Hello guys, I know it's been quite awhile since I've put up a post here on GT, but I got a question, and I know you folks never let me down....
... for the most part.
Anyway, I've come to the point in my guitar career where I would finally like to start teaching guitar lessons. I already basically give free ones to my comrades, my teacher has said to me to start teaching, because you in turn learn a lot, and of course I need money. Of course, I could go out and get a job, like I did last summer, but I ended up practically killing myself. But the purpose of this thread is not to complain about local jobs.
I went to my local music shop, and he listened to me, and said that he would definitely hire me as a teacher (well not definitely, but he basically said, "ya you can teach..."). But then I ran into a dilemna. I can only be at home during the weekdays, I go up to my vacation house in New Hampshire on weekends, and the times when I can be home my dad will be working, and I won't have any way to get to the shop to teach. I'm only fifteen, can't drive, and live in a small town in MA.
So my parents suggested that I put up ads in New Hampshire, and teach there on Saturdays and Sundays, from my basement of my vacation house.
I'm fine with this deal but...
- How many students do you think I could get? I am, after all, only 15. These ads would only be on free stuff, like in the classified section here, for example: Winnipesaukee Wep page
- Since I am a beginner teacher, what do you think I should charge to be fair? I already know my policy is that my first lesson would be refundable, that they could ask for their money back, they could have it, and be done if they thought the lessons were bad.
- Anything else?
Thanks guys (and gals),
PS - please don't take my instructor page into account when giving me advice, as it doesn't accurately portray what I can and will do as a guitarist/teacher.