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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.

#031: A Chat About Classical Guitar, Suzuki Method & Other Beginner Methods feat. John César

by Michael Gumley

In this podcast episode, we’re going to have a chat with classical guitarist John César and he’s going to discuss the classical guitar, beginner guitar teaching methods, and especially the Suzuki Method and how you can use it in your teaching. John shares with us the lessons he learned from his own teaching. He also ... #031: A Chat About Classical Guitar, Suzuki Method & Other Beginner Methods feat. John César

11/25/2022 Read more

#030: Increasing & Boosting Student Retention in Your Studio

by Michael Gumley

Today’s short episode is going to be a really cool discussion about increasing and boosting student retention in your studio. In my studio, we’ve got a number of different things that we do in terms of increasing and boosting student retention. And we’ll talk about things that you can do at the moment to harness ... #030: Increasing & Boosting Student Retention in Your Studio

11/18/2022 Read more

#029: How to Start an Online Teaching Business that Scales to 6 Figures & Beyond with Sonya Ramsey

by Michael Gumley

Are you a music teacher or a musician looking to start an online teaching business? In today’s podcast episode, we interview Sonya Ramsey, owner of Music Instructor Business Academy. She shares her top tips and best strategies on how to make your online teaching business successful. So if you want to learn how to up ... #029: How to Start an Online Teaching Business that Scales to 6 Figures & Beyond with Sonya Ramsey

11/11/2022 Read more

#028: Teaching Composition and Creativity with Gilbert Isbin

by Michael Gumley

When should guitar teachers start working on composition and creativity with students and how can you teach it? How can you get published and market your business or book? These are just some of the interesting questions that Gilbert Isbin, guitarist and composer, answers in this week’s podcast. If you’re looking to get published or ... #028: Teaching Composition and Creativity with Gilbert Isbin

11/04/2022 Read more

#027: How to Create Engaging Guitar Learning Experiences for Kids with Dave Donoghue

by Michael Gumley

In today’s episode, we sit down with Dave Donoghue as he shares about his background and his journey as a guitar teacher. Dave tells us some lessons he has learned along the way about how to create engaging, fun and effective guitar learning experiences for kids. We learn how to approach teaching kids and how ... #027: How to Create Engaging Guitar Learning Experiences for Kids with Dave Donoghue

10/28/2022 Read more

#026: Learning Guitar Secrets to Create a Full-Time Online Teaching Business feat. Den López

by Michael Gumley

This episode features someone who has been helping beginning guitar players learn with some exciting and engaging secrets to make guitar playing a whole lot easier. Mr. Den López from Learning Guitar Secrets and host of his own podcast, That Beginner Guitar Podcast shares a whole lot of valuable information that you can implement in ... #026: Learning Guitar Secrets to Create a Full-Time Online Teaching Business feat. Den López

10/21/2022 Read more
 

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How to Teach Guitar Online

by Michael Gumley

There are many reasons why a guitar teacher might make the decision to start teaching live online guitar lessons, from in-person lessons not always being possible, to simply wanting to keep up with the changing world. No matter your reason for wanting to teach guitar online, you will also be faced with other daunting decisions, ... How to Teach Guitar Online

10/15/2022 Read more

#025: How to 10X your Guitar Teaching with Eric Stone

by Michael Gumley

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about how to 10x your guitar teaching with Eric Stone. Eric is a music teacher who has not just taught hundreds of guitar players but also transcended that role by going into authoring four books on guitar playing. With over 20 years of experience in the teaching business, he ... #025: How to 10X your Guitar Teaching with Eric Stone

10/14/2022 Read more

#024: Creating A Rockstar Experience For Your Students with Brad Litton

by Michael Gumley

How do we create a rockstar experience for our students? In today’s episode, we’re having a chat with Brad Litton, the owner of Vernal Rock Academy and Simple Guitar. Brad shares his background with us, giving us a little bit of an insight about his past experiences and how he transitioned from being a guitar ... #024: Creating A Rockstar Experience For Your Students with Brad Litton

10/07/2022 Read more

How to Deliver the Best Online Guitar Lessons in 2022: Your Guide to Platforms & Teaching

by Michael Gumley

How To Deliver The Best Online Guitar Lessons It’s never been a better time to teach guitar online. With just a click of a button you can find ways to help you give the best online guitar lessons, and we’re here to break them down for you: Online platforms that are perfect for teaching guitar ... How to Deliver the Best Online Guitar Lessons in 2022: Your Guide to Platforms & Teaching

10/01/2022 Read more

#023: How to Find Your First Guitar Student

by Michael Gumley

Today’s solo episode is all about how to find your first guitar student. I’m going to share my personal experience on how I started teaching guitar, from just an avid guitar player to now a six-figure guitar teacher. As a guitar player, teaching and sharing your knowledge and talent in guitar playing may have already ... #023: How to Find Your First Guitar Student

09/30/2022 Read more

#022: Why Your Students Should Be Practising Less and Playing More feat. Steve Mastroianni

by Michael Gumley

In this episode, we sit down with a successful online teaching guru and author, Steve Mastroianni. Steve shares his journey from being a rockstar guitarist to building his business and becoming a best-selling author. Steve has become a go-to source for musicians looking to expand their playing ability and becoming better musicians. Listen in as ... #022: Why Your Students Should Be Practising Less and Playing More feat. Steve Mastroianni

09/23/2022 Read more