||You have a passion to teach guitar and help your students achieve results.
||Being passionate about teaching guitar is certainly a must if you want to become a successful guitar teacher. However, many guitar teachers who are highly passionate tend to ignore the business aspect of teaching guitar for a living. As a result, they end up teaching (and helping) less students overall since they do not earn enough money to expand their guitar teaching business. The truth is, the more money you make, the more you can invest it into building the value of your guitar lessons in order to give more to your students.
||You already have a good amount of experience teaching guitar/music lessons.
||After teaching guitar for a while, it becomes hard for these types of guitar teachers to break away from the methods they are used to. This approach becomes very limiting over time as continually using the same methods does not bring great results for new students. In order to achieve great results for your guitar students (and take a step forward in your teaching skills), you will need to innovate and break away from some of the methods you are accustomed to.
||Your guitar playing skills are highly developed.
||A lot of great guitar players have difficulty identifying with the challenges of low level guitarists (who are by the way - the majority of guitar students). As a result, these types of guitar teachers are lacking in an area that affects most of their potential students. You must be able to relate to the challenges of your students who are just starting (or are not at a high level in their playing yet). Many guitar teachers with great guitar playing skills fall short in this area.
||You play several instruments in addition to guitar.
||When guitar students look for someone to teach them guitar, they are much more prone to seek the help of an 'expert' who specializes in guitar rather than someone who teaches many different instruments. By marketing yourself as a teacher of many instruments, you may actually end up doing more harm than good to your reputation as a guitar teacher.
||You have a very disciplined approach to learning guitar and take music very seriously.
||Guitar teachers who possess this strength generally cannot relate to students who are learning guitar "just for fun". The truth is that almost all of your guitar students will be interested in guitar as a hobby, and until you can relate to their basic guitar playing goals on their level, you will have a hard time getting them to come back for lessons.
||You have a lot of ambition and many ideas for expanding your guitar teaching business.
||The guitar teachers in this category are prone to beginning many new projects out of strong enthusiasm; but end up leaving most of them unfinished. To them, it feels like they are working very hard, but in reality they are making very little progress.
You have achieved many things in your professional music career. As you invest a lot of time into your music career, it usually leaves very little time to improve your teaching skills so you can teach guitar at a high level. In fact, this is a major reason why many pro musicians who are already successful in their music careers are unable to help their students achieve big results.
||You are very self-dependent.
||Self-dependence is a great quality to have; however many guitar teachers who are strong in this area feel a resistance to asking for help when they need it. In order to develop your guitar teaching business, you can steer clear of many common obstacles by learning from someone who has already been down the same road as you.
||You spend a lot of time rationalizing different possibilities in any given situation.
||While it is a great quality to be able to map out different possibilities for the scenarios that may pop up in your guitar teaching business; this can often lead to "over-analyzation". While it is important to think things through, it is also important that you take the necessary action to do what needs to get done in order to realize your guitar teaching goals.
||You enjoy offering all you can for your guitar students and making every lesson as enjoyable as possible.
||Guitar teachers who seek to give their guitar students as much value as they can have a tendency to overcompensate and give "too much". Additionally, these types of teachers have a hard time with confrontation and struggle to enforce their teaching policies.
||You have a great work ethic and persistence when working on important tasks.
||It is very easy for someone who sticks to a task with great persistence to become "stubborn". This can be highly counter-intuitive if the task you are working on is not very effective at accomplishing your guitar teaching goals.
||You spend a lot of time coming up with creative new ideas.
||These guitar teachers have a habit of overlooking common (yet successful) teaching or business methods in order to try new approaches. To be a great guitar teacher you must innovate; however, not at the expense of giving up conventional approaches that already work.