How To Keep Your Guitar Students From Becoming Overwhelmed & Make Them Much Better Players

by Tom Hess

When guitar students become overwhelmed, they get frustrated and usually end up quitting lessons. This happens commonly because guitar teachers make the mistake of teaching their students new things every single lesson.

Teaching your guitar students to integrate their skills together avoids this problem AND makes them better guitarists fast. By integrating different skills together, your guitar students learn how to master the things you’ve shown them. This transforms them from simply being guitar students (who only know how to play random licks or techniques in isolation) into truly great musicians.

This video explains how/why to teach integration concepts to your students:

Help your guitar students integrate their skills together by:

  • Combining different techniques together such as sweep picking with scales (as seen in the video)
  • Combining rhythm guitar and lead guitar together
  • Showing them how to use techniques learned in isolation in actual musical contexts such as guitar solos, improvised licks or songs
  • Having them perform their skills as if playing on stage or in front of others

Overwhelming your students with too much material at once is just one of many huge teaching mistakes to avoid in order to help them get the best results.

Read this article with guitar teaching advice to learn 15 huge mistakes to avoid to become an effective guitar teacher and grow a successful teaching business.

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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