About Us

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Our Story

About MGR Music:

MGR Music 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 info@mgrmusic.com.

Local Music Hubs, 2009 – 2013

mgrmusic.com 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.

MGR Music Tuition, 2013 – present

In 2013 Matthew launched MGR Music Tuition, the formal business behind this network of teachers of 113 localised music tuition websites 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 the mgrmusic.com teacher database 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 32,500 students have enquired for music lessons, with the community growing to well over 350 music teachers – to apply to become part of this community please visit the Teacher Sign Up page.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1523966801093{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 15px !important;}”]Incorporate Society of Musicians - Corporate Partnermgrmusic.com works with the Incorporated Society of Musicians as a Platinum Corporate Member. Find out why this is core to our business principles here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][gem_divider margin_top=”50″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1523702272142{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 15px !important;}”]


“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

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“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

“I really enjoyed the meetings and the time working with you…because the feeling that I was working in a partnership and as part of a team was very positive and encouraging.” – Gael Cabado Barreno, Guitar Teacher in Madrid

“I’d like to say thanks again for your work and the opportunities that have arrived from our working together. I’ve benefited very much from the arrangement, and I hope you feel similarly. I’m looking forward to getting started again this term!”Sam Rankin, Guitar Teacher in York 

“Thank you so much for all the opportunities to teach as well. Its been working very well for me”Jazz Bates-Chambers, Singing Teacher in Nottingham

“Thank you very much for the enquiry, I appreciate it a lot! I have spoken to them, and it was successful! I don’t know what kind of magic you’re working! Haha!” Maria Lopes, Piano Teacher in Cardiff

“Hi Matthew, thanks very much your help with my pupil…it is great to have people like you around. I am looking forward to giving back to you and your website” – Zoltan Farkas, Guitar Teacher in Bristol

“mgrmusic.com is a really cool and helpful resource! Kudos!” – Nikita Tarasenko, Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Wow, it’s great to see the fantastic developments you are ever continuing to grow! You are inspirational :)” – Gemma Louise Doyle, Singing Teacher in Preston

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Music Teacher Jobs

We welcome new applications to our national music teacher database, helping our community of music teachers to grow and students to continue to find high-quality music teachers to provide tuition to them. If you are a music teacher based in the UK, Ireland or internationally simply fill out the Music Teacher Jobs application form to join the MGR Music Tuition online community (subject to approval), this can help you to gain more work as both a private music teacher as well as raising your online profile to help gain employment as a music educator.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]