In three weekends' time the Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival is going to kick off in Edinburgh's Corn Exchange, from the 25th to the 27th of May.
Sponsored by First Tutors, EGMF has a strong focus on education: the festival features some of the very best guitar players who are experts in communicating to others exactly how to achieve progress in a specific area of guitar technique & style. You can check out the lineup of tutorials here.
There are also prizes for the best players and their tutors, a medieval minstrel walk and live acts over the weekend. Here's the website, for more info and tickets. See you there!
Read All About It
Tuition has been in the news a lot recently. First Tutors was mentioned in a Guardian article on private tuition in schools, and the sector itself has been critiqued by both the Telegraph and the Guardian: you can read our response to those pieces here.
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Law of Averages
We've delved into our data banks and have found that, on average, there is a discrepancy between how much music tutors are seeking to charge and how much clients are paying when they select a tutor. You can see the full breakdown of what clients are paying here.
From November last year to present, clients chose tutors charging an average of £24 per hour for music lessons. Almost 50% of tutors charge between £25 and £30, and almost ten percent charge more than £35. Yet, it seems that tutors who charge under £25 are getting the most work. This discrepancy is greatest in London, where there gap between expected payment and actual payment is on average £5.
This data suggests that families are currently very cost conscious. We will be watching this trend carefully to look for ways we can help you to win more clients.
Do you have a client who is over the moon with your services and has left outstanding feedback on your profile? If so, email us at email@example.com to let us know. The both of you will have a chance to be part of a case study, and you will have your profile linked to our blog plus 3 months free premium service as a reward!
Feel the Noise
Are you part of the management for a school who is looking for music tutors to help underperforming pupils? Or perhaps you're involved with a music festival or gig?
If so, we'd love you to contact us: together we can help spread the magic of music!