#1
Does anyone have any experience being an instructor? Do you need to have any sort of exceptional skills that you must demonstrate or need to play any full length songs to demonstrate your proficiency?

How do you really get the job and what is it like? Do you just teach from a book GC's way?
#2
We've carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected instructors to teach at Guitar Center Studios and they are perfect whether you are just learning to play or want to advance your skills to become a master musician. Beyond having celebrated careers playing with some of the biggest names and bands in the business, every instructor is personable, patient and well educated - often with advanced degrees in music from renowned colleges. Of course, all Pro Tools instructors are Avid certified.
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#6
Playing guitar and teaching guitar are two vastly different things.

I can play a guitar all day long, but I would have no idea how to effectively communicate to someone else how to do it.
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#7
Do they expect you to know to read music very proficiently...? Or just how it basically works and to read VERY VERY Basic rhythms?

Do they ever hire people without gigging experience or teaching experience and just people that claim to be self taught with enough knowledge to be able to effectively teach?
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We've carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected instructors to teach at Guitar Center Studios and they are perfect whether you are just learning to play or want to advance your skills to become a master musician. Beyond having celebrated careers playing with some of the biggest names and bands in the business, every instructor is personable, patient and well educated - often with advanced degrees in music from renowned colleges. Of course, all Pro Tools instructors are Avid certified.


Translation: If you have to ask, you're underqualified.

Not that you'd want to work for GC anyway though.
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Quote by Unreal T
Do they expect you to know to read music very proficiently...? Or just how it basically works and to read VERY VERY Basic rhythms?

Do they ever hire people without gigging experience or teaching experience and just people that claim to be self taught with enough knowledge to be able to effectively teach?


I work as a guitar teacher, not having experience isnt a huge thing for your first job but not being able to read at a intermediate level or improvise well and not knowing theory and stuff like that isn't going to come off good.


They will most likely pick somebody with better qualifications to cover there ass.

I myself have a music diploma so that kind of outweighs the no experience thing initially.
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#12
My post was a direct quote from their website.
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#13
Quote by Kyleisthename
My post was a direct quote from their website.

Yeah I was a bit confused there
#14
I teach guitar freelance.
Because most guitar shops don't pay instructors shit.
At least around here.
They may charge the students $35hr, but the instructors get like 1/3 of that, if that.
#15
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I teach guitar freelance.
Because most guitar shops don't pay instructors shit.
At least around here.
They may charge the students $35hr, but the instructors get like 1/3 of that, if that.


But Guitar Center pays you to just hang around. Like if you have two one hour long lessons, you can hang around for another two hours and play guitar and they pay you. Plus benefits and employee discounts.
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But Guitar Center pays you to just hang around. Like if you have two one hour long lessons, you can hang around for another two hours and play guitar and they pay you. Plus benefits and employee discounts.

No,

The job is most likely commission based just like all the other jobs at Guitar Center.
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#17
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Translation: If you have to ask, you're underqualified.

Not that you'd want to work for GC anyway though.

I worked at GC for a year. It was fun.
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I worked at GC for a year. It was fun.

can't pay the bills with fun though, amirite?
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#19
You can with all the discounts you get. The difference between what a item is sold for from the store cost is criminal. My best friend works for GC and he buys me all sorts of things under his discount and I just throw him a extra 20 bucks or so to pad his pocket.
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can't pay the bills with fun though, amirite?

I was still in school at the time, so it was part time. Many of the salespeople made pretty good coin, though.
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#21
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Does anyone have any experience being an instructor? Do you need to have any sort of exceptional skills that you must demonstrate or need to play any full length songs to demonstrate your proficiency?

How do you really get the job and what is it like? Do you just teach from a book GC's way?

Skills?

Being able to teach. Playing ability comes afterward.
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#22
honestly dude. guitar center is balls. my boyfriend worked there for like 2 years and hated it and he's obsessed with music and playing. it's how they run it that is balls.
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