Want to transform the musical lives of your guitar students and make good money doing it? Get started by using these three ideas:

1. Create Unique Lesson Plans To Help Students Reach Their Goals

It’s a frequently-made mistake to use cookie-cutter lesson plans for every student. This doesn’t work because all guitar students have specific musical goals and personalities that affect how they learn best. Rather than teaching them with a generic approach, inquire about their specific musical goals during or before their first lesson with you. Then put together a specific lesson plan to help them achieve their goals and show them as they make progress along the way.

Your guitar students become inspired when they understand that you are helping them accomplish exactly what they want while showing them their progress each week. This leads to faster progress and a positive local reputation for your teaching business.

2. Learn How To Teach Different Types Of Students

Every student you teach will learn in a unique way. Some become quickly discouraged when they miss notes or feel easily overwhelmed by the idea of practicing difficult things. These students need extra motivation and tons of early encouragement to build their self-confidence. Other student types already possess confidence and are willing to do whatever it takes to get good, even if that means tedious practice sessions.

It’s your job as a guitar teacher to know which student you are working with and teach them in a way that gets the best results. Focus closely on this aspect of teaching until spotting student types becomes easy for you. The better you get at this, the faster your students will make progress.

3. Get Good At Teaching Beginner Guitar Students

Teaching beginner guitar students is crucial if you want to make tons of money in your guitar teaching business. There are tons of beginner students out there (more than any other type). When you master teaching beginner guitar students, you have access to more total students, quickly fill your teaching schedule and keep it full for a long time to come.

Check out this article on teaching chords to beginning guitar students and see how to teach one of the most critical skills all beginners need to learn right away.

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About The Author:
Tom Hess is a professional electric guitar teacher and composer. He also mentors guitar teachers from around the world in his guitar teacher training program. Visit tomhess.net to get free guitar teaching tips and read more guitar teacher articles.