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Old 12-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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How do you do it? Post ads around?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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You're in the UK right? Get a profile on musicteachers.co.uk with some audio samples. Post a couple of ads in the relevant parts of local music shops, post something on Facebook along the lines of "Guitar lessons available please enquire for details" (Since it's Christmas you could take advantage of that by putting it forward as a great present or something). Though to be honest, most of the students I've had have been through referrals rather than direct advertising, but at the start you'll probably want to do as much as you can to get the word out that you're available for lessons.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, the problem is none of my teachers I've had advertised online. they just recommendations from students so they never even had to advertise once they got off the ground!

But do go ahead and make some profiles on teaching sites, just bear in mind that you're then competing with people with Bmus qualifications and pro session guys so it's tough! try putting an ad in your local newsagent's too, you'd be surprised how good that can be.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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be real cheap

but seriously just let people know youre teaching
alot of my student come to me from other students and me from seeing my band play and such and i advetize on my bands page sometimes
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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If you charge less than your local norm people will assume you're a sub par teacher IMO. It tends to be around 15 for a half hour where I am.

And if you know people are shelling out a lot for your lessons, you really have to get your shit together and know you're a good enough player and teacher.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #8
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you could set aside some teaching time.
perhaps start with saturday mornings from 9.30-11.30
next you need to fill this time with students.
if you travel out you will find more work initially.

so lesson 1 = 9.30-10.15
travel
lesson 2 = 10.45 -11.30

in regards to charging at first you will be learning on the job so i suggest you start by charging a minimum that you need to get started.
the bulk of lessons will be children , so you should make contact with as many parents as you can.
building real life relationships will give more sustainable income for your business.
perhaps you can start with your neighbours on your road. just do a morning's canvassing. knock on each door and explain what you offer?

you could also offer to give a demonstration at a local school.
perhaps in assembly or after school ?
most schools put on a christmas play , but next year they will have individual class assembly. you could write a letter to the school offering to help with the music next year, if you do this for free you will get good publicity with the key market!
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