About First Tutors: Music

First Tutors: Music is an online music tuition service. Our sister site, First Tutors: Academic, was established in 2005 with the aim of providing clients access to the widest range of tutors possible, the first of its kind. First Tutors: Music soon followed, based on the same core founding principle. We are committed to making the tuition market more open and merit-based. We have won industry awards, been recommended by The Good Schools Guide and appear regularly in the educational, regional and national press.

Why Use Us?

Reassurance - We now conduct ID and reference checks on all our music tutors, so you can choose them with confidence.

Choice - Choose from over 4,000 music teachers nationwide, catering to all skill levels in a wide variety of instruments. Whether you need to prepare for Grade exam or learn your first guitar chords, First Tutors: Music caters to everyone from all different age groups.

Affordability - We ask for a one-off £7.99 introduction fee and that's all! You only pay it once you are happy to go ahead with tuition, after you've used the members' area to discuss the necessary arrangements with your music teacher. Some agencies charge an additional £10 for every hour a private music tutor teaches, but with First Tutors: Music, there are no additional agency fees or hidden costs.

Flexibility - There is no minimum or maximum number of hours you can book a tutor. Our service can be accessed 24:7, whenever suits you.

Accessibility - Our site is secure, functional and easy to navigate. We have a professional development team focused on delivering the highest quality user experience.

First Tutors: Music vs a Typical Agency

First Tutors: Music differs to Tuition Agencies and it is important that you understand how:

  • Browse and select your music teacher yourself without the middle man.
  • Contact your chosen music teachers through our private forums to discuss your needs - no payment necessary.
  • While we cannot perform CRB checks under current legislation, we do ask tutors to submit at least two references and run them through an ID check. However it is good practice to ask to see any CRB certificates your teacher says they have, as well as their photo ID.
  • We ask for a £7.99 introduction fee and that's all. We don't ask for a £7.99 fee on top of every hour a teacher teaches but equally we cannot fairly intervene if you are not happy with the teacher you have chosen because we do not manage the ongoing relationship. We do however collect feedback from all learners regarding their music teacher a couple of weeks after making an introduction for the benefit of other parents and learners.

The cost difference between choosing your own music teacher and using an agency:

First Tutors: Music Typical Agency Saving
Introduction £7.99 £0 - £20 ~£5
10 hrs of tuition £200** £260 £60
Additional Agency fees (10 hrs) £0 £100
(£10 p.h.)
Total £205 £370 £165

** This is based on the average fee across all tutors in our database: £20 per hour (some of our tutors charge as little as £9 per hour)