Here's a review I wrote for 'Be A Guitar Teacher', an invaluable resource for those looking to enhance their teaching skills. You can also see the review here on the Be A Guitar Teacher website: http://www.beaguitarteacher.com/testimonials/view-testimonials/
1. What’s the best feature of BAGT?
The best thing about BAGT is most definitely the sheer quantity of useful information you receive. It is clear that Stuart has put a lot of his knowledge and years of experience into the videos, which is very beneficial for a new teacher such as myself. Even for a more experienced teacher, there will be something (quite a lot in fact) they can still learn by watching the videos.
2. What were your first thoughts on BAGT?
The videos were very clear and concise, and set out step-by-step the primary actions one should take in order to start out as a guitar teacher. Stuart recognises that teaching... isn't just about the teaching. It's also about the marketing, logistics and administration, which he clearly outlines throughout his tutorial videos. These are areas that are often overlooked by other instructors, and they are in fact critical to get right to be a successful and self-sustaining teacher.
3. What are your thoughts now?
I am delighted to have this valuable resource as I continue to build my teaching career. It's something you can always reflect on and watch again for further ideas and inspiration.
4. What are the three biggest benefits of BAGT?
Firstly, you can adapt this to your own style of teaching. Of course you do not have to follow Stuart's advice word for word, and he says that from the beginning, but you can take his advice and apply it to your style. Even if you do not alter your teaching approach as a result of watching the videos, you will certainly enhance the areas you are already familiar with.
Secondly, as I mentioned before, you receive a lot of high quality information. Essentially, you get both quantity and quality! There are numerous videos that are broken down and structured very clearly, so it is very easy to go back and revise different subjects.
Lastly, you learn from someone who is clearly a very gifted and knowledgeable musician/teacher with years of experience.
5. Would you recommend BAGT?
Without a shadow of a doubt I would recommend BAGT. You get a lot for your money, and it also acts as a very useful reminder, as a guitar player yourself, of the various areas to work on in your own professional practice. Regardless of the number of years you may or may not have already under your belt, you will definitely gain a lot by watching Stuart's tutorial videos.