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January 2011

Happy New Year! Ever thought about supplementing your income by teaching guitar? See if you have what it takes below.

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Could You Teach Guitar?
by Nick Minnion

teach guitarImagine going through week after week earning more than enough money to maintain a fun lifestyle, but not even noticing that you have done any work. That’s what being a guitar teacher means to me. I enjoy the work so much and find it so rewarding, that I don’t really experience it as work at all!

The popularity of the guitar continues to increase, so the demand for good guitar teachers remains strong. The question is, are you the right sort of person for the job?

Part of my activity over the last several years has involved the recruitment and training of a great many music tutors. I can say with certainty that the four items uppermost on peoples’ minds when they apply for a job as a music tutor are:

  1. You have to be an expert musician
  2. You should have some sort of teaching qualification
  3. You have to be a university graduate
  4. You need to be a music theory wizard
But these four items aren’t even on my tutor recruitment checklist. I'd like to explain why. Read more

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