Praise for “How To Teach Guitar”
Here’s a hand-picked collection of some kind words shared about “How To Teach Guitar”.
“The content is spot on and I would recommend this as a must read for anyone looking to start teaching guitar or any musical instrument for that matter. I have been in the business of teaching guitar for 30 years and just wish there was a book like this when I started. It would have helped me avoid many classic mistakes. Thanks guys.” – David Hart (G4 Guitar Schools International)
“As a successful full time guitar tutor, I’d very much recommend this book to anyone with an interest in teaching. Apart from the honest, encouraging, and genuine tone, the book covers every detail of how to start up as a guitar tutor, in a step by step, logical, and clearly laid out manner. This book differs from other books I’ve read in that the authors have much more experience on marketing/ advertising/ internet etc, and lots of valuable info here. The book also explores the psychology of teaching, outlining many of the fears and doubts most honest teachers at some point face and the authors write with openness and humanity. This a a refreshing alternative to some of the more dubious stuff out there – these guys really have a lot to offer, and come across as having a genuine desire to see others do well. I will be recommending to my former students who begin tutoring.” – David Inkster
“I’m currently working my way through this book and am finding it very helpful. Donnie’s writing is very positive and empowering, he preaches confidence and going after what you want. While many believe that you need a music degree under your belt to effectively teacher guitar, I do not. I believe anyone that can play guitar and understands music at competent level and has a passion for teaching others can do it. I’ve been to many private instructors over the years and found the best ones were the ones that focused on the student and what they wanted to learn instead of pushing a rigid curriculum on their students. Many times have I been dissatisfied with previous teachers not because they lacked guitar playing skill, but because their own egos and opinions got in the way of my learning. Keep your students happy, and they will keep coming back. These are the simple but often forgotten principles this book engrains. It’s an empowering message about spreading the wonderful gift of music to as many students as possible and not one of pushing elitist dogma and doctrines handed down by archaic schools of thought. I’ve used books by co-author Desi Serna in the past and always find them to be a great human resource, as they are taught in a very approachable and digestible manner, by a real regular person, not someone pushing an agenda.
If you are like me and following your dream of teaching guitar, give it a read. It’s worth the price of admission alone for the self-belief and marketing mindsets it demonstrates.” – Mark Phillips
“A great authoritative book on how to be a successful music teacher, not just a guitar teacher. The advice is sound, concise and current. With over 30 years of guitar teaching experience, I can say that a book of this calibre is long over due.” – Robert Ralston
“This is an enjoyable read. As a guitar teacher I am always looking for information that helps me keep my teaching fresh for my students. This book is a great help. Much of the information is already out there, but reading it through the eyes of these authors gives it a new look. The material is practical, not over the top with promises, plain spoken and easy to follow. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in teaching, and to any teachers who want to remember why they started in the first place.” – Phillip Mitchell