Practical Help

Below you will find a range of websites that provide details of music teachers throughout the UK. Please check with the individual providers regarding the vetting of the teachers (eg. CRB checks) is a free service which aims to support musicians in every aspect of education and performance. Find music teachers in your area! Use the database to find a music teacher anywhere in the UK.

The Tutor pages is a site putting music teachers in touch with potential students and has been recommended by The Good Schools Guide along with London music colleges such as RCM and Trinity. Each tutor has written one or more articles on their expertise, making it an interesting and useful site for pupils and teachers to browse. Each instrument has its own page.

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM’s) Register of Professional Private Music Teachers is the only regulated online list of its kind in the UK, providing a unique service to anyone looking for a private instrumental or vocal teacher. The Register is a comprehensive directory of teachers, offering a guarantee of professional status through membership of the ISM. Before being admitted to the Register, musicians must go through a stringent vetting process to demonstrate that they are professionally qualified and experienced teachers – giving you, their client, complete peace of mind.

The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark – is the new charitable, independent organisation (built on the foundations of the Federation of Music Services and the National Association of Music Educators) which represents and supports 99% of all Music Services and over 12,000 instrumental and classroom music teachers, music tutors, assistants plus consultants, advisers, inspectors and lecturers in Initial Teacher Education.

RGT publishes a directory of registered guitar teachers and bass teachers in the UK and overseas.  A good teacher can save you years of struggling, by showing you how to do things the best way from the start.  So, whether you want to learn electric, acoustic, classical or bass guitar…to find a registered tutor in your area use our find a guitar teacher page.

For a comprehensive list of teachers offering piano, music and keyboard lessons in the UK and Ireland. All teachers are qualified to a minimum of Grade 8 and their CRB status is highlighted.

Music Lessons Plus helps you find private music teachers in your local area, giving you all of the information & details you’ll need to take the next step and start learning. All of our registered music teachers happily offer a free 20 minute introductory lesson and can be contacted directly.

Learn piano in under 1 hour with DecPlay piano lessons videos and tuition books. Using a unique colours, numbers and patterns method, DecPlay enables you to learn to play without having to read notation, making learning to play piano fun, easy and amazingly quick. FastPlay enables you to play to a reasonable level in under 1 hour and with more practice, ProPlay enables you to play in a very advanced style. Choose between using the online tuition videos and print outs or alternatively attend individual or group tuition events.

Stars & Catz Music Teacher Network is a nationwide group of private music teachers and music schools backed by a small office team who are devoted to providing students with a unique, free teacher matching service.  As well as operating in the UK, the network also extends to the USA, Canada and Australia, where it originated, with an office in each country.

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Within this category, we have retailers covering the full breadth of the United Kingdom. We have independent outlets and chains of stores. We have a wonderful mix of shops selling “traditional” instruments and those at the cutting edge of new technologies. Many of our shops offer services such as instrument hire and repair and links to local educational establishments and music teachers. Some of our shops contain on site music teaching facilities. Many of these retailers sit on the MIA Council and its various Committees in order to fully represent the retailers perspective in our Industry. We also launched an MIA Retailers’ Committee to further explore the best interests of the UK’s retailers.