Episode 03: Career Options for Guitar Teachers

About this podcast

This podcast will go through different career options and paths you can take as a guitar teacher. The different paths are compared to the 'default' path most guitar teachers take - face to face lessons. This is a topic not many guitar teachers seriously consider when starting out. Knowing the benefits of other paths will allow you to make a better decision on what you want to achieve in your career.

The episode will discuss:

  • Why it's important to consider other career paths
  • The limitations to face to face lessons
  • Explanation of different paths and their benefits
  • How to create an ideal career right for you

The information in this episode will either set you off on a better direction or will reassure you that the direction you're currently going in is the right one for you.

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Links to relevant resources

As this episode covers different paths you can take as a guitar teacher, the EXP series provides a wide range of other paths and advice on how to do it. Check those guides out for more advice.

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BXP-02 Becoming a Full Time Guitar Teacher

About this guide

If you want to make the jump from part time teaching to a full time career as a guitar teacher, this guide is for you. For most people this is a significant decision to make and requires careful thought to ensure that you make the right choice. This guide will discuss all the points you need to consider before becoming a full time teacher. We will show you how to set yourself up so you will have enough income as well as room for growth in the future.

Working out the minimum income needed

The first thing you need to consider is whether it's possible for you to make enough money teaching guitar full time to support yourself. Even if you have a spouse that earns an income, it's worth considering what would happen if they were unable to work and you had to be the sole provider. Considering worst case scenarios like this will ensure that you never run into the problem of not having enough money to survive.

As a starting point, you need to figure out what the minimum amount you need to earn is to survive. This gives you the absolute bottom at which you can consider teaching guitar full time. If you realize you won't be able to earn this amount, it's not wise to leave your current job. Let's have a look at a case study to figure out this number.

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