because that’s how you’ll be successful."
And so I’ve enjoyed it for several years now, that it’s really cool to have someone like Tom Hess who not only just shows you a lot of cool things or teaches you about a lot of cool things but also makes sure that you do it and you master it and you make sure everything’s good whether that’s in your teaching business or in your guitar playing, whatever it is...
Attending the guitar teaching super summit event was really cool, because one: my wife came with me and she’s involved in the business and so it was good because we both were able to kind of put everything together and any holes that we had in our business or things that we’d overlooked or things that we had questions on, we were able to get fixed right away.
And a lot of it we actually got done here in the hotel, and I haven’t even got home yet… and we’ve already got a bunch of stuff done and ready to go, so that when we get home things are ready to go. Our employees have been notified of all the big changes that are coming up and how everything is going to be so much better, but really the big thing is, since we’ve been here the whole plan of how we’re going to get from where we are now to where we’re making 7-figures or 8-figures is like crystal clear now. It’s going to be super easy for us.
It was a lot of fun being around the other 6-figure earners, cause we had a lot of fun trading ideas and talking about what other people have tested in their businesses… what has worked for them… what hasn’t worked for them… what mistakes to avoid... And the higher up that we went up the ladder with you know, people like Kevin Downing who’s just unreal… it was really awesome to sit and hear a lot of these next level ideas and ways to be thinking and how to approach things. So it was awesome to be able to help each other out and really point that out because all of a sudden instead of it just being me at home and my wife with me working on the business and we’re doing it... all of sudden we had this big team. And a team of people who had tested things and had tried things and found what works. And so it’s a lot better when you have a bunch of people around you who are passionate and doing the same thing as you… and so that made it… that was cool. Just that alone was worth the event.
Brad Litton, Vernal, Utah, USA
"I’ve been teaching a reasonably long time. I’ve been teaching 20 years. And I’ve certainly learned things this week and the past few days that have blown what I do out of the water basically."
I mean I’ve now got so many things that I’m going to go back and change which will help my students immensely. In terms of the business side of things, I’ve got a very clear direction now, which was coming together previously but it’s really intensified and it brought me to absolute clarity as to what I need to do immediately when I get home. It’s, you know things that I’ve been procrastinating about a little bit that will become incredibly clear because of the help and advice here.
It’s been wonderful to meet people that I’ve been communicating with on the forum, who’ve been offering advice to myself and other people. To hear the way that the talk, the way they act, interact with people, the language that they use... And just being in a similar situation of a 6-figure earner... just being able to hear other people’s experiences and compare them with mine has been very interesting and inspiring as well.
Dylan Kay, Auckland, New Zealand
"I’ve been a guitar teacher for a couple years now. And I feel like I’ve been kind of staggering a little bit in my income and my financial situation and business in general. And I felt that this is a real good opportunity for me to grow further and have a really quick expansion in my business in a short period of time."
I like to be coached by Tom Hess mostly because he’s a very talented coach to begin with. He’s an expert in his area and he really knows what to look for in problems and in solutions. So when I talk to Tom Hess about my specific problems, I know that he will give me the most perfect solution to my problems in particular and I experience very fast results when I actually implement the ideas that he gives me.
Attending this event with Tom Hess has really opened my eyes to some of the weaknesses that I didn’t even know I had both personal and business-wise. And it has really given me a clear understanding of what to do next to grow as fast as possible. So I really, am really thankful for that part.
It is very inspiring to be around all these successful guitar teachers and business owners that share the kind of ideas that they have implemented themselves. They’ve been in my situation once and they can relate to the frustrations that I’ve went through and they have really good solutions and tips to give me how to you know solve my own problems that I’m having.
Tom Hess has taught me to inspire my students a lot more than I’ve done previously. And he has guided me in a way that sort of flows through me indirectly to my students. So by having Tom Hess as a coach and teacher and mentor, I have a pretty good understanding of what is desired of such as person… and I basically just reflect that upon my own students in my own personal way so that has been also very, very, very good to me.
Gottfrid Norberg Waxin, Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden
“When I first heard about the Guitar Teaching Super Summit, I was stoked. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to get some exact business training in my market cause there’s nothing like it that exists. So it was a no-brainer for me. It was a really easy decision.”
