#1
I just got home from school, and read an email saying:
Hi Patrick,
Thank you for your interest. We would like you to come in for an interview at 5 tonight. If you are unable to make it we may be able to reschedule for Saturday. We'll need to to play for us and demonstrate your teaching methods for a variety of needs. Be prepared in a number of genres to demonstrate you are well rounded as a guitarist. Look forward to seeing you.
So what do you guys suggest for me to get this job? It's very well paying ($24 cdn/hour) and is my best chance of getting a bunch of money for travel and school with very little work time. I do not want to miss out on this. So again guys...

Tips?
#2
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Just chill, don't get nervous and mess up your playing and just pretend they know next to nothing about guitar (but not in a patronising way).
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#4
Is 24 Canadian dollars are hour good up there?

Tell them you know how to play guitar and then play Mary Had A Little Lamb on the high E string.
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#6
Well kind of information do you need really? Just do what they ask you and hope you get the job.
#8
What's the ability of the people you'll be teaching? Are they people that have never played before or what? Also how good are you? More info would help
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I taught lessons for a while...despite genre there are basics that apply to everyone that comes in. Generally, every one of my students either had no experience whatsoever or just been messing around a little and looking for guidance. Some of my students needed to be shown how to properly hold the guitar and pick. So i would say focus on the basics (beginner chords, simple melodies) and throw in some theory (string names, tuning, etc).

As for demonstrating your techniques and skills...just go in and play. Doesn't really matter what you play, just kill it!
#11
You could leave it until the last hour, cram it all in. That way, you're likely to go in, forgetting a lot of it and then looking really unprepared!

Good luck
#12
^ Not my fault, I got home from school just before 4pm, and they want me there at 5pm.
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Is 24 Canadian dollars are hour good up there?
Minimum wage right now is at $10/hour, and the exchange rate is $1.00 CAD = $0.98 USD.

So I'm getting $23.53/hour in USD as opposed to $9.80. So yeah, it's good for a teenager's job.
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What's the ability of the people you'll be teaching? Are they people that have never played before or what? Also how good are you? More info would help
The students would be beginner to intermediate I believe, but mostly kids who have never played before. I myself have been playing for almost three years, so the hardest songs I know are probably something like Selkies by BTBAM or Psalm of Lydia by Nevermore.
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I taught lessons for a while...despite genre there are basics that apply to everyone that comes in. Generally, every one of my students either had no experience whatsoever or just been messing around a little and looking for guidance. Some of my students needed to be shown how to properly hold the guitar and pick. So i would say focus on the basics (beginner chords, simple melodies) and throw in some theory (string names, tuning, etc).

As for demonstrating your techniques and skills...just go in and play. Doesn't really matter what you play, just kill it!


So redundant.....

But yea, just do what they say, plan out how you would actually teach a student and demonstrate it to them. And show off a bit too
#15
Well then make sure you know a lot of chords and find some songs with a nice chord progression and maybe a really simple lead part. As for what you play for your interview make sure whatever you play you can play effortlessly. If you sound passionate about your playing and teaching you should be fine. Good luck
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play your guitar really fast and loud
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#17
If you're really unprepared for it , ask them to rearrange it for Sunday? Oh, and dress presentably!
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#19
Yep. Go in with a plan.
You might wanna "rehearse" just so you have answers to any questions they throw at you, and it'll help you to relax if you know you're armed well with good ripostes.
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#20
Don't go in there expecting to play Psalm of Lydia and expect it to wow them necessarily; it's technically impressive, but it's not going to demonstrate anything other than a penchant for sweep picking. Play it and be able to explain the theory behind the arpeggios, the different inversions he moves through, and how it all ties together with the rhythm.

If you really want to play something technically impressive AND wow them with a sense of harmony, chord/scale vocabulary, you'd be better off playing a jazz standard or classical (guitar) piece. If you can at least improvise decently and you know some chord inversions, I don't see why you shouldn't get the job.
#23
so you'll be making around $25 an hour? thats nice as fuuuuuuuuuuck man. I mean if you could put in 40 hours a week and make $1000 before taxes. I mean its not likely that you could get 40 hours a week, but not impossible! Good luck man!
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