The Start Teaching Guitar Podcast
About This Show
The Start Teaching Guitar podcast is your one-stop resource for learning how to be a successful guitar teacher. Focusing on both the teaching and the business aspects of offering guitar lessons, STG will teach you how to you find more students, keep them with you longer and help them get better results on the guitar. Even if you never considered becoming a guitar teacher before, the Start Teaching Guitar podcast will give you the information you need to get out of the daily 9-to-5 grind and experience your dream of doing music for a living through teaching guitar.
Most Recent Episode
STG 140: G4 Guitar Network – Interview With David Hart
Oct 23 14
David Hart has become a friend of mine in recent months, and we meet together via Skype on a regular basis. David has been teaching guitar in Australia since the early 1990’s and he grew a large music school with multiple locations that increased by over 3,000 students in a single year. He eventually started the G4 Guitar Network as a way to provide a leveraged system that guitar teachers around the world could join as a franchise. G4 now has over 40 affiliated schools worldwide with many new ones in the pipeline, and it’s a great resource for guitar teachers who want a pre-built model they can use to grow their business.In this episode, David and I have a conversation that covers topics like how to deal with some of the main challenges most guitar teachers have to face, advice for brand new teachers who want to avoid common mistakes, and how using a pre-built system can make success with your teaching studio a much easier proposition. I highly recommend David and G4 Guitar Network for every guitar teacher who’s been overwhelmed with trying to do it all themselves, and who would like a turn-key branded system for success.Items Mentioned In This Episode Link - Music Teacher's Helper Link - G4 Guitar NetworkPodcast Transcript Donnie: Hi, David. Welcome to the Start Teaching Guitar Podcast.David: Thanks, Donnie. Good to be here.Donnie: Yeah, it's great to have you. Can we start by just having you tell us a little bit about your story? How did you get started with playing the guitar?David: Okay, it's a long story, but I'll condense it down into a short version. I started way back. I'm 47 now and I started. Really my first attempt at guitar was when I was about eight years of age. My parents, and I don't even remember. I have no recollection, except for one vague memory of going to a guitar lesson with a teacher. Apparently I went for about three or four lessons, and I wasn't practicing, so my parents decided that they weren't going to go on with it. And you know, my parents really, at that stage, had separated, at about seven, so we're all living in a very small space, so my mother couldn't afford lessons. We were really on that kind of poverty line, so it just was a huge privilege, but I really loved music.My mother knew that, and so the passion was there, but no direction and neither of my parents played in music, so they didn't