When you learn with Tom Hess, it’s the real deal. It’s not just some tricks and some tactics, but he gets into the very very specifics on every different topic. Whether it be on teaching and how to actually take someone from nothing to being an extremely good player... getting into the very intricacies in speed or whatnot... but then on the other hand on the business side of teaching guitar, of how to actually do it so you can run the business well and efficient and help your students and get more out of it for yourself.
The biggest thing about the Guitar Teaching Super Summit is that it gave me clarity. So I came in and had a lot of questions about the business side of it... that’s obviously why I was here, because there’s a lot of bottle-necks and hang-ups that I was having issues with and he gave me clarity on what I needed to do, how to do it and the structure of everything... how to get it done. So... Everything from the teaching side, the marketing, the business and how it runs... he gave me clarity on pretty much all of that.
It’s very inspiring to be around Tom Hess and all the other clients that are doing very well in their areas... and dominating in their areas. And it’s also very motivating because I don’t really think that they have anything that I don’t... and I should be at that level too... And so it’s… ... it’s humbling in a way but it’s also very motivating for me to get my act together and get to where I want to be.
I’d come to the Guitar Teaching Super Summit again in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t even need... just tell me when and where and I’ll make it happen.
Preston Howard, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
"When I first heard about the Guitar Teaching Super Summit, I knew immediately that I wanted to purchase it. I mean, $3,000 is nothing compared to the information that I knew I was going to be getting."
I knew that if I spent $3,000 what I would be able to do with that, would be so much greater. So spending $3,000 was no question at all, because I knew the information I was going to get was going to be able to help me and make so much more money than just $3,000.
The reason I like learning from Tom Hess is: he’s a down to Earth guy, he’s approachable. He’s always given me very good advice, and I love the people he teaches too, so when you come to any of his events or even if you are on his forum, there’s just so much to learn. He really attracts a high quality group of people, so you're not just learning from Tom Hess, you’re also learning from all these other amazingly talented guitarists or successful business people around the world. So, it’s really great and whenever you have a question, Tom Hess will jump in and answer your question. And he’ll answer it so much more than what you were thinking, like you will ask a question and he will come back, and he will answer in like a million times more than you were ever expecting to get so...
The Guitar Teaching Super Summit - I can already see how it’s going to help my business. I’m a multi 6-figure earner right now for my business and it was a huge slap in the face… things that I need to do that are good to improve the business… so I’m super excited to get back and implement some of the things I’ve learned at the super summit, because I know it’s just going to make my business explode… I mean my business is already growing fast, and I know that when I go back home, I’m going to implement some of the stuff that we’ve learned here… the business is going to soar and we’re going to start opening up more than one location which is always nice.
So, being around other 6-figure teachers that Tom Hess has coached and helped is awesome.
It’s really great to be able to throw ideas off of people because everyone has their own take on the business, and I feel like everyone excels at something in their business, so something I might be good at, someone else might have figured out a better way to do it, so it’s good to kind of bounce ideas off of other people and there’s some people here who make over half a million dollars in their businesses.
So, that’s inspiring to be like, ah I can’t wait until I get to that point. So definitely there’s a whole motivation aspect and just the level of learning and the questions that we ask are very different. So, it’s great to be around other like-minded people cause in my area there’s not any guitar teachers that make like a 6-figure level.
Lauren Bateman, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
“The Guitar Teaching Super Summit International event has already set my mind in the right place and it has set me up to earn beyond what I thought was possible.”
I thought it was possible for me to reach 6-figures teaching, but now I know that it is possible for me to go beyond that to multiple 6-figures to 7-figures and it’s going to help me to get that in terms of the teaching business.
In terms of teaching, I know exactly what kind of mistakes that I was making previously and currently in my teaching business, and I know exactly how to correct those things and improve the results for my own students.
It sets me on fire. Like when I hear about those guys earning 6-figures and more, it just sets me on fire. I’m earning 6-figures in my own country which is not the same as in US dollars, but it’s pretty significant in my country, in Malaysia. It just makes me want to dominate the whole of Malaysia and just take my business to that level. If they can do it, then I can do it. There’s nothing special about anybody, I mean they’re all special people, but there’s nothing special inherently within their own abilities that make them reach that. And if it’s possible for them it’s possible for me. And I will make that happen. And just seeing other people like my peers make that happen, it just means that it’s totally possible for me.
I’m already planning to come to the next Guitar Teaching Super Summit International event for sure. I’m going to make it happen.
