Many people teach guitar, but few become successful. Most guitar teachers struggle to earn more than $40,000 per year and have few (or no) really good students.
Truth is, anyone can become successful as a guitar teacher… including you. It’s very realistic to earn a 6-figure income teaching guitar, working part-time.
Question: “Wait a minute Tom Hess! If it’s so easy, why aren’t more teachers doing it?”
Answer: Most guitar teachers don’t know about or don’t choose to do the simple things that make big success possible.
Here are 3 reasons why most guitar instructors struggle to become successful and what you can learn from them:
Reason #1: Most guitar teachers aren’t motivated to become really successful. Most teachers simply teach guitar to avoid getting a real job. They see teaching guitar as a way to earn a living vs. a gateway to massive wealth and success in their lives.
Lesson for you: Your attitude and motivation make or break your success. You must have real ambition towards reaching your goals.
Reason #2: Most guitar instructors don’t understand how to run a real business. They focus all their efforts on teaching guitar and do little to:
-Build systems for attracting a lot of guitar students all year long.
-Create rock-solid lesson policies that make your business run like a machine and help you focus more energy on providing value to your students.
-Improving their guitar teaching skills to provide more value to their students than any other guitar teacher in their area can.
Note: Your teaching skills don’t improve (much) by simply teaching guitar for a long time. You improve as a guitar teacher by getting training on how to teach guitar better. This is what all successful guitar teachers do. Their efforts create an opportunity for them to dominate their competition and become hugely successful.
Reason #3: Most guitar instructors don’t have any great students. They are content to have average students who get mediocre results from their guitar lessons. This attitude creates a lose-lose situation. Your guitar students fail to reach their musical goals fully and you struggle to earn as much money as you can and should be earning.
Lesson for you: to become a successful guitar teacher, you must be ambitious and not willing to settle for being less than you can be. Your mindset determines the actions you take to build your guitar teaching business and the results you achieve.