TC255: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley (Pt 2)

TopCast 255 Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

This episode is part two of a three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley.

Michael has shared tons of wisdom in this episode on teaching students, setting goals, getting engagement, managing money and so much more. In fact, our conversation had so much goodness that I had to listen to it a second time to take down notes.

As a music teacher in general, you’ll be able to pick up heaps of knowledge from Michael and we’re so excited to be sharing some of it with you today.

  • The importance of a teacher’s job.
  • Practicing your instrument and having fun.
  • Classical conservatism vs. embracing changing contemporary music.
  • Tips on Goal Setting.
  • Getting more engagement from students.
  • Valuable tips around money.
  • Understanding training versus teaching.

Transcript of the show

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

Links Mentioned

Today’s Guest

TopCast 255 Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

Michael is a guitar teacher and music educator from Melbourne, Australia. He’s the owner and head teacher at  Melbourne Guitar Academy. Michael brings his passion for and love of all things guitar to each and every lesson and seeks to capture the same excitement and wonder that captivated him during his guitar journey with all of his students.

Today’s Sponsor

Sheet Music Plus is the home of the world’s largest selection of sheet music.  Offering more than 2 million titles, you’ll find everything you need for your students, for yourself, and for every group you play with.  Shop songbooks, classical repertoire, and piano methods, all conveniently shipped to your front door.   At Sheet Music Plus, you can also choose from hundreds of thousands of digital scores that you can download and play instantly,  perfect for lessons and last-minute needs.

And, best of all, teachers are eligible to get 8% cash back on all purchases with the Sheet Music Plus Easy Rebates program.

Shop today at!

Thank you for tuning in!

Consider implementing the ideas from this podcast by writing several actionable steps for your teaching practice if it’s inspired you.

If you enjoyed today’s show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, which helps other teachers find our show.

Stay updated by subscribing to this show, and get automatic delivery to your device every time a new episode goes live! We publish on Fridays weekly.

Your ultimate teaching resource

subscribe to the
Integrated music teaching podcast

Are you ready to revolutionise your teaching?

Join the world's largest
creative music teaching membership

contact us

Reach out to learn more about our multi-teacher memberships