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Guitar Chords for Beginners

by Michael Gumley

The process of learning guitar chords for beginners can be tricky. They’re so eager to play their first song but learning the necessary chords can be a stumbling block. We’re here to help you: If you’d like more tips and resources to help you run a fulfilling and stress-free studio, join TopMusicGuitar today. Table Of ... Guitar Chords for Beginners

12/05/2022 Read more

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

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

Why the Traditional Approach to Teaching Guitar is Bad for Your Students

by Michael Gumley

Music teaching is one of the oldest known professions in history. And although we have come a long way since the Middle Ages, unfortunately the method in which music is taught hasn’t changed all that much. Traditionally, musicians were hired by the nobility to perform pieces for entertainment and ceremonies of the court and church ... Why the Traditional Approach to Teaching Guitar is Bad for Your Students

08/04/2022 Read more

5 Ways YouTube Can Motivate Guitar Students

by Andrei Kryssov

YouTube is an excellent resource for guitarists. YouTube has thousands of video lessons on guitar playing and music theory. Yet, how do you find these videos? What are the categories of videos that are helpful for students of the guitar? In this post, I’ll break down five broad categories of YouTube videos that will inspire ... 5 Ways YouTube Can Motivate Guitar Students

05/25/2022 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

First-Of-Its-Kind Global Guitar Teacher Meetup Announced by TopMusic

by Emily Laney

For Release: Global event for guitar teachers announced, 17-18 Oct.

10/12/2021 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