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Michael Gumley

Michael Gumley is founder at Melbourne Guitar Academy, creator of Guitar Dojo Online and Guitar Ninjas, and TopMusic’s Head of Guitar. He rocked his start at guitar playing at age 15 and was instantly hooked. Michael brings his passion for music and love of all things guitar to every lesson, and seeks to help students capture that same excitement and wonder on their own journeys.

#005: Connecting Faith and Music with Josh Ross

by Michael Gumley

The things you did in your past have a strong connection to what the future will bring you. Josh Ross is a testament to this. And in today’s episode, he shares his story of how his faith and music and the things he did in his past has contributed to his success as a musical ... #005: Connecting Faith and Music with Josh Ross

05/20/2022 Read more

#004: The Mindset of High Performance Musicians with Gottfrid Norberg Waxin

by Michael Gumley

Being a great musician is about more than just playing your instrument; it’s also about cultivating an inner attitude that helps you grow and develop as a player. Gottfrid Norberg Waxin has been on both sides of this divide, as a virtuoso guitar player and a teacher who develops talent. In this interview, he shares ... #004: The Mindset of High Performance Musicians with Gottfrid Norberg Waxin

05/13/2022 Read more

#003: Success Principles for Musicians with Lauren Bateman

by Michael Gumley

If you want to turn your passion for music into something professional, Lauren’s story is the perfect starting point. Lauren is a former scientist turned music school owner and online teacher. In this episode, she shares the secrets of her success, what makes her stand out, and what sets her apart. If you want to ... #003: Success Principles for Musicians with Lauren Bateman

05/06/2022 Read more

#002: Creating Your Dream Studio with Mike Grande of Rock Out Loud

by Michael Gumley

Mike Grande, the founder of Rock Out Loud, shares the story of how he created his dream music studio and how YOU can do it, too. Mike has some great insight into the mentality and actions it takes to start off your own business and scale it. He shares his secrets to success and how ... #002: Creating Your Dream Studio with Mike Grande of Rock Out Loud

04/29/2022 Read more

#001: Building Transformative Guitar Playing Experiences for Students feat. Darryl Powis

by Michael Gumley

In this pioneer episode of the TopMusicGuitar podcast, we’re excited to share the expertise of Darryl Powis, owner of Guitar Tuition East London School. Darryl has enjoyed a varied career- from being a talented performance musician to establishing his music school in London. He uses visualisation techniques as well as deep practice to achieve his ... #001: Building Transformative Guitar Playing Experiences for Students feat. Darryl Powis

04/22/2022 Read more

How I Made $200,000 A Year Teaching Guitar As A Solo Teacher

by Michael Gumley

Could you do this, too? Read this guitar startup dream story!

01/26/2022 Read more
 

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5 Ways To Increase Your Guitar Lesson Prices Without Losing Students

by Michael Gumley

How to improve tuition rates without bleeding clients

01/19/2022 Read more

Stop Teaching Guitar Like This!

by Michael Gumley

Are you doing any of these 3 lesson deal-breakers?

10/14/2021 Read more

Keep Your Guitar Students From Quitting with 6 Steps for Better Results

by Michael Gumley

Before you field another quitting lessons text, read this.

10/08/2021 Read more

Teach More Engaging Beginner Guitar Lessons Today in 5 Easy Steps

by Michael Gumley

Your guitar schedule is booked but everyone's feeling bored? Try these tips now!

09/30/2021 Read more

Meet Michael Gumley, Head of Guitar

by Michael Gumley

Read Michael's own story as Head of Guitar

09/04/2021 Read more