First time in a while I’ve had a Grade 8 student want to do Slide Guitar as their specialism.
I have used a few blues based examples, but wonder if anyone can offer any peices or advice that will suit this Grade?
I have suggested a few short pieces showing different skills, however some tuning change would be required.
Dave Rutherford replied to the topic What Seating Are You Using When Teaching? (All Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers 2 years, 11 months ago
I have had back problems for a long time now due to leaning over teaching. I have been to physio before, one said keep your hips higher than your waist – this is a myth dont do that.
The latest physio i went to, for a while actually, made it very clear its just occupational, and you are going to get it from time to time.
I get asked this quite a lot, so thought it may be worth popping a thread in here about it.
Great songs to get MOST students going, depending on their age and what the recognise. I firmly believe that they need to have some idea of the song and that way they’ll practice it – as its ‘made real in their universe’.
Seven Nation Army – one…[Read more]
I have ran lots of these. Some at a big win and some at a big loss.
Things to consider:
Space – where and how much
Tickets – how much, advance works better as its more guareteed.
I use my band to back the students, and some singing students from schools I work in.
You can offer to film and put it on DVD and sell that – makes…[Read more]
Lots of ideas, usually they say you get less than a 1% return on flyers, it’s time consuming and can have costs.
The key aspect is branding, such as tying together:
Name (even if it is just yours)
FB page updated regularly
Interactive media – videos are better than photos and attract more views on social…[Read more]
I have had some issues with this over the 13 years I’ve taught.
1) Tried the week in advance. People forget, especially when they have had lessons without issue for a long period of time. You still don’t avoid the conversation of “You missed your lesson so now need to pay a week ahead again before I will book you in”. So really…[Read more]