G4 GUITAR METHOD
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How it works
- Teach students how to execute and practice each exercise.
- Monitor student progress using the checklists.
- Keep students inspired, motivated and on track.
Senior Level 1 (Video)
Teacher Training Stages 1, 2 & 3.
- What are the 7 skills of the G4 GUITAR METHOD?
- What are two important points to remember in the 5 Week Intro?
- What are the 7 C's?
- What is the purpose of the Student Checklist?
- Give an example of a warning sign from a student about to drop out.
- What is the ultimate goal of every G4 GUITAR student?
- What do you feel is your biggest challenge or fear about teaching?
- What is one common reason people fail at something?
- Why is checking a student’s PL each week important?
- What is one good reason for using a checklist?
- How does game playing help people to learn?
- Why is teamwork important?
- What is the purpose of note taking?
- Why is active learning part of being a great teacher?
- What does the 80/20 rule suggest?
- What is 'Objection Fear'?
- What are 2 common objection types?
- With the money objection what do I do after speaking?
- What do I mean by 'second chance'?
- What % of students do you need to retain to be amongst the best in the world?
- Name 3 ways to reach the goal of 95% of your students practicing?
Specific Methodical and Consistent
Want to make a perfect omelette every time? Just follow the same exact steps every time. A SMaC recipe defines clear actionable steps of what to do or not to do to achieve a consistent result. Conditions can change of course and the recipe may need to be adjusted but operating without a SMaC recipe tends to result in errors and inconsistencies. Jim Collins in his book 'Great by Choice' compared the top achieving companies in 10 different industries to an average performing companies and found the average performers changed their SMaC recipe 4 times more often than the top achievers. The G4 GUITAR Method and our $100,000 p.a. business plan are examples of SMaC recipes.
Douglas Wick's blog on the subject of SMaC recipes. (Note: 10X companies are those who beat the industry index by at least 10 times.) "The difference in the 10Xers from the comparison companies is their fanatic discipline. The clarity and specificity of a SMaC recipe helps people keep their bearings and sustain high performance when in extreme conditions. When faced with declining results, 10xers do not assume that their principles and methods have become obsolete. Rather they first consider whether the enterprise has perhaps strayed from its recipe. They ask, “Is our recipe no longer working because we’ve lost discipline? Or is it no longer working because our circumstances have fundamentally changed?”
Basically, when things are not going as planned check your SMaC recipe. The odds are you have strayed from the success formula.
Our SMaC Marketing Recipe
- Either invest $5,000 into online marketing (E.g. Facebook ads) or print and distribute 50,000 G4 GUITAR flyers in your area over 6 months. This should result in around 50 students.
- Practice the sales script like you would guitar. You are always aiming to improve.
- Invest your profits back into Facebook ads until you reach your goal.
Our SMaC Teaching Recipe
- Begin each student with a 5 week private introduction following the G4 GUITAR Method. Parent to be present with children.
- The G4 GUITAR Method allows us to track student progress and acts as a precise recipe for success.
- Student fills in Practice Log with teacher checking at the beginning of every lesson.
- Teacher focuses on student practice ensuring everything is correctly executed to minimise mistakes.
- Student fills in Ultimate Song List so teacher can connect with student's goals (motivation).
- Students to be grouped after introduction in groups of 5 for 30mins per week.
- Teacher should aim for a maximum of 100 students with demand exceeding this number.
- Student drop outs to be taken seriously with a report being sent each and every time.
The Importance Of Skills
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese proverb.
Our mission is to provide students with the skills required to play their favourite songs. Skills are for life. If a song is too difficult it is generally because further skill development is required. The trick to teaching skills is to make them relevant. A skill by itself is often perceived as boring. Relate the skill to a song and it becomes relevant. This does not mean teaching the song. It just means relating it to a familiar song. With every skill show examples of how its applied to a popular song. Ultimately we want students to understand the relationship between skills and songs.
Follow each link for a full description of each skill in terms of teaching.