March Newsletter for Tutors

First Tutors: Music
March Newsletter for Tutors
March '13
      » Looking good!
      » First Tutors: Music has partnered with the Edinburgh Guitar and Music Fesitval!
      » Updates to the Marketplace

Looking good!

As you may have noticed, we've recently given First Tutors: Music a more up-to-date design which, as well as looking smart, should make browsing much easier on smartphones and iPads. This is part of our new drive to make the site more engaging and dynamic.

We're revamping the blog, and are in the process of developing new advice articles for the site, so if you need guidelines on picking the right musical instrument for you, want the low down on music festivals or want to learn more about music outside the Western tradition, have a look at our Articles section, under the Resources tab. We’ll be updating these on a regular basis.

We are also moving to integrate more effectively with social networking platforms: we feel this will give you, the tutees, a deeper and more fulfilling engagement with First Tutors: Music.

So why not Like us on Facebook, or give us a mention on Twitter?

We'd love your feedback on the new design so any comments are welcome please!

First Tutors: Music has partnered with the Edinburgh Guitar and Music Fesitval!

We are proud to announce that First Tutors has officially partnered with the Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival!

The Edinburgh Guitar and Music festival is rapidly growing into a must-see international event, attracting worldwide acts performing music in a variety of guitar-based genres. This year’s festival, running from the 25th to the 27th of May, will also contain an extensive program of educational guitar seminars, making it an absolute must for guitarists looking to improve their game with help from the pros.

The Festival has a heavy focus on education, with their mission being to enthuse young people the world over (not just in Scotland and the UK) and to show them the value of guitar music and music in general. This is reflected in their competitions, one for students aged 11-15 and the other for 15-18 year olds, the prizes for which amount to over £6000 worth of gear. To enter, simply upload a video of your skills here. If you make the cut, your guitar tutor will get a free stand at the festival as a reward, or, if your school supported your talent, they’ll win some free equipment as well!M

For more information, see our blog post on the subject, or go to the EGMF website.

Updates to the Marketplace

We've recently given clients the opportunity to publicise requests in the Marketplace, meaning any tutor can take them up if interested. We will also notify ten people at random when a relevant request is made in their area, mainly to avoid constant email notifications!

This new system will create opportunities for both tutors and clients: everyone wins!

Free guide to private tuition

We have produced an ebook guide to private tuition, initially as part of a promotion for Telegraph readers; however we’ve decided to make it available for everyone, for free. This guide is relevant for all types of tuition, and has a dedicated section on music tuition. You can download it here

. Thank you

For providing references so quickly. Clients tell us they find these recommendations hugely reassuring. If you haven't added yours yet, please be sure to do so before a client contacts you, to avoid delay.

Guest blogging opportunities

We would like to give tutors the opportunity to get involved in the social life of the site, namely, through guest blogging! So if you have an idea for a blog post (or a vlog!), on anything related to education, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at, and we’ll discuss it.

Involved with a festival? Contact us!
We'd love to hear from you if you're involved in organising a music festival, concert or gig. We can help promote your event through cross-promotion. Email if you're interested.

First Tutors: Music - First for your tuition needs
Copyright ©2005-2016 First Tutors: Music (EduNation LTD) All rights reserved.
To stop receiving these newsletters please log in and update your preferences

View all available newsletters