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GuItArMeTaL13  
12 Nov 2011 16:48 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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I want to teach guitar, i am 13 and i have quite a lot of knowledge of guitar,is there a site that i could advertise my teaching thing,i live in the uk so it will have to be a uk site.thanks dudes
telecrater  
13 Nov 2011 07:29 | Quote
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Please don't take offense to this, but your kind of young.

I'm in no way doubting your passion or drive, but normally with teachers you expect a certain level of maturity, patience on top of knowledge.

Keep working at at it, but don't be in such a hurry, pay your dues, join some bands and get some road experience. when your 25 or so revisit this idea.
GuItArMeTaL13  
13 Nov 2011 13:50 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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i am looking for websites not comments
DanielM  
13 Nov 2011 14:05 | Quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2011
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telecrater says:
you expect a certain level of maturity


GuItArMeTaL13 says:
i am looking for websites not comments


You have 3 years experience, you are no where near ready to teach yet, if you were then you wouldn't have to ask us how to write riffs

GuItArMeTaL13 says:
so what power chords would you recommend for heavy metal?


That sentence also wouldn't have entered your head were you good enough to teach.

I know I'm being a bit short with you but I'm trying to make my point clear, I frankly don't think it would be right if you allowed people to actually pay you for what you will teach them.
GuItArMeTaL13  
13 Nov 2011 15:27 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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i will teach them what my teacher teached me!simples!
Domigan_Lefty  
13 Nov 2011 16:25 | Quote
Joined: 20 Sep 2009
United States
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I will allow you to teach when
You have every piece of a guitar and it's name/placement memorized.
You know advanced music theory.
You don't call 5ths "Power Chords".
You can fix ANY issue with your guitar.
You memorize the notes/patterns for at least 7 types of scales in at least 6 keys.
You can READ SHEET music. (No TABs)
You can tune by ear.
You have at least 10 years experience.
And you pass my "tests". (always different)

This is why I teach myself Guitar. No one passes my checklist. The one that did failed the "test". In his case it was a Grammar test.
DanielM  
13 Nov 2011 18:08 | Quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2011
United Kingdom
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GuItArMeTaL13 says:
i will teach them what my teacher teached me!simples!


My teacher writes his own songs and exercises to work on specific areas, if I were to do that it would be a blatant infringement of his intellectual property.

If you like your teacher why not send the trade to him, he's many lessons ahead of you and therefore can better tailor the lessons to each student, besides the lessons are (imo not sure legally) his intellectual property so you shouldn't be able to profit off it morally.

Also by having came up with the lessons in the first place he has earned the money people pay for the lessons. You have not.
btimm  
13 Nov 2011 18:15 | Quote
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I think you are not nearly experienced enough to teach, sorry.
btimm  
13 Nov 2011 18:35 | Quote
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I'd like to add that I am glad you are a part of the forum and I think many people here would be more than happy to help you continue growing as a player. They have helped me in a big way.
GuItArMeTaL13  
14 Nov 2011 07:28 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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yeah i know i am young and not as experienced as you.But in theory you could teach at my level i know half those things domigan_lefty said,plus i am pretty confident about it.
GuItArMeTaL13  
14 Nov 2011 07:38 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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DanielM says:
That sentence also wouldn't have entered your head were you good enough to teach.

I know I'm being a bit short with you but I'm trying to make my point clear, I frankly don't think it would be right if you allowed people to actually pay you for what you will teach them.

Lol your hardly any more experienced than me!how could you say some thing like that when you are a newbie too!LOL
btimm  
14 Nov 2011 08:28 | Quote
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GuItArMeTaL13 says:
Lol your hardly any more experienced than me!how could you say some thing like that when you are a newbie too!LOL


Experience has nothing to do with join date. DanielM is a pretty experienced player and knows his theory pretty well.
Afro_Raven  
14 Nov 2011 09:23 | Quote
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Right then! GuitarMetal3:

I AM a full-time guitar teacher. I have 7 1/2 years of playing experience, but because I practised so hard in my earlier years I am more on a par with players of 10 years experience. Call it arrogance, call it confidence, whatever - that's how it is. I have 3 years teaching experience.

When I think back to my ability after 3 years of playing, I probably COULD have taught guitar. However, my ability and knowledge were so limited that I would have probably run out of ideas after around 10 lessons with each pupil. That's 2- 3 months' worth, and pupils will expect to stay with you a lot longer than that.

However, my biggest issue was that at 3 years' experience I had nowhere NEAR enough stylistic diversity to teach to a variety of players. I was only listening to heavy metal and hard rock. That's great if all your pupils are into the same stuff as you, but they won't be! After my years of playing, I teach proficiently (as in basic theory up to advanced songwriting) in rock, blues, jazz, pop, metal, folk, funk, reggae, ska, bluegrass, country, R&B and punk. As a result, I have a LOT of pupils, because they know that I can teach them what they're interested in.

I'm not saying don't teach - try it. But, be aware of the fact that at 13, you're going have to learn a lot of stuff fast, or be prepared to run out of ideas quickly!

Here the lesson endeth.

Afro
Reinhardt  
14 Nov 2011 11:57 | Quote
Joined: 22 Sep 2009
South Africa
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@Guitarmetal13, if somebody wants to be taught by you then let them be taught! But guitar teaching isn't just about teaching "guitar"... it's about teaching "people" and "Understanding" them.
So if i'm 23 for instance and a 13 year old "boy" wants to teach me to play guitar and make me practice and change my life routines... I would honestly be abit weary...
But goodluck anyways...
tinyskateboard  
14 Nov 2011 12:22 | Quote
Joined: 28 Apr 2010
United States
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As long as you are filling a niche that needs to be filled, there is a market for what you offer. Previous posters have identified what might seem to be a lack of foundation in music theory, terminology and experience. But if you have a good manner, and can convey music learning on others, that is great. If you are cheap, compared to a professional, then your's is a commodity someone can benefit from. I bet a bunch of people, including myself, would do a $15 hour lesson, even from a youngster.

A great niche for you would be to teach people even younger than yourself, and if they decide to go full throttle, then funnel them up to your teacher. Don't let people stifle you.

On the other hand, if you don't even know where to post your teaching gig, then maybe you need some more maturity. e.g. http://www.uk-guitar-teachers.com/
macandkanga  
15 Nov 2011 12:29 | Quote
Joined: 03 Oct 2008
United States
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There is no better way to learn than to teach. However, if you decide to do this the first thing you will learn is how much you DON'T know. I know this by experience. I've been playing for 35 years and I am still hesitant to teach. I can teach the more physical aspects of how to play. How to hold the guitar, how to fret and chord fingerings, etc. In other words how to teach someone what I know hands-on.

Start with learning more yourself and teaching what you know to your friends.
V3N0M3333  
16 Nov 2011 06:26 | Quote
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when marty friedman was playing for 3 months, he was teaching people who had been playing for 2 months.Im just sayin'.....no need to put him down....i say go for it.

BUT!!!! you should do it for free for now

teach someone who doesnt have as much experience as you, for the simple task of making yourself better, thats how i got better.
telecrater  
18 Nov 2011 05:48 | Quote
Joined: 13 Jan 2008
United States
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Becareful, remember the worse thing you can do from your teaching is discourage into putting down the 6 strong and picking up guitar hero.

With that in mind, be positive, parsing and nurturing but also challenge them.
GuItArMeTaL13  
18 Nov 2011 08:56 | Quote
Joined: 10 Nov 2011
United Kingdom
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yeah ok thanks dudes


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