Welcome to the mgrmusic.com Community (All Teachers)

  • Welcome to the mgrmusic.com Community (All Teachers)

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    October 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Matthew! Eee I’m so