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#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

#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

#019: Why Some Students Flourish With Some Teachers and Fail With Others with Eric Bourassa

by Michael Gumley

Eric Bourassa has been a passionate player of the guitar for many years and teaches the art of guitar through his own music school. In this interview, Eric shares his teaching experiences with students and shares his insights why some students flourish with some teachers and fails with others. He recounts the challenges he had ... #019: Why Some Students Flourish With Some Teachers and Fail With Others with Eric Bourassa

09/02/2022 Read more

#018: Teaching Kids, Creating Curriculums and Marketing Your Music School – Chat with Dave Simon of Kidzrock

by Michael Gumley

From the early beginnings of Kidzrock, Dave Simon has been well-known in the guitar teaching and online music teaching social media circles. In this episode, he tells us about his personal experiences and journey that led him to create this very successful guitar music program for kids. In particular, we discuss how his own experiences ... #018: Teaching Kids, Creating Curriculums and Marketing Your Music School – Chat with Dave Simon of Kidzrock

08/26/2022 Read more
 

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#017: Creating Win-Win Relationships with Local Music Stores with Simon Edgell

by Michael Gumley

My good friend, Simon Edgell, owner of Guitar Players Edge Academy, has decades of experience in music and understands the importance of having good musical instruments and equipment to work with. He joins us in this episode to tell us his interesting musical background, his advice for teachers and students, as well as share his ... #017: Creating Win-Win Relationships with Local Music Stores with Simon Edgell

08/19/2022 Read more

#016: How to Get More Gigs and Make More Money as a Solo Guitarist with John Gilliat

by Michael Gumley

In this episode, we’ve got a very special guest – somebody who is training guitar players all around the world and offering really cool courses through his guitar school online program – guitarist, John Gilliat. John has been very successful in his own right. In today’s episode, get some great tips from John on how ... #016: How to Get More Gigs and Make More Money as a Solo Guitarist with John Gilliat

08/12/2022 Read more

#015: From The Archives: An Interview With Australian Guitar Royalty feat. Michael Dolce

by Michael Gumley

Australian Guitar Royalty Michael Dolce shares his experience in playing for The Voice Australia. Listen to this episode as he shares the various jobs he has had, the lessons he took, the important people who helped and taught him along the way, to why he continues to practice playing everyday. We have so much lessons ... #015: From The Archives: An Interview With Australian Guitar Royalty feat. Michael Dolce

08/05/2022 Read more

#012: Finding Balance for the Modern Guitar Player with Steve Allsworth

by Michael Gumley

Here’s your chance to get advice and tips for learning, working, and teaching music directly from an experienced and modern guitar player, teacher, tour musician, and now, author – Steve Allsworth. In this interview, he shares his journey, his background, and how he dreamed up his book project into reality, The 100 Essential Funk Grooves ... #012: Finding Balance for the Modern Guitar Player with Steve Allsworth

07/08/2022 Read more

#011: Life Lessons from Almost 40 Years in the Guitar Education Industry with Frank Gambale

by Michael Gumley

Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso, Frank Gambale, is a world-renowned guitarist, composer, and has 40 years of experience in guitar education industry. In the ’80s, he moved from Australia to LA where he became a member of the faculty at Guitar Institute of Technology. He started playing for Chick Corea and touring the world, and eventually, he ... #011: Life Lessons from Almost 40 Years in the Guitar Education Industry with Frank Gambale

07/01/2022 Read more

#009: Pursuit of Excellence: From a Struggling English Teacher to an In-Demand Guitar Teacher with Rob Hampton

by Michael Gumley

You don’t have to be Rob Hampton to build a successful music business, but you could learn a thing or two from him. Rob is a one-of-a-kind guitar teacher who has learned how to tweak his game in order to work with higher-end clients and deliver them great value. In this episode, Rob shares the ... #009: Pursuit of Excellence: From a Struggling English Teacher to an In-Demand Guitar Teacher with Rob Hampton

06/17/2022 Read more