Your friendly neighbourhood admins @Richard_close2u and myself both are Approved Teachers as well so we can’t really speak for ourselves.
For those you didn’t know, Justin collected teachers that he trusts and endorses and gives them a platform here: JustinGuitar Approved Teachers | JustinGuitar.com
Justin scores absolutely 0% commission; he does this to handle the numerous questions of people seeking private lessons
Richard has tons of experience teaching, both guitar and math actually.
He’s patient and he’ll break it down to bits of your size.
I’ve known Richard for years and he is my partner in crime err adminning this Community for a long time already. Authentic guy with gentle approach that has the character to work through the tougher things as well!
The other teachers are people close to Justin as well.
Jed helped build the JustinGuitar Universe and Jon is an all round pro, long time musical and business partner… and a chill guy ^^. It’s been a while I’ve seen Jed but we see Jon in our Team meetings.
Lee is the most recent addition to the list but is raised on the JustinGuitar material, just like Richard and myself.
As for myself, I usually try to target players who are stuck on a plateau, missing some items in their foundation or aim to get on stage.
As you can see, these guys are all well known by Justin so he aint promoting some random guys here.
A first step is usually checking out where the student is, which foundations are (under)developed), what the goals are and if possible, some assessment through recordings or live sessions.
Part of that can be managed through some basic questions over mail etc; I usually prefer to do a introduction in a brief call, to manage expectations.
Is it a fit? Does the student feel confident this teacher can help him/her? What needs to be addressed? Does the teacher feel like he can teach this student? etc.
The brief call is usually free or if it starts off with being a lesson, I usually charge only half.
Lessons aren’t cheap so I’d like to offer a cheap chance of getting to know me
When A student decides he/she wants to get lessons, there is no fixed formula or frequency.
I’ve done weekly, bi-weekly, random on demand, monthly…
All depends on the student, goals, progress and life
In between sessions, my students usually keep contact via e-mail with questions, progress or an occassional recording. I usually don’t charge any of this time as it comes with the experience I try to bring them. Usually these mails are ramp-ups to what will be discussed in a next session and once again, that works well as expectation management both ways.
As for choice of teachers; everybody has different specialties and schedules.
We can help you decide who to try based on a brief description of where you are now, where you are struggling with and where you want to be working to as goals. You could also check the brief descriptions of the teachers on the page you discovered.
If you want to take it even to a higher level, check Jim and Mike, renowned artists.
They don’t follow the JustinGuitar material though.