Chicago, IL, July 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Tom Hess, professional guitar teacher and leader in the online guitar instruction industry has announced the release of an online resource about how to teach guitar
designed to help guitar teachers improve their teaching skills and make more money in their guitar teaching businesses.
In the guitar teaching business it is common for one or two guitar teachers to dominate a local area by acquiring the majority of available students. This leaves dozens of other local guitar teachers with little or no students to teach. In his resource, Hess explains this phenomenon in detail. The following statistics are taken from http://tomhess.net/:
“93% of all electric guitar teachers in the USA have not read instructional material for teaching guitar lessons.
“97% of guitar teachers in the USA have reported that they do not fully support themselves by teaching guitar alone. 89% of these people work full time jobs in addition to guitar teaching.
“96% of guitar teachers in the United States have not been trained formally, coached or mentored to teach guitar effectively.”
Hess goes on to comment about these figures:
“The very small percentage of guitar teachers who are in high demand are the ones who actively seek to improve their guitar teaching skills through professional training. The other overwhelming majority of guitar teachers barely make enough money to get by, and usually have to work an additional full time job just to pay the bills.” He continues, “The truth is that getting trained to improve as a guitar teacher is in both your best interest and the best interest of your current and future students. There are many guitar teachers out there who advertise themselves as ‘the best’, but in reality are not truly qualified to teach guitar. As a result, their guitar teaching business suffers greatly in the long term because they simply do not get any real results for their students. Then, before they know it, they have built a bad reputation for themselves and must either relocate to start over or work in a different industry altogether.”
In his online guitar teaching resource, Hess discusses many of the problems that guitar teachers face and how to overcome them in order to build a successful and profitable guitar teaching business. One of these common problems discussed includes the topic of “how to teach beginner guitar students.”
Hess explains: “You will encounter beginning guitar students much more than any other type of student. That said, it is absolutely essential to become effective at teaching guitar to beginners.” He continues, “Contrary to popular belief, teaching beginning guitar students is not easy. In fact, these types of guitar students are without a doubt the most difficult types to teach. The main problem for most guitar teachers is that they do not understand how to properly teach these kinds of students. As a result, they quickly lose them after only a few lessons. Although there are many solutions to this problem, one of the most important things to do is avoid the common mistake of teaching beginning guitarists in a linear, step-by-step manner.”
More information on Tom Hess’s online resource about how to teach guitar can be found on his site http://tomhess.net