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#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

#008: The Secret Sauce to Magical Learning Experiences For Your Students with Rob Spampinato

by Michael Gumley

While Rob Spampinato has a background in music and education, it wasn’t until recently that he wrote his first book. His new book, This Book Shreds, is the result of years of experience as a teacher and musician that inspired him to share his story and secrets to creating magical learning experiences for students with others. ... #008: The Secret Sauce to Magical Learning Experiences For Your Students with Rob Spampinato

06/10/2022 Read more

#007: Making Guitar Lessons Fun with Mario Lattuada

by Michael Gumley

Why is it so important for teachers to make guitar lessons fun? In this episode with Mario Lattuada, an experienced musician and music teacher, we chat about how planting seeds with your students and making guitar lessons fun for them create big ripple effects in their musical journey. Join us as we talk about how ... #007: Making Guitar Lessons Fun with Mario Lattuada

06/03/2022 Read more

TC280: Introducing the TopMusicGuitar Podcast with Michael Gumley

by Tim Topham

Michael Gumley, Head of Guitar at TopMusicPro, is joining us once again on the podcast to talk about the newly launched TopMusicGuitar Podcast he’s hosting. In his podcast, Michael interviews awesome guitar teachers doing awesome things in the music education space to share their expertise and knowledge to help you in our own teaching and ... TC280: Introducing the TopMusicGuitar Podcast with Michael Gumley

05/27/2022 Read more

#006: Life Advice and Pearls of Wisdom for Career Musicians with Jack Pantazis

by Michael Gumley

It’s always so inspiring to learn from experienced career musicians and educators. In this episode with Jack Pantazis, you’ll learn how he overcame many challenges to become one of the best career musicians in the industry. Backed with 35 years of experience as a professional musician and 30 years as an educator, he shares pearls ... #006: Life Advice and Pearls of Wisdom for Career Musicians with Jack Pantazis

 

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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

#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 and guitar playing experiences 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 ... #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

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