Vishaal Kapoor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Over the years with working with Tom Hess I’ve developed relationship with him and it’s built on trust. I trust him. I know he’s an awesome guy. He knows what he’s doing. He’s an awesome teacher. He’s an awesome mentor, and that’s why I didn’t second question my decision to come here."
I like to be coached by Tom Hess most because he’s a role model. It’s really hard to find a guy that teaches what he does. I’ve studied a lot of books from teachers who don't live what they teach. They cannot be your role models. And everything Tom Hess does, you can see with other students and teachers all around the world that his principles and his strategies and tactics works, and this is basically the main reason I’m here, because it works, it gives you a lifestyle that it would take years to develop on your own, anything even similar to this kind of success.
By attending the Guitar Teachers Super Summit International, I gained a lot of really great tactics and strategies for developing all parts of business from teaching to marketing to sales. I’m still doing everything on my own and it’s really important that I’m good at everything because I cannot afford to not be great at marketing or not be great at sales or not be great at teaching. Right now, I have to do everything and it’s really important to have all the knowledge… to have all the details... to know what you need to know, because sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and this is the hardest thing to kind of realize. But you gotta know everything if you want to be successful.
Jure Golobic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"I’ve learned a lot of things in two days already that what I believe that I’m doing wrong… I’m like "oh no, now there a lot of changes I have to make…" but it’s exciting because at least now I have a blueprint or a partial blueprint at this point of what changes need to be made and I can already kind of sense how that’s going to affect my business in a positive way."
I think it’s wonderful. I’ve gone to seminars in other fields throughout my life and different parts of my career for financials services and other markets… and I always like being around motivated people. But when you can find motivated people that are in the music industry, that’s rare.
There’s so many things that have clicked in my brain, it’s almost a little overwhelming, because like oh I’ve got to change this… I’ve got to change that. But it’s not overwhelming in a negative way, it’s overwhelming like it kind of lights that fire in you and you’re like "I almost can’t wait to get home, I can’t wait to learn what we’re going to learn next, but I can’t wait to get home to get started on the things that I have to change."
Jim Steed, Germantown, Maryland, USA
“I thought it would be life changing and it’s definitely proved to be that with what I’ve experienced here. The system we got given by Tom, it basically laid the blueprint to become something I really want to be... a 6-figure guitar teacher."
I like to be coached by Tom Hess because he has a really good way of breaking down things into various components for you in a way that it makes you believe that you can actually do it if you just go through each step by step that he’s explained ,you’ll actually see results. And I can definitely attest to getting results from implementing this stuff that Tom Hess tells you. Whether that be with my own guitar playing or my teaching business.
My teaching business has definitely improved in terms of its bank balance even before coming to the super summit event, but I’m totally 100% confident that it will get me to 6-figures when I go home and implement the various systems that Tom has given us. And that would be the main thing. Never having to worry about a day job again. I’ve already phased out my day job and have been a part of the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle… and now at a further stage coming here... And not just the information Tom gives you, but it’s the other member of this program. Guys that have gone up to 6-figures already and multiple 6-figure earners... actually getting to talk to them, ask them questions… it’s been fantastic! So it’s not just the information that we’ve received this week that’s fantastic… it’s actually meeting the other people and kind of realizing, hey normal people can do this… just ordinary everyday guys and women like me have just implemented what Tom Hess said and they’ve reached their goals. And I’m thoroughly confident I can do that as well.
It’s extremely inspiring. When you meet people like Antony, Simon, Jacob, Lauren, Tommaso… you see these people on the forum, but actually coming and meeting them in person, it’s fantastic listening to them, just watching what they do.
Michael Hanna, Larne, United Kingdom
"I’m always striving to become better as a musician and also as a teacher and I know that Tom Hess has always provided good quality programs and products for me which I’ve enjoyed and benefited from in the past… and I just kind of knew this was going to be a very cool thing and a life changing opportunity."
I like being coached by Tom Hess most because he delivers on his promise to get results. I’ve done plenty of things up to this point that show that you know the results are real. And I feel good about what I’m doing and the progress that I’m making… and that’s just all very cool.
There will be a lot of things that I’m going to want to kind of apply once I go back home. A lot of these strategies that I want to start taking action on. I think so far the thing that it’s helped me to get some clarity on a few points such as how to manage my time better and to not be distracted by things that don’t really matter that’s been kind of a problem for me. I’d say this… in this past year, past, several months. just getting distracted by other things and not being able to focus as well as I would’ve like to. So all that’s gone. That’s not going to be a problem here in the future.
