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Here's another good article from RGT.org: 3 Tips For Finding Guitar Students - http://ow.ly/vUbc3
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“I practice all the scales. Everyone should know lots of scales. Actually, I feel there are only scales. What is a chord, if not the notes of a scale hooked together?” – John McLaughlin
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Check out this article from the MTH blog: “I Don’t Get It! Helping Those Who Can’t Help Themselves – Musically" - http://ow.ly/vEm0f
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New Podcast Episode Today - Growing Your Teaching Studio $5 At A Time

There are a lot of cool websites out there, but the coolest site for small business owners has got to be fiverr.com. There’s no place else on earth where you can get almost anything done that you could imagine and only have to pay $5 for it. There are LOTS of valuable services on fiverr that can help you grow and build your guitar teaching studio if you know what to look for and if you know how to engage fiverr sellers in the most effective way.

In this episode, I’ll give you some specific examples of the kinds of services you can buy on fiverr.com that can benefit your teaching studio and you as a guitar teacher. I’ll also give you some tips and best practices you can follow to make sure you get MORE than your $5 worth and don’t get burned by a bad seller. I’ll even share a cool strategy with you that can help you seriously skyrocket your studio’s growth, once you get to the right level to implement it. If you’re ready to start expanding your teaching studio on a shoestring, this episode – and fiverr.com – can help you do it.

http://www.startteachingguitar.com/stg-112-growing-teaching-studio-5-time/
There are LOTS of valuable services on fiverr that can help you grow and build your guitar teaching studio if you know what to look for.
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New Podcast Episode Today - Why Prospects Don’t Become Guitar Students (And What To Do About It)

Have you ever had potential students get really close to signing up for guitar lessons, and then have them back out? There’s a business concept called “friction” that can make it harder for people to choose to do business with you, and if you don’t understand what’s going on, it can be baffling as to why so many of your prospects don’t get converted into actual paying students. Fixing this problem isn’t as hard as you might think! It starts with being aware of the problem in the first place.

In this episode I’ll explain what “friction” is and why it may be costing you new students. I’ll also tell you about 5 different areas of your teaching business that may contain friction points, and I’ll give you some detailed information on how to identify and eliminate them so that you make it easier for new students to come into your studio. If you can put yourself in the shoes of a prospective student and fix any “barriers to entry” they might face when they try to do business with you, you can streamline things and make it as easy as possible for them to sign up for lessons with you.

http://www.startteachingguitar.com/stg-111-prospects-dont-become-guitar-students/
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Question - what was your very first guitar and how long did you keep it?
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New Podcast Episode Today - How Emotions Influence New Student Acquisition

It’s a very familiar story: a potential new student comes along through your website or some other form of advertising, they read all about the cool features of your studio and they seem to be getting close to signing up for guitar lessons…but then they decide against it. Maybe they even sign up with one of your competitors. What they heck just happened? If this situation sounds all-too-familiar to you, chances are you’ve probably fallen into the common trap of not understanding the role EMOTION plays when a person is deciding whether or not to spend money.

In this episode I’ll explain the reasons why most potential guitar students make their purchasing decisions based on emotion, instead of logic. If you can understand what’s really motivating a potential student, you can make sure you connect with them at that emotional level and provide what they’re looking for. Instead of just offering more information (appealing to LOGIC), you can give them a better feeling about lessons (appeal to their EMOTIONS) and you’ll generally have a better chance of getting them to sign up. I’ll give you all the details in this week’s episode!

http://www.startteachingguitar.com/stg-113-emotions-influence-new-student-acquisition/
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How do you feel about online guitar learning games like GuitarBots.com? Good or bad for guitar teachers? Tell me what you think!
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When asked by an interviewer if he thought Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world, Paul McCartney replied, “He’s not even the best drummer in the Beatles...”
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Question: what's the biggest benefit to you of teaching guitar lessons? What one aspect do you enjoy more than any other?
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I agree...that's the best feeling in the world. :)
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Founder of Start Teaching Guitar & host of the STG podcast. I can help you succeed as a  guitar players by attracting more new students, keeping your existing students from quitting and getting paid what you're really worth...click here to learn how YOU can become a successful guitar teacher!