Updates: Best practices, psychology and Keith Richards

We're spreading our reach to a new guide series and starting to cover best practices from expert teachers so you can quickly develop your abilities. Here's our latest resources:

PRO-09 Keith Richards

This 'in the style of' lesson will introduce your students to Keith's rhythm style. A couple of the examples use Open-G tuning so it's a great way to introduce alternate tunings to your student at the same time.

SCA-11 Modes Reference

This is a simple reference sheet containing the seven modes of the major scale. Your student will be able to easily compare the modes and learn the intervals in each one. This will work best when used in combination with the individual modes lesson plans (SCA-04 - 10)

New Psychology Series (TPS Series)

This series takes the findings from a wide range of psychology studies to improve the quality of your teaching. When you learn to understand how students think, you can create a better learning environment.

TPS-01 Understanding Needs

You need to understand your student's needs before you expect to give a quality lesson. This guide will break down the way all humans' needs work and what you should watch out for in your lessons. Teachers who don't bother reading up on this topic end up experiencing issues that could have been easily avoided.

TPS-02 Body Language

This guide will teach you how to read your student's body language so your lesson can remain relevant and interesting. Plenty of examples are given so you can easily gauge the student's interest levels and adjust course if you need to.

TPS-03 Structuring Your Lesson

While you have a lot of flexibility in how you give a lesson, all lessons should follow the basic structure given in this guide. The reason is because it has been tested and results in a better learning environment for your student. Whether you're a new teacher or have been teaching for decades, it's essential you read this guide and follow the advice given.

TBE-02 Eliminating Points of Failure

A Point of Failure is something that can drive your student to giving up guitar. Sometimes it only takes one Point of Failure for the student to completely give up and leave your lessons. By learning to identify these Points of Failure in your teaching style and eliminating them, you will retain more students and keep your students motivated.