How to Find a guitar teacher: Do you feel welcome?

How to Find a guitar teacher: Do you feel welcome?

Ask yourself this question the next time you walk into any store or place of business: Do you feel welcome there? If not, that's probably not going to change.

If you can find a business that makes you feel welcome, right from the get go, you will have a much better experience in the long run. This also applies to guitar teachers.

This post goes over four archetypes of guitar teachers to avoid because they won't make you feel welcome, and they certainly don't want to help you learn in a way that works for you.

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: How much do you pay for lessons?

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: How much do you pay for lessons?

In general, there is a positive correlation between reputations and fees. The better the reputation, the better the chances that the teacher is worth his or her salt. 

That said, how much is too much? How little is too little? How can you know what a guitar teacher charges is fair? 

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: Beautiful Spaces

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: Beautiful Spaces

If you aren't inspired by your surroundings in guitar lessons, how will you feel inspired to learn guitar? If you aren't energized by the space you are learning in, how will you feel energized after the lesson is over? 

Often overlooked, the environment where you learn guitar in has much to do with your long term enjoyment of guitar.

The 8 Best Business Books for Teaching Guitar

The 8 Best Business Books for Teaching Guitar

As guitar teachers, we don't usually have role models for teaching. As a result, most teachers are hungry for good advice on how to make their guitar education business run better, how to be better guitar teachers, and how to justify charging more per lesson.

The books in this presentation will help you with a myriad of problems that guitar teachers face. Use them wisely and learn the lessons in them to make your guitar teaching business more valuable!

Dunlop Tortex Guitar Pick | Gear Review

Dunlop Tortex Guitar Pick | Gear Review

Though the Dunlop Tortex guitar pick is one of the most popular guitar picks on the market, I don't entirely recommend them for beginners. However, if you're more advanced, you've probably already used this pick a lot. This post goes into why I don't recommend this guitar pick for complete beginners.

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: Location, Location, Location

How to Find a Guitar Teacher: Location, Location, Location

If you decide that face-to-face lessons are for you, then my suggestion is to find a guitar teacher that is less than a twenty minute drive away from you. Honestly, a five minute drive would be ideal, but twenty minutes is a maximum amount. Anything more is pushing it.