How To Teach Piano and Guitar

If you play the piano or guitar and you want to make some extra money, especially now, with the recession starting to bite hard, then keep reading. I will show you how to teach piano or guitar in your local area with the help of how teach piano and how teach guitar student courses from learn and master.

How To Teach Piano and Guitar – Essential Requirements

There’s actually only one essential requirement and that is that you can play the piano or guitar to a reasonable standard, that means you are comfortable playing in front of people or an audience. Amateur, semi-pro or even professional players can teach piano or guitar and even in this recession, there’s lots of people still want to learn to play piano, keyboards, drums and guitar and they are willing to pay good money for it. So, are you ready to get started, do you want to make extra cash, then let’s get cracking.

How To Teach Piano and Guitar – First Steps

Okay, the very first thing to do is make the decision to start teaching, don’t think about it, don’t procrastinate, just say to yourself, I’m going to do this and I’m going to get my first student and start teaching. Next, you need to answer these questions:

Where To Teach Piano and Guitar?

You have three options, you can teach at your home, you can go mobile and teach in the student’s home and you can teach in your local music shop. I’ve done all three but I prefer teaching in my local music shop and the mobile option which I do at the moment. Don’t be apprehensive about approaching the owners of music shops because they will benefit from your presence with increased sales from your students. You should also pay a percentage of your lessons fee to the music shop for use of musical instruments, electricity, heat etc. For example, I charge £15.00 per half hour lesson and pay £3.00 of that to the music shop. This is a tremendous benefit to you both, as I said above music shop owners make money from an empty space in their shop plus increased sales and you get all your students in one place with a choice of musical instruments to use, no bills to pay and you also save on petrol costs.

How To Find  Piano And Guitar Students?

Again the music shop is a great source of potential students but I recommend finding your first student yourself through advertising. This will be a small classified ad in you local newspaper. Here an example of an ad that I used:

Piano and keyboard lessons for beginners. All ages welcome. Contact Mike for more details. TEL: 123456789

It wont cost much and I guarantee you will get lots of enquires and you only need one student to pay for your ad, but you’ll probably end up with a lot more. When you have a few students on your books, then you can approach the music shop and grow your student list from there.

What Piano and Guitar Music Teacher Resources You Need?

This is the part that frightens potential teachers because, yes, they can play but how do they communicate that knowledge to a complete beginner. I must admit when I first started, this did freak me out a bit but I was fortunate in that I could watch other teachers at work and copied their method and tried it out with one student and after that I never looked back and I’ve been teaching for over 30 years.

So, to answer the question, you need a how teach piano and how teach guitar teaching plan from legacy learning systems. The learn and master student edition piano and guitar courses will give you the music teacher resources you need. These courses are specifically aimed at new teachers and provide a blueprint of everything you need to do and say to teach piano or guitar and they are not expensive; both courses are currently selling for $169 each, which is about £110 for us Brits.

Here a brief look at what each course contains:

Learn And Master Guitar Home School Edition (How Teach Guitar – Music Teacher Resources)

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Learn Master Guitar Music Teacher Resources

20 Learn and Master Guitar DVDs

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How To Teach Guitar

5 Learn and Master Guitar Jam-Along CDs

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How To Teach Guitar - CDs

100+ Page Learn and Master Guitar Lesson Book

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How To Teach Guitar - Lesson Book

68 Page Guitar Teacher’s Guide

2 DVD Guitar Teacher’s Resource Set

Learn And Master Guitar Home School Edition Cost: $269 $169

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Learn And Master Piano Home School Edition (How Teach Piano –  Music Teacher Resources)

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Learn Master Piano Music Teacher Resources

14 Learn and Master Piano DVDs
5 Learn and Master Piano Jam-Along CDs
100+ Page Learn and Master Piano Lesson Book
68 Page Piano Teacher’s Guide
1 DVD piano Teacher’s Resource Set

Learn And Master Piano Home School Edition Cost: $269 $169

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How To Use Learn And Master Home School Edition Courses

Each course contains everything you need to learn and more importantly for you, teach piano or guitar. You will start with the 68 Page Teacher’s Guide and the Teacher’s Resource Set, this will tell you what is required from the student and you just copy what the course is telling you and transfer that to the student. Your student will need a lesson book and these courses come with a 100 page lesson book, obviously you need to keep that lesson book so you need to provide your student with the same lesson book, you have a few options here on how to go about this. When you have bought the course you will have access to a learn and master resources page which will provide you with essential downloads such as chord sheets and of course lesson books, these are in PDF format. Just download these resources and provide a complete lesson book for your student to use on an iPad or laptop for FREE, or, you can print out the lessons you need and give that to your students, or, you can print out the complete book and make your own lesson books, or, you could order extra lesson books from the learn and master website to sell to your students.