It's very cool to be around some people who I consider the best of the best at what they do. They’re sharing lots of cool ideas with people like me and it’s very inspiring… I’m very happy for anybody who is successful and it’s very inspiring to me to see and to think that basically if they can do it, then I can do it to. I can set goals for myself and move toward achieving those goals. I think with the knowledge that I’m gaining, it’s going to help me move towards those goals much more quickly rather than just kind of struggling with some kind of hit or miss approach.
William Edmundson, Chattanooga, Tennessee
"The reason why I decided to invest thousands of dollars to travel all the way to Chicago from Massachusetts was because I know the track record of the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle and the value that the Tom Hess program… Tom Hess’s programs have delivered to me specifically. And having been in the program for 2 years, and the results that I’ve gotten, I knew that this would be the absolute next level in my guitar teaching business. So for me it was a no-brainer."
There’s a few reasons why I like learning from Tom Hess and his programs. One: he’s very to the point and he doesn’t sugar-coat anything. He comes from a place of experience and expertise which is lacking in the market, especially the musicians’ world… a lot of people are out there just guessing and running in circles just trying to follow each other. The other thing I like about Tom is he’s very encouraging depending on your personality type. He knows how to push and he knows how to inspire as well.
You’ll get a lot out of working with Tom Hess, because he knows how to push your buttons in the right way. So you’ll always feel inspired and motivated through working with the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle.
Having attended the guitar teacher super summit event with Tom Hess, the first and most important thing is that it completely corrected my mindset and empowered it to achieve much more than I would have had I not come to the event. So even if I didn’t learn any new strategies any new teaching methods, any new business principles… if I just came here for day 1 and got the business mindset down… that was worth the price tag. On top of all that, I had the hands on training to get massive results for my students faster. From a business owner’s perspective, I now know how to create not just a job for myself, but a machine that’s going to work and add massive value for my students and at the same time creating a life style that I’m looking for.
Josh Beetler, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
"I like to be coached by Tom Hess most because he fucking delivers. He just gets results. Tom Hess just gets results. And you know that’s just basically what we’re all here for. So you know there’s a lot of guys online that offer all sorts of courses but Tom Hess always delivers."
The Guitar Teaching Super Summit International has helped me to take my business to the next level. It’s given me the tools that I need to upgrade my business from a 6-figure level to a 7-figure level. And it’s just been very intense and we learn a lot and it’s been awesome. And I know exactly what to do now.
It’s fucking amazing, alright, to be in an environment where you have all of these super successful guitar teachers and you’re hanging out with each other, you’re sharing ideas, you’re helping each other, take each other’s business to the next level. It’s great. It really is. I am on so much fire right now, it’s unbelievable. It's inspiring... Huge. Hugely inspiring. It’s such a shame that it’s only once a year.
Marc Scholtemeijer, Haarlem, Netherlands
"I decided to invest a few thousand dollars to come to the Guitar Teaching Super Summit because I’ve been involved with Tom Hess for quite a while now and I know that Tom is one of the few guys that under-promises and over-delivers. In this day and age, there’s not many people that actually do that, it’s normally the other way around, but everything I’ve done with Tom Hess has been like that, that’s the experience."
One of the things I like about Tom Hess is: he doesn’t beat around the bush. He tells it like it is. You know, like he’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve had quite a few teachers you know like, when you talk about universities, school years, music teachers… He’s just good to be around. He’s serious when he wants to be serious. He gets the missions across quite well. And it’s not always serious either. There’s always a bit of fun in the air as well. So he makes you feel relaxed.
The Guitar Teaching Super Summit - I haven’t had time to implement anything yet, but I can see there’s a lot of stuff that’s not only going to benefit me but my students as well. And obviously it's going to benefit me financially, but it’s going to benefit the students I believe more than me. Which ultimately comes back to me anyway but yeah, it’s hard to explain in some ways but the whole thing that I’ve learned here is that all of my school back in New Zealand is going to benefit immensely.
