About MusicTeacher.co.uk

MusicTeacher.co.uk is a network of professional musicians located throughout the UK and Ireland, tutoring students of all ages and abilities across a wide range of different instruments. Our database of active music teachers is maintained to ensure that students can locate suitable music teachers and have confidence that the information displayed about these teachers is accurate and up to date. To find a teacher simply enter your postcode on the homepage and select the instrument you are interested in learning. If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the Contact Us page or email [email protected].

MusicTeacher.co.uk was founded by Matthew Rusk, a guitar teacher based Exeter, Devon. In 2009 Matthew set up www.guitarlessonsexeter.com to generate himself guitar students having moved to the University of Exeter, by his second year at university he was teaching over 25 hours per week. With more enquiries coming in he brought onboard a second guitar teacher to teach the overflow of students.

Matthew in 2009 setting up Guitar Lessons Exeter.

Realising that there was a demand for music students from private music teachers Matthew launched www.guitarlessonsbelfast.com and www.singinglessonsbristol.co.uk, bringing onboard guitar and singing teachers to tutor the enquiries coming through in these locations. During 2011 and 2012 this network of teachers slowly expanded across the UK, with thousands of students taking drum, guitar, piano and singing lessons with teachers that Matthew worked with.

In 2013 Matthew launched MGR Music Tuition, the formal business behind this network of teachers that by 2015 included over 150 music teachers and over 15,000 students nationally.

Matthew awarded the Express & Echo Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.

2016 saw Matthew win the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Express & Echo Business Awards, encouraging him to continue to develop this community of professional music teachers throughout the UK – to facilitate this Matthew launched MusicTeacher.co.uk in early 2017 with the aim of creating the most up to date database of active music teachers located throughout the UK and Ireland.

To date over 24,500 students have enquired for music lessons, with the community growing to well over 200 music teachers – to apply to become part of this community please visit the Teacher Sign Up page.


“Thank you so much for all your support and for giving me the opportunity that you did. It really made a huge difference to my career as a musician and I couldn’t have got through the hard times without the students you’ve given me.

The business you’ve built is truly impressive and the fact that it’s built on trust is testament to you as a person as well as an entrepreneur. Thank you again for everything!” – Jack Craig, Guitar Teacher in Reading

“My business has developed phenomenally thanks to Matthew’s determination and hard work to help teachers in his network succeed. Every day I still can’t believe I’m where I am now with my teaching business which is still growing; I really feel I wouldn’t be where I am right now without Matthew.

It’s an honour working with him and I would always recommend him highly to others!” – Eliza Fyfe, Singing Teacher in Bristol

“Thank you for all your hard work putting these platforms and communities together! Saw the testimonials on the info page and really agree – you are fantastic! And have transformed so many of our teaching careers so thank you” – Laura Ratcliffe, Singing Teacher in Leicester

“This is a very nice service. Thank you.” – Anne Demougin from the University of Liverpool

“Wonderful, thank you – [my] profile looks good to me. What a clean, modern, easy-to-navigate and well though out site you have. Brilliant!” – Greg Mudd, Bass Teacher in Southampton

“You have always been a pleasure to work with, approachable and quick to respond to any queries or difficulties.” – Tim Newberry, Piano Teacher in York

Find Music Teachers Who Teach:

Below is a list of all the different types of instruments that teachers here at MusicTeacher.co.uk are able to tutor, underneath that is the list of all the locations that these teachers cover throughout the UK and Ireland. If you click on the instrument name it will open up to show you all the locations – to select a location simply click on it. Another way to search for local music teachers is to enter your postcode on the homepage – this will search our database to give you the music teachers who are closest to you.

Banjo Lessons
Baritone Lessons
Bass Lessons
Cajon Lessons
Cello Lessons
Clarinet Lessons
Cornet Lessons
Djembe Lessons
Double Bass Lessons
Drum Lessons
Euphonium Lessons
Flugel Lessons
Flute Lessons
French Horn Lessons
Guitar Lessons
Harmonica Lessons
Harp Lessons
Mandolin Lessons
Oboe Lessons
Piano Lessons
Recorder Lessons
Saxophone Lessons
Singing Lessons
Tenor Horn Lessons
Trumpet Lessons
Tuba Lessons
Ukulele Lessons
Viola Lessons
Violin Lessons

You can also read more information about finding a music teacher, as well as news and opportunities within the music industry, by viewing the the Music Teachers Blog.