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Watch, Copy, Teach

Watch, Copy, Teach

The Idea A very popular teaching technique is the "Watch, Copy, Teach" method. This is sometimes called other names like "See, Do, Teach", but they all consist of the same principles. The idea of this is very simple for a student/learner who's...

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First Lesson Advice

First Lesson Advice

The most important lesson you have with a student is their first lesson. Why? Well, they are often deciding if they want to come back for more lessons. But also - first impressions last. So how should a first lesson be run? There are lots of...

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Our Promise To Our Students & Clients

Our Promise To Our Students & Clients

Every business relationship is built on a “promise”. This is simply what the customer expects the business to do in exchange for the money they’re paying you. The customer expects the business to fulfil their promise, but a thriving business will...

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Our Promise To Our Customers

Our Promise To Our Customers

Our Promise Any decent business survives by making an unstated promise to their customers. This promise is largely the ultimate goal of the business and without it, clients can't trust or rely on the business. Additionally, this promise helps...

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The Flow Of A Student’s Learning

The Flow Of A Student’s Learning

Whilst every student is different, many have a similar progression that takes them from complete beginner, to a skilled guitarist. Below are common traits at each stage of the typical student. They are also listed in the most common progression...

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Songs To Help Students Learn Chords

Songs To Help Students Learn Chords

MajorA Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Wide Awake - Katy Perry Twelve Bar Blues in A Wild Thing - The Troggs B (Bar) Africa - Toto C Escape - Rupert Holmes Happier - Marshmello (omit the G) Happier - Ed Sheeran Get Lucky - Daft Punk I Love My Life ...

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The Real Hero Of Guitar Lessons

The Real Hero Of Guitar Lessons

As guitar teachers, we have a lot of fun shredding all day long... right? Well that’s what we tell people anyway. But it’s often easy to forget to constantly put the needs of your students first. This largely means teaching them music that’s...

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Customer Service Essentials

Customer Service  Essentials

Customer service is an extremely important aspects of business - perhaps more import than ever. Here are two encounters where I personally experienced great customer service when least expecting it. The Good Guys I recently had to purchase a new...

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First Lesson Guide

First Lesson Guide

General Notes The first lesson is somewhat of a sales pitch, so you want to make a good impression. Use the "First Lesson" sheet, explain to students that they can follow the weblink and login using the password to access exclusive lesson...

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How To Teach Guitar Group Lessons

How To Teach Guitar Group Lessons

Teaching a guitar class is different to one-on-one lessons. Your time and attention is now slit amongst the students, so maximising its effectiveness is crucial ensuring that students learn, improve and enjoy their lessons. So how should we teach...

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Step B Teacher Guide

Step B Teacher Guide

General Notes Step B is the second grade of the junior course of The Ultimate Guitar Method. It introduces three finger chords and also music notation. The majority of students won't practice Sight Reading, so tutors need to make this a priority...

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