is a new Australian music teacher directory and music resource website. We began working on the site in early 2012 in order to address the need for a visually appealing, feature rich, and easy to navigate online directory dedicated exclusively to music teachers. Our goal is to provide music teachers with all the tools necessary for building an online presence so that students have all the information they need to choose the right teacher for them. We also aim to promote an active and engaged online community of music teachers through our blog, which all registered music teachers are encouraged to contribute to.
We want new students to know as much about a teacher as they can before going in for the first lesson. For that purpose we have made every effort to give teachers ample opportunity to represent themselves and their teaching practice on teach me music, through our blog, video and audio embedding, and our detailed listing forms.
We hope to make teach me music a website which the most dedicated and enthusiastic music teachers choose to promote their studios. We also aim to keep teach me music up to date and free from outdated and spam listings, which is why we don’t offer free listings. We want the experience of finding a music teacher to be as simple and enjoyable as possible for our visitors.
If you are looking for a music teacher, you may search for one in your local area by filling out the search form above. If you are looking for articles or written lessons by teach me music members, you may search our blog page. Teachers are encouraged to contribute to the blog in the spirit of promoting an active and engaged online community of music teachers and to give potential students an idea of their teaching style, philosophy, and approach to music making.
Features & highlights of teach me music
teach me music aims to be the most prominent, feature rich, and easy to navigate Australian music teacher directory online. Here is a list of some of the features and highlights of teach me music;
For students and visitors
Quick & easy search – No navigating through pages and menus. Type in the search form the instrument you want to learn and your postcode and teach me music will find all the teachers in that area who teach the instrument you want to learn. You can even broaden or refine your search, or re-order the results by rating, distance, or title.
Easy contact – Contact teachers straight from their listing. No need to open up your email, or get on the phone.
Online lessons & articles – Search our blog for online music lesson and articles by professional music teachers. This is a great resource for music students and teachers alike.
Comment on articles – All visitors are able to comment on lessons and articles in the blog. This can be particularly useful if you have questions about the lesson or article you would like answered by the author or other members of the community.
Add favourites – Can’t decide on a teacher? Add a list of your favourites to your user dashboard, then compare them side by side, or decide later.
Add testimonials – If your teacher, or a former teacher, is listed on teach me music and you would like to help them out by leaving a testimonial you can do that once you are registered & logged in.
For music teachers & studios
Direct search – Visitors search for lessons on a specific instrument, and in a specific area – no navigating through menus or categories – which means visitors in your area, wanting to learn the instrument you teach, will find your listing quickly and easily.
Google maps - On each listing is a Google map pointing straight to your studio.
Contact info - Allow potential new students to contact you via telephone, links to your website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, plus via an inbuilt email contact form. If you have other contact information, just put it in your profile & studio description.
Upload up to 5 images - Show off your studio, your students, and your remarkable good looks, with up to 5 images and a built-in “lightbox”. Want more images? No problem, upload them to any cloud storage or file sharing website, then embed them in you profile using our visual editor. See our tutorials for more details.
Visual profile and studio descriptions - Style & format your listing however you like using our visual WYSIWYG editor. See our tutorials for more details.
Testimonials - Have your students or colleagues leave testimonials on your listing attesting to your skill, expertise, and unaccountable genius. This is a great way to attract new students.
Upload files - Does your studio have a brochure? Would you like to give new students a couple of written lessons to start them off? Include these in your listing for visitors to download.
Embed audio into your listing – Upload an audio file to soundcloud.com then use a simple “shortcode” to embed it into your listing. Soundcloud automatically generates the code for you so all you need to do is copy and paste. For more information about embedding audio into your listing see our tutorials.
Embed video into your listing – Have a video on Youtube or Vimeo? Just copy and paste your video’s URL into your profile, and viola!, videos in your listing. See our tutorials for more details.
Visits counter – Each listing has a visits counter so you can see how many times your listing has been viewed for the day, the week, the month, and visits for the year.
No “Featured” listings - Listings are displayed according to preferences set by the website visitors, not by how much you pay for the listing, which means every listing on teach me music is equal.
No advertising - Our interest is in promoting music teachers and music teachers alone. We don’t want visitors to teach me music distracted from what they came here to find – a music teacher.
Contribute to the blog* - Promote your studio even further by becoming a contributor to the blog. Write articles and lessons about any number of musical topics. Blog articles automatically include a bio, links to your other articles, and, most importantly, links to your teach me music listing (or website, if you have one). See our tutorials and submit an article here.
* Each article you contribute will also get you a 90 day extension on the life of your listing!
User dashboard – View & manage your listings, testimonials, and account information, create and renew listings, and view account statistics all from your own user dashboard.
Update listing quickly & easily - Listings can be updated at anytime from one page. Simply visit the listing you would like to update, and click the Edit Listing button.
teach me music also offers a custom website building and hosting service for those who would like a website of their own but don’t know where to start. Each website is custom built from a template according to your specifications using one of two powerful & flexible WordPress frameworks. Our websites are affordable, easy to use and can be updated at anytime. Should you have any questions or want to change something on your site but don’t know how, we will always be here to help you. Support is ongoing and personal.
For more information on getting a custom built website visit teach me music websites.