One of the biggest things that I think about the Guitar Teaching Super Summit is that you’re within the like minds of other people that are doing the same thing. So there’s people here that are running big schools in their cities and because I’m sort of like the only big fish I suppose you could say in my little market, and then I get together with all the other big fishes from around the world, and all of a sudden we get this synergy, that never would happen otherwise. And it’s an uncanny sort of feeling in some ways because I know when I go back home, I’m going to be by myself again. So it’s sort of you know, it’s just an awesome feeling being here with so many great minds. And we’re all sort of expanding each other’s’ mindsets. And we’re going to go away from this with so many new ideas that can increase our turnovers in our school, it’ll increase retention rates for our school. But it’ll also increase retention rates for the students because they’ll be so fired up because I come back fired up. So it’s sort of a trickle-down effect.
I’ll definitely come to the Guitar Teaching Super Summit again in the future. I can see that it’s going to have to go on my regular calendar because what I’ve got out of this one is just really… there’s no words for it really… it’s just blown me away.
It’s blown me away with all that’s going on. It’s not just the content that we get and things we discuss, but it’s the whole community that’s been created. You know, when you get a community that’s sort of all working together for a common goal… the results that come out of it just go through the roof. I can see this is happening. You can feel it. You can just feel it happening.
Kevin Downing, Palmerston North, New Zealand
"When I first heard about this event, I decided to jump on the opportunity because what jumped out at me was knowing that a lot of my business was going to be fixed so a lot of the holes in the structure of how I’m running my guitar school would be patched up and sured up so I can really be successful."
One of the main reasons that I like learning and being coached by Tom Hess is because a) he’s super confident at you know with what he knows... he may seem a little rough sometimes, but he really likes you, you can really tell that he cares about you and he knows what he’s talking about. You know he’s made money, he has made other people make money, be successful and that’s what it’s all about.
Hanging around Tom Hess and the other 6 and 7-figure teachers that are here is... I’ve been kind of star struck in a sense and grabbing anybody that I could any break that I could and just kind of trying to glean information and just knowledge and even that. So above and beyond, the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International with those conversations and just rubbing shoulders with everybody here... I’m so insanely motivated and inspired when I get back and everything is going to be just through the roof. I’ve also called my wife and told her a few of the things that were going on and she’s like jumping out of her skin. So it’s awesome.
I would absolutely come to the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International again in the future. No doubt, no question.
Marcus Diaz, Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
"I like to be coached by Tom Hess because he knows how to get me to do whatever he tells me to do. He knows how human nature works. He knows how to actually get things done. He knows how to solve every problem that could be made because he’s a real master in the area."
So I trust him and I'm sure that I will get the result whenever I just do whatever he tells me. Because he has so much proof that it works.
The ways that my teaching business has improved by attending the guitar teacher super summit international event with Tom Hess is that it has taken my mindset to the next level and I know that every battle must first be won in the mind. I have stronger believes and expectations of achieving it, that’s the first thing. Second thing is that by being around so many other successful teachers, you can get your own problems addressed directly or indirectly in many ways. So, you save a lot of time... so many of the things that I could have done through trial and error have been eliminated so I can move forward much, much quicker. That thing has immediately helped me.
It is very inspiring to be among the other 6-figure earners. I am also a 6-figure earner, and being around the other guys at my level or of course those who are now beyond my level to see what is the path, what things are coming up so I can make a strategy and be prepared so I can tackle these things even faster. And it's just a lot of fun to be around other like-minded people that we can talk about... we have so much in common... and just help each other be stronger... just be totally awesome. I will definitely 100% come to the super summit event in the future.
Magnus Gautestad, Kristiansand, Norway
"I really enjoy being coached by Tom Hess and I enjoy learning from him because he really knows what he’s doing, and if I follow what he tells me to do, I know it works, whether that’s with teaching or that’s with my guitar playing or other things that I work with him on. I know that if I just follow what I’m told to do, the results speak for themselves."
Having attended the Guitar Teaching Super Summit event, I know that I’m going to be able to implement so many cool things in my business. My students - I’ve already told them some of the excited things that we’re going to be doing and there are lots of other things behind the scenes that are going to enable me to grow from a medium-sized teaching business right now to something that is much, much bigger... much, much more impressive. .... Both for me, and also for helping all of my students to become awesome guitar players.
It’s really inspiring to be around all the other teachers here who are much, much more successful than I am... just in many areas it is inspiring, but it helps me see exactly what I can do to grow my business, what I can do to help with those students. And then any time I have a question, the people to ask, whether that’s a business question, a teaching question or any other kind of question... the people to ask are right there next to me in the sessions. I’m talking to them if we eat dinners and lunch and I can get any advice that I need.
Darryl Powis, London, England
"The event paid for itself in the first day. Well for one thing, I know he’s always going to provide excellent value. You know he’s going to go beyond what the price of the ticket is alone you know.
I could immediately tell that Tom Hess is the kind of guy that would be able to provide great value. He’s not all talk. He actually provides results."
I was never on the fence about being able to make a living out of guitar teaching. And I knew with Tom Hess’s training I’d be able to do it. And at the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International... I’ve been able to fill in a lot of the gaps that I knew that we definitely had learned in the EGTIC, but I just hadn’t quite implemented and I need that real ass-kicking.
The first thing that I’m going to be implementing immediately is the marketing aspect of my business. That’s something that’s definitely been a weak point for me... and one reason why I haven’t reached the potential I know that I can achieve. So I’ve found that not just getting the advice from Tom Hess on marketing, but being able to share ideas with the other attendees has been very very valuable.
It’s the best community I’ve ever been in. And I’m not joking... it really, it really is. Yeah. ... I found that I’m able to make friends with everyone here. A lot of people recognize each other straight away and you form instant bonds with a lot of people. So that’s really valuable to me.
Greg Trotter, Melbourne, Australia
"I was involved previously in the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle and I knew the value that was included just in the membership cost of that. When I heard that there was going to be an actual live event going on for 6 days, I knew, okay I need to be in on this, this is going to be really excellent information."
The reason I like being coached by Tom Hess is because he has these proven methods of getting the results that you know, other people don’t have the clout or the claims to be able to back up all this wonderful information that you’re going to receive. And all these tips that are going to help you out. So you know with Tom Hess, he’s trained all these other guitar teachers, he’s trained all these other guitar players... you see these results and you want to be those results. You want that to be you.
At the Guitar Teaching Super Summit with Tom Hess, I’ve learned so many new things to use, to implement, like within our business... I’m going to be getting more students. I have a better idea how to teach those students in several different ways to where I’m maximizing their potential as guitar players, I’m maximizing my potential to teach and make money. So, it’s win/win for everyone.
To see that other students of Tom Hess, other guitar teachers that are in the same profession as I am, to see their success, just motivates me even further. Hey, I can do this. You know, anybody can do this, they just need to follow Tom Hess’s advice. Use the information we’ve learned here at the Guitar Teaching Super Summit and go out there in the world and just dominate.
I’m certainly looking forward to the next time that there’s a Guitar Teaching Super Summit. I’d love to see more information, what Tom Hess has in store, more of his strategies and ideas for my business and for my teaching.
Neil Mccammon, Maryville, Tennessee, USA
"Tom Hess is doing something here that I don’t believe anyone else in the world is doing. He takes guitar teaching more seriously than anybody else. It’s a one of a kind program here. One of a kind ideas. It’s proven. I’ve already achieved some good success implementing what he’s taught me so far. So any chance to learn more from him... I’m there."
At the teaching summit, I’ve learned a lot about how to be a better teacher... how to run lessons and formats that actually produce better results for students and faster, how to help them get more out of their practice time, how to teach in innovative ways provide just incredible value. I wish that I could’ve been taught guitar in the way that I’m learning how to teach guitar at the super summit.
It is hugely inspiring to be around other 6-figure teachers here at the super summit. I feel like every conversation I’ve had with anybody here... anybody at all... anybody who’s here is really high quality. Someone who really cares about teaching and about their students and any little chat or little aside that I’ve had with anyone here has been just great sort of hints and tips and things to think about... ideas to action... and it’s highly motivating to be around people who are so serious themselves about their own teaching businesses and about helping their own students.
Christy Bannerman, Glasgow, Scotland
"I believe the mastermind sessions alone are going to help me improve my teaching and my teaching business. The event has been off the charts in terms of value and the vast vole of information and the accountability factor we get by being on the forum has just exponentially grown by coming to the event and meeting everybody in person."
You feel like even more inspired and accountable to implement and do what everybody else is doing and you really look up to them and think I want to get to where you’re at and it just seems to make it more real than just a bunch of online back and forth messages, you know, typed messages or whatever.
And even just networking during break time... I told one teacher last night who’s doing extremely well in the program... I told him "Thank you for your input, thank you for your advice and I’ve really benefited from it." And this person said “Did you really learn that much from what little conversations we had?” and I said “Yes.” said “Sometimes it would just be one sentence. I’d hear you say one thing that was beyond my thinking based on where I’m at.” And it would just make me very thought-provoking and insightful.
So I told my wife, I said: “Some of these conversations... just being in the same room with some of these people has made this whole trip to all of these events worth it.”
Tom Hess over-delivered on what he was promoting with the guitar teacher super summit international. Absolutely. Over-delivered.
Grant Shinto, La Vergne, Tennessee, USA
"I like to be coached by Tom Hess because he knows how to get you where you want to go and there are very few who people do. He’s very professional about what he does, and when you have an actual question or you have some sort of objective, he usually has some very very good points that you will not get anywhere else."
My business and my teaching has improved from the guitar teaching super summit in many many ways. I can improve my website here which will get me more conversions and more leads. I will have of course again more conversions, more students. Improving retention with better teaching techniques and skills that I did not have before. As well as being able to prepare my students with a really strong mindset, which is probably the most critical thing.
It is very inspiring to be around Tom Hess’s other students who already earn you know 6-figures or more... multi-six figures. And it’s cool to see what they’re doing and it also makes it a lot easier to see yourself in that position because many of them started off with either 0 students or a very low count of students and worked their way up with this program. So it’s very nice to be around that type of reminder almost.
I’ve only been here for a couple of days and I already feel like I’ve gotten more than what I paid for. So it was a very very very good purchase in my opinion.
Chris Glyde, Rochester, New York, USA
"As a result of attending the Guitar Teacher Super Summit event, my guitar teaching business is going to grow exponentially. It’s going to be far easier to apply all the concepts that we learned because of the way we learned them. It’s going to be much easier than I thought it was going to be... which is great."
It's amazingly inspiring being around people who have basically applied all these concepts that we’re learning and had wild success with it. It’s great cause it’s proof that okay all you have to do is just do the work. As Tom Hess says... just do the work. And the results are going to happen.
Would I come to the guitar teacher super summit international again? Hell yeah. Hell yeah. Just take my money now.
Byron Marks, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
"I like to be coached by Tom Hess because he is a professional and he knows this stuff, he has done it himself before so he knows how to get his students to the highest level."
The Guitar Teacher’s Super Summit International has helped me to think much bigger things on the long term that I thought would be possible for me. So it definitely has made me to really believe that I can do a lot bigger things and achieve a lot bigger things in my guitar business than I thought would be possible.
Oh yeah it’s really inspiring to be around these people because they have already achieved a high level in their guitar business, so it really convinces me that I can do it as well.
Joni Kosonen, Helsinki, Finland
"After my time at the Guitar Teaching Super Summit International, my mindset is stronger than it was before. I’m clearer on what I need to do and how I need to do it than I was before. And I’m so fired up to get home and do it that I almost skipped HESSFEST and Music Career Money Magnet."
Although I’m glad that I didn’t. The opportunity to be around 6-figure earning teachers... and multiple 6-figure earning teachers... or even 5-figure earners that are farther along than I am, which is basically all of them at this point... is definitely one of the many very strong facets of the Elite Guitar Teaching Inner Circle. I don’t know anyone where I’m from who’s even a particularly serious musician, let alone a serious or successful guitar teacher, so I don’t have any sort of peer group like that outside of Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle and you know, when I’m at home, I have to kind of fight that constantly because it’s this influence that kind of drags me away from my goals, whereas when I’m with Tom Hess, when I’m with the other teachers in the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle or even when I’m just talking with them online, it’s a boost to my mindset, it’s a boost to my motivation and I don’t get that anywhere else.
Leo Smith, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
"When I first heard about it, my business was at a place where I was doing well, but I was in a bit of a standstill, and in a place where I needed something else to keep it going. I needed some new motivation. I needed like a turbo charge to have it kick in again and so I decided to come and it has been exactly that."
I like to be coached most by Tom Hess for the insight that he has into the teaching business... The fact that he is successful and teachers who also work with him are very successful, are one part of it. But interacting with the other teachers here has been incredible. It’s been probably - I can’t say one’s better than the other - but man they are both pretty close... it’s but very valuable to me.
When I got here on Monday night, I was already inspired by being with the other teachers and since then it’s just grown. The first night I was here, I spent some time hanging around and every day I got to lunch with them, I take every break with them, I have dinner with them and it’s like nonstop motivation and inspiration. It’s fabulous.
I will most definitely be at the next event.
Ken Kaliszewski, Littleton, Colorado, USA