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Am I good enough to teach guitar?

Are You Good Enough To Teach Guitar?

Just how good do you need to be as a guitar player before you feel able to teach someone else?

Although this is a simple enough question the answer is a little more complicated..........

No two guitar teachers are the same. No two guitar teaching jobs are the same. The big variables are who you teach, how you teach and where you teach. We have a page that looks at the
Three Main Types of Guitar Teaching Jobs
that anyone considering a career working as a guitar instructor will find of interest and may help you to decide your next move with regard to a career in guitar teaching.

Do you need Guitar Teaching Qualifications?

Let me state at the outset that I am not in the business of unleashing hordes of unskilled and unqualified guitar teachers onto an unsuspecting public. I sell Guitar Teacher's Printed Handouts and Backing Tracks (I give away the Guitar Lesson Plans away free) that are designed to make sure that anyone setting out to teach guitar is as good as they can be right from the very start

It is important to pay attention to this because the reality is that if you set yourself up as a private guitar teacher and you are not "good" enough (and playing ability is by no means the most important element of successful teaching) then you will not be a teacher for very long. You will either get better (and of course I would say that my resources will make you better) or you will get out of the business

If you set out to teach guitar in schools and colleges then you will most probably quite understandably need the certificates and qualifications that will allow you to operate in those environments but if you teach private students in their own homes (or yours) then the "bits of paper" are not such a priority I have the required qualifications but the truth is that private students have never requested to see them.

The logic behind that is pretty simple and obvious. If they do not feel that they are getting value for their money then they will simply stop giving it to me and I will have to get a "proper job" and it is the same for any other guitar teacher out there

Am I good enough to teach guitar for money?

How good is good enough before you can teach guitar?

That depends quite simply on what you teach and who you teach it to

Again, looking at it from a simplistic (always a good idea) point of view there are three types of guitar player who may seek out lessons from a guitar teacher. Beginners, Intermediate Players and Advanced ones

Again, reducing it to a simple level it is true to say that there are more beginners than intermediate players and (way!) more intermediate level players that there are advanced practitioners of the instrument

Are You Good Enough To Teach Guitar?

For a more "in depth" analysis, including a look at the broader principles involved in choosing to earn (at least some of) your living as a guitar teacher follow the first of the links below

The Three main types of Guitar Teaching Job

I have another page on this site where I have a more detailed examination of the types of guitar teaching job that there are out there that you can get to by following the second of the links supplied below


Are you good enough to teach beginners to play the guitar?

The vast majority of people who come along for lessons and help me to avoid a day job (thanks folks!) are beginner/intermediate players and children. By far the largest part of the work that I do involves teaching kids guitar or giving a series of lessons for older learners who are at beginner and intermediate stages of guitar playing. This is not what I expected


Are you good enough (and do you have the resources) to teach intermediate and advanced students to play the guitar?

The reality of the teaching guitar ended up being totally different to the way that I imagined it and that if I had chosen the type of work that I did more carefully I could probably have waved goodbye to the day job years earlier. You can find out more by going to the page that looks at how good do you need to be in order to teach guitar? or to some material that looks at the various kinds of guitar teaching job that there are out there

Are you good enough to teach Advanced Guitar?

In addition to the resources and lesson plans aimed at teaching guitar players near the beginning of their "journey" (I hate that phrase!) this site also contains material and theoretical guidance targeted towards guitar teachers who set out to teach more advanced players

The page behind the first of the links below looks at the (often thorny!) subject of when (and what type of) music theory is best introduced to guitar students and the second one looks at a way for more advanced pupils (those who you have helped to develop a sound understanding of basis theory?) to "get into jazz guitar"


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The Guitar Teacher's Toolkit


 How To Teach Kids Guitar
100 printable sheets dealing with Open Chords-Bar Chords-Scales- Modes- Blank Fretboard and Chord Grids Teaching Diary and Business Card Designs



The Backing Tracks and Handouts Package


 How To Teach Kids with Guitar Backing Tracks
35 backing tracks and over 80 chord sheets and handouts to go with them An invaluable aid designed to help you to teach both rhythm and lead guitar to younger and older students alike Great for helping to develop a good sense of timing (which will last a lifetime) in a novice player

The Kids Guitar Teaching Package


 How To Teach Kids Guitar, Chords For Children
More than forty sheets designed to help you to Teach Guitar to Children This material is designed to run alongside the "Backing Tracks and Handouts Package . All of the material that you need in order to teach kids to play guitar. Chord Charts, One finger (reduced) chord diagrams. An opportunity to start any young would be guitar player off the right way!

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Over 60 Handouts for anyone who already teaches (or who wishes to teach) bass guitar covering Scales, Chords, Fingering Exercises etc


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