How To Help Your Guitar Students To Practice More Effectively When You Teach Guitar

by Tom Hess

Your guitar students improve faster when you point out inefficiencies in their practice habits that slow down their progress (even if their have guitar lessons with the best teacher). This is part of your role when you teach guitar.

Many guitar students practice inefficiently because they don’t isolate their specific guitar playing challenges clearly enough. (And you haven't taught them how in their guitar lessons.) This creates 2 guitar playing problems for your guitar students when they practice at home (outside of your guitar lessons):

  1. Your guitar students waste a lot of time repeating parts of their guitar lessons they can already play well. The specific guitar playing problem they need to address gets little practice. This makes your guitar students improve slowly, even though they are taking guitar lessons from you. 
  2. The mind of your guitar students isn’t fully focused on the specific part of the guitar playing exercise they need to pay attention to. This makes your guitar students progress even slower. And this, once again, is something you need to teach them in their guitar lessons.

This guitar lessons video shows the problems created by your students’ inefficient guitar practice habits and how to solve them when you teach guitar:

You help your guitar students practice more effectively by:

  • Identifying the exact cause(s) of their guitar playing problem(s)
  • Creating guitar playing variations on the original item they struggle with that emphasize the guitar playing problem(s).

This makes the guitar playing exercises your students practice targeted to their exact needs and musical weaknesses. It also trains your students how to diagnose, focus on and eliminate their guitar playing mistakes faster and easier. Result = your students become better guitarists faster and have you to thank for it :)

Then you'll be ready to take your guitar teaching to the same level as Tommaso:

Learn several more guitar teaching tips that make you a better guitar teacher for your students.

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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