How To Become A Guitar Teacher

If you are considering how to become a guitar teacher then this short guide, based upon guitarist Ged Brockie's thirty plus years as a guitar tutor at all levels is a must read. Ged has taught in private schools, college and university. He has devised guitar courses for the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) as well as creating summer schools and online teaching resources.Learn how you can build up a successful business teaching and enriching student's lives both young and old through music and the guitar.


A Word About Child Protection

Although this article is about how to become a guitar teacher there are other considerations. You will know doubt be teaching young people or at least a good percentage of your pupil roster will be under the age of fifteen. I always ensure that with very young children a parent or guardian is present. This is not only for appearance’s sake, but it gives protection to me as the parent is right there at all times.

With so many child abuse stories now coming to the fore, you need to take this seriously. It may seem silly, but I don’t have any physical contact with any children I teach. For example, if I need to touch a finger to point the child to play on another fret or position on the fingerboard I will use the rubber end of a pencil to do so. This may seem like overkill, however, most schools now have a no contact policy and you should be aware of this.

Disclosure Certification

In Scotland any individual working with or teaching children can apply to Disclosure Scotland which runs the PVG – Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme. After checks you will be certified to teach young people. Most countries now run something similar so it would do no harm for you to find out what your country or state has in place with regards teaching children.

Last update on 2019-02-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API



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