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    I'm 16 and I've been playing guitar for 6 years now. I got my grade 8 a few months ago and now I want to make some money teaching guitar because, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you lot, jobs are scarce!

    I already teach my Dad's friend but I'd like to do more. I'm considering putting an ad in the local news agents, but I'm not sure how many people would want a 16 year old who they don't know as a guitar teacher...

    So I guess the question is; would you take guitar lessons from me for £10 an hour or £5 for half an hour?
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    Put out an ad and you'll soon find out, no harm in trying .
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    Yeah considering I get charged £15 per half hour!
    I think people would prefer a young teacher compared to an oldie anyway.
    As long as they know your not a pedo, which I'm sure your not
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    Well you have grade 8 so your good enough to teach most people, and your pricing seems good. I'd just say that maybe you'd have to work a bit on your teaching methods, as being a great player doesn't make you a great teacher.

    Age shouldnt come into it but act professional and it wont at all. You might as well put the ad in you have nothing to lose.

    Congrats on grade 8 by the way . I'm working on Grade 6, but I've only been playing 5 years lol
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    No. I don't want guitar lessons.

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    (Original post by JemSevenV)
    I'm 16 and I've been playing guitar for 6 years now. I got my grade 8 a few months ago and now I want to make some money teaching guitar because, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you lot, jobs are scarce!

    I already teach my Dad's friend but I'd like to do more. I'm considering putting an ad in the local news agents, but I'm not sure how many people would want a 16 year old who they don't know as a guitar teacher...

    So I guess the question is; would you take guitar lessons from me for £10 an hour or £5 for half an hour?
    Go for it, problem is people may see you as stylistically sticking to one style (because you are young) which may put people off your teaching.
    Not saying that will happen, but I would personally see a younger teacher such as yourself as playing mainly rock/metal music (But I personally know you have done your Grade 8 so you muct be pretty good)

    Maybe put video's of you playing music on youtube and put the link in your advert?

    Good luck
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    I'd like it personally - someone your own age, maybe you can relate to them when teaching them. It's like in school, when, say, you're stuck on a problem, and you have one of those **** teachers who can't teach, and you ask your friend for help and they explain it in a language you can understand.

    I reckon if you advertise you've got a grade 8, talented musician bla bla bla, along with 5 or £10 an hour I'd definitely like to take lessons, so I say go for it! Just remember to try and come across as friendly, and I reckon you'll do pretty good. Remember it is the recession though - I personally am just self teaching myself because I really can't afford a guitar teacher atm, so don't expect a sudden rush of people on their knees asking for your lessons :p:
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    No, cos you're an internet random. :p:

    Seriously though, I think that's too cheap, I think you should say £10 for half an hour and £17.50 for an hour? Plus if you have to get a bus or something to get to their house (unless they come to you) then whatever your transport costs are.

    Just don't mention your age in the advert, base it on your qualifications instead.
 
 
 
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