To create a thriving guitar teaching business, you have to do the following things:

1. Get tons of new students each month.
2. Use proven and effective guitar teaching models.
3. Retain your students for long periods of time.
4. Get your students to advance in their skills quickly.
5. Develop an unbreakable mindset for success.
 
When your guitar teaching business isn’t as successful as you want it to be, it means you are struggling in one of these areas. To get on the right path, you need to understand which areas are giving you the biggest problems.

This guitar teaching assessment helps you identify your biggest strengths and weaknesses as a guitar teacher.

Once you have identified your business’ weak points, find out why these weaknesses are there. This is what will lead you to take action and grow.

These are the most frequent reasons why guitar teachers have a difficult time:

Why You May Have A Difficult Time Getting New Guitar Students Throughout The Year:

Reason #1: You don’t advertise as much as you should. The best way to get a lot of new guitar students is to advertise more often. This is how you test the effectiveness of each method while simultaneously getting new students.

Reason #2: You don’t advertise throughout the entire year. Make advertisements with the same intensity all year round. This also includes the conventionally slow months.

Reason #3: You advertising strategies are simply aren’t working. Analyze how you advertise to attract students, find out how to make them more effective and you’ll get tons of new students.

Reason #4: Your conversion tactics are poor. You have to understand how to convert prospective students into paying students. If you don’t know how to do this, you will struggle to get new students. This free resource teaches you how to turn prospective students into new paying guitar students.

Reason #5: You teach guitar as a “jack-of-all-trades”. The most committed guitar students want to learn with a teacher who teaches in their favorite style. Specializing in a specific style gets you a lot of new students and helps you keep them longer as well.

Note: Don’t teach in a style that is so niche that only a few people know of it.

Why Guitar Teaching Can Make You Feel Overwhelmed:

Reason #1: You only teach one on one lessons. Teaching one on one private lessons will take up a lot of your free time. Additionally, this can become tiring very fast. To solve this issue, start teaching classes of students.

Reason #2: You do work you shouldn’t be doing. Having students who pay late and re-scheduling lesson times makes your job much more frustrating than it needs to be. This is eliminated by using a strong guitar lesson policy.

Reason #3: You have no paid vacation time. The majority of guitar teachers make no money in between lessons. Great guitar teachers offer value to their students even when they are not together in the same room.

Why Your Guitar Students Seem To Leave Faster Than They Should:

Reason #1: You attract only the lowest quality students. Poor quality students are not very motivated, have no respect for your lesson policies and aren’t committed to achieving their goals. These students will only take lessons with you for a very short period of time.

Tip: Get higher quality students by charging more for lessons and taking action to improve your teaching skills.

Reason #2: You teach your guitar students in one on one lessons. Group lessons are way more motivating for your students than private lessons. Being in a group environment gives your students the opportunity to play with other people and build their real-life guitar skills. By being in groups like this, students will be very motivated to keep coming back for a long time.

Reason #3: You teach guitar using cookie-cutter method books. General guitar teaching books will not help your students achieve their specific goals. Your students will quickly become bored, lose their motivation and stop taking lessons early. This instructional article helps you create the best guitar teacher materials for your students.

Reason #4: You don’t focus enough attention on your students. Guitar students often give off signs that they are about to quit lessons before they actually do it. If you know how to look for it, you can see the signs that a student is about to quit before they do so (helping you to prevent it). You can improve this skill with a guitar teacher trainer.

Reason #5: You don’t learn from the mistakes you made previously. Don’t make the mistake of not tracking the reasons why students stop taking lessons with you. This information will help you improve your teaching skills and teaching business as a whole.

Why Your Guitar Students Aren’t Getting Better As Fast As You Want Them To:

Reason #1: You don’t show your students how to practice effectively. Guitar students usually don’t know how to practice guitar on their own. It’s up to you to train them to do this. Rather than simply telling them how to practice, watch them closely during their lesson and show them how to correct their mistakes.

Reason #2: You teach your guitar students too much new stuff too soon. Guitar students don’t need to learn new things all at once. Teach less new things and start training them more often. This will help your students improve at a faster pace. This will also prevent them from leaving lessons because they feel overwhelmed.

Reason #3: You don't get your students ready for real life. Your guitar students must get training for playing together with others, moving beyond stage fright and making their skills reliable in any scenario.
Hint: group lessons are an amazing way to develop this.

Why Your Mindset Might Be Holding You Down:

Reason #1: You think in the small picture. You only achieve in proportion to the goals you set. In other words, if you set small goals you achieve small goals. Don’t do this. Set big goals, take massive action and get big results (for yourself and your students).

Hint: It’s more than reasonable to earn more than $100k per year as a guitar teacher…but you won’t do this if you set small goals.

Reason #2: You have the wrong mindset about money. You won’t successful as a guitar teacher, if you:

- Making money is wrong
- Feel shame about earning tons of money
- Are anti-capitalist in your world view

You earn money in your guitar teaching business equal to the value you offer to your students. Give more to your students and you will make more. The more money you make, the more you can give.

Reason #3: You don’t think positively enough. The things you believe are what become your reality. If you believe you won’t become successful, you will end up unsuccessful. Believe you will achieve success, and it will come true for you.
This guitar teaching skills test helps you identify your guitar teaching strengths and weaknesses. Take it now and learn how to grow your guitar teaching business fast.
 

Author's Bio: 

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.