This post will feature some simple tips on becoming a classical guitar teacher. I hope this post will give some up and coming young guitarists some ideas when searching for a job.
First of all let me just say something VERY important.
IT ISN'T WHAT YOU KNOW OR HOW YOU PLAY, BUT WHO YOU KNOW AND WHO KNOWS YOU.
What I mean by this is that unless you are very talented and win the GFA or another big competition it is not very likely that top notch Universities will be knocking on your door. On the contrary I know an internationally successful guitarist who won a major competition and still worked for a long time at small music schools before he found a position at a good university. Therefore, how do you get a classical guitar teaching job...
Ok so you have an undergraduate degree and are looking into teaching as you prepare for competitions and performances. You find yourself at a guitar shop teaching Stairway to Heaven and Boulevard of Broken Dreams (uhg! I hate teaching Greenday). This environment is not a good one to further a classical guitar career. Get out!!!!
Now that you are out of the guitar store environment think about your contacts. There are professors from your school whom you have built relationships with. USE THEM... Most teachers want their students to succeed and will help with getting a job. Moreover, most are established in their communities and may even be in leadership positions in the local classical guitar society. If you are referred by a known commodity to a third party looking to hire a classical guitar teacher your chances of being hired skyrocket. Once you are in the door, you make more contacts and are referred for more positions... A win win situation.
Now that I've reread this, it is getting too long. More tips to come in the future.