Why It’s Easier To Make Money Teaching Guitar Than You Think

by Tom Hess

Don't buy into the myth that all guitar teachers must work an extra day job to make ends meet.

Making a living teaching guitar is one of the most fun and easy ways to earn an income.

It requires little to no money to get started, and it’s possible to get enough students to quit your day job very quickly.

Consider this:

Attracting 30 new guitar students doesn’t take long (in many cases teachers do this in 3-4 months). By simply charging $150 per month for guitar lessons, this means you earn $54,000 per year while teaching 30 students. Not bad, but it’s more than possible to earn MUCH more.

For example: if those same 20 students now come to study with you 2-3 times per week, your guitar teaching income now doubles (or triples) without you having to get any more new students!

But hang on:

If you teach those same guitar students in groups...

Now you've cut the hours you teach in half (or more).

That's where you fully unleash the guitar teaching income potential.

So, if teaching guitar is as great as I say it is, whey aren't 'more' guitar teachers earning 6-figures (or above)?

Many guitar teachers settle for making even less money than this because they falsely believe things like:

  • guitar teachers can’t make a lot of money,

  • earning good money is wrong or

  • you must only teach one-to-one lessons.

Question: "But Tom Hess, isn't it true that one-to-one lessons are 'better' for guitar students? Isn't that where they can get your (the guitar teacher's) full attention?"

Answer: Yes, one-on-one lessons DO give students your full attention to be sure. Problem is: that one-on-one attention holds your guitar students' progress back in a big way.

For one thing, your guitar students don't feel as much incentive to pay attention and actually 'learn' what you're teaching. (Because they know that if they fall behind - you can just go over it with them again.)

When you teach guitar in group class, students 'have to' pay attention. 

That's just one of many things that makes group guitar lessons superior to private lessons.

Teaching 1-1 guitar lessons

Point is:

Having beliefs like this shoot you in the foot before you even get started. 

Successful guitar teachers earn $100,000+ per year teaching only on part-time hours.

These teachers all abandoned the limiting beliefs of conventional teachers, got guitar teacher training and went on to live their musical dreams while enriching the musical lives of many others.

Lesson for you:

Abandon the false conventional wisdom you’ve heard from small level guitar teachers and learn from those who have succeeded at the highest level.

Read this article about teaching guitar for a living to learn more of the common mistakes teachers make and how to avoid them to achieve massive success in your teaching business.

Tom Hess
About 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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