From the Publisher
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks AdamsSummary"Grow, Teach, Repeat" is a fountain of ideas for guitar teachers, students and private teachers of all kinds.The book explores the world of private guitar teaching by combining personal (often humorous) stories with unique insights on instructional and performance methods.There are over 200 pages of advice on how to begin and maintain a private business, the importance of bonding with students, how to spice up your playing and your lessons, and how to solve problems creatively by changing the way you look at them.Drawing on years of teaching and performing experience, the author presents ideas on keeping things fun and exciting while supercharging the learning process at the same time.Succeeding as a teacher or as a performer is a matter of recognizing the dynamics of the learning/teaching process and how that cycle continually repeats and reinforces itself. This ever changing cycle is where all the action is, and it forms the core of any successful career."Grow, Teach, Repeat" is a treasure chest of expert advice that inspires continued adventure, fun and creativity in your everyday routine. Whether you are a teacher, a student or just a casual guitar player there will be something valuable for you in this book.About the AuthorM.J. Murphy is a writer, guitarist, bassist, and music instructor now living in Saint Louis Missouri.He has a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor's degree in English/Communications from St Mary's University in Winona Minnesota, where he also studied Creative Writing, Classical Guitar and Jazz Improvisation.He has published four books to date which are comprised of three music related books: "Choosing Notes", "Grow, Teach, Repeat", and "Midnight Arpeggios" and a recently published science fiction/fantasy novel called "Dream Tangle".