#073: My Secret Weapon for Teaching Beginners Any Song in Their First Lesson

In today’s show, I’m thrilled to introduce my Level Up System, which has been a cornerstone within my Guitar Ninjas Curriculum for the past few years. This approach has proven to be a game-changer in making guitar lessons more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. In this episode, I’m excited to share with you the core philosophy behind the Level Up System, which revolves around the concepts of leveling and layering in guitar learning. You’ll discover how this system focuses on simplifying the learning process by starting at the most foundational level and gradually building up skills, much like a pyramid or ladder analogy. I’ll be providing you with an exclusive insight into this innovative approach and also reveal where you can find more in-depth resources to master this system for yourself and your students. So let’s dive into the Level Up System and transform the way we teach guitar!

  • Michael introduces his Level Up System and and its role within his Guitar Ninjas curriculum.
  • His ability to get students of varying experience levels to play the same song quickly.
  • An example of teaching students to play “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran.
  • Why beginners shouldn’t start with complex techniques and advanced songs.
  • Using the Level Up System to build guitar skills progressively.
  • The pyramid analogy for skill progression in guitar playing.
  • Exploring the ladder analogy and its application to both fretting and picking hand skills.
  • The importance of teaching to help students enjoy the guitar and build confidence.
  • The 90 percent quit rate for new guitar players and how the Level Up System can help retain students.
  • Resources for learning more about the Level Up System.

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