About this guide
In this guide you will learn how to structure your lessons in such an effective way that your students will stay motivated during the lesson and retain more information after the lesson is over. This structure is very flexible and provides you with a 'blueprint' you can use for all your lessons.
For new guitar teachers this guide will give you a great starting point to make sure your lessons are effective straight away. You won't need to go through the long trial and error process most teachers go through to figure out how to structure your lessons effectively. By the end of this guide you will know exactly how to structure your lessons.
For experienced guitar teachers this guide will help you refine your lessons and give you ways to improve the structure of your lessons. You will already be loosely following this structure but may not fully understand why the structure is effective. This guide will explain why along with provide suggestions on ways you can improve your lessons.
Why Structure Matters
Consistency is important in a learning environment. From a student's point of view it helps if each lesson is structured in a similar way so they know what to expect. Having consistent lessons improves the learning process for your student and makes your job easier. You still need to be flexible in your approach and this structure will still provide you with flexibility as you need it.
A student who arrives at each lesson not sure of what is going to happen or why they are learning the material will have trouble developing. On the other hand a student who arrives at each lesson knowing roughly how the lesson will be structured will be able to focus 100% on the actual content instead of being confused. A well thought out structure can make a big difference to the learning experience.