Now Go Out And Start Teaching Piano and Guitar

Make that first step and get your first student, buy a learn and master piano or guitar course and commit yourself, you can have one or two students or twenty or thirty it’s really up to you. With a standard charge of £15 per half hour, ten students a week will earn you £150. So don’t sit around worrying about the recession, use your talent and teach, do it now.

How Teach Piano – Teaching Plan
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How Teach Guitar – Teaching Plan
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To your teaching success
Mike Shaw

Gibsons Learn and Master Guitar Review

Okay, many of you that have visited my site know that I am a keyboard player and I have played professionally for many years. I also teach piano, keyboard and electric organ. So why I am I writing a review about learning to play the guitar?  Good question and Ill get to that in a moment. Because I have references to Learn and Master Guitar on my site I am constantly being asked to write a review and I have always put it off because I am not a guitarist. I dabble a little bit, I can knock a tune out on one string but do I consider myself a guitarist, definitely not. So in answer to the question above, I am going to write this review from a beginner’s point of view because that’s what I am, okay I know the musical theory part but not the actual guitar playing part.

You’ll notice the word Gibson in the title that’s because this course is now supported by Gibson guitars, you cant get a higher recommendation than that.

Guitar Strumming Lesson – Steve Krenz


As many of you know I always own the courses I review and I spend a lot of time studying the material to provide the best information for the reader to make a qualified decision on whether to buy the courses I review.

Let’s Get To The Learn And Master Guitar Review

So let’s start with a brief overview of the course as a whole. Learn and master guitar contains 20 DVDs 5 CDs and a 100 page lesson book. Everything is contained in a very professional looking binder. All learn and master courses are posted worldwide from Nashville in the US. The company who produce and distribute these courses are known as Legacy Learning Systems and their goal is to provide the very highest quality learning courses at an affordable price.

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Gibsons Learn and Master Guitar DVD Course

How Does The Learn And Master Guitar Course Work

The idea is a simple one but very effective. In general you will have a guitar teacher available to you in your home 24/7 via the DVDs. Your teacher is called Steve Krenz who is a professional musician with a degree in music, in fact his CV is very impressive in the music world and you can read his bio HERE.

Steve Krenz Your 24/7  Teacher

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Learn and Master Guitar With Steve Krenz
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Gibsons Learn and Master Guitar Review

The Learn and Master Guitar DVDs

Each DVD contains two sessions and each session contains a number of lessons a workshop section and an assignment depending on which disc you are using. For example disc one has two sessions, session one has nine lessons plus a workshop and session two has six lessons plus a workshop, plus each session has an assignment to complete before carrying on. I’ll go more into what’s on disc 1 later.

Learn and Master Guitar Review
Gibsons Learn and Master Guitar Review

The Learn and Master Guitar Lesson Book

The lesson book compliments the DVDs exactly and when your are shown musical notation and guitar tab on the DVD it is also in the lesson book and at any time you can pause the DVD and use the lesson book to practice that particular section. This is particularly useful as Steve Krenz will give you examples to play and then you copy, and its at this point that you would pause the DVD and play what Steve has just taught you and using the lesson book will keep the example he just showed you, fresh in your mind.

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Learn and Master Guitar CDs

Learn and Master Guitar CDs

The CDs are essentially Jam along CDs, that means when you have learned to play your first tune which in this case will be “Ode To Joy” you can put the CD on and play along with the band on the CD. There are three versions of each tune to follow, slow, medium and fast. Not only is this great fun but its an important part of your training in that it helps you with your timing and when you can play and keep up with the fast version, your off and running. Also the first track of every CD is used to tune your guitar and each string is sounded three times, you just tune your guitar to match the sound on the CD so you are in perfect tune with the band, it’s very simple.

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What Kind Of Guitar Can I Use With Learn And Master Guitar?

This is actually a good question and one that I also wondered about before getting this course, the answer is any six string guitar can be used with this course. Initially when learning to play the guitar the principles are the same for acoustic and electric guitar, in fact on the very first DVD Steve Krenz uses an acoustic and an electric guitar. Obviously different types of guitars have different playing styles and fortunately that’s covered in this course as well.

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OK, with what I’ve seen so far, I am super impressed, from the initial first impressions to the content of the just the first disc. I mentioned above that I would look at the content in disc one in detail and I will, in a separate article because this review has become very long and I don’t want to bore my readers and there is more content on disc one than I first thought so keep calling by, I should have a review of disc one up within a couple of weeks.

In the mean time if you feel you want to get started with this course you can visit the learn and master guitar website and learn a bit more about it. The current price is $249 and from time to time as with all their courses they have a sale on, so it’s worth checking the current price.

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That’s it for now, thanks for reading my review I hoped you found it useful, please call back and read my learn and master guitar disc one review and if you have any questions about any of the learn and master courses use the contact us link at the top of this page.

Mike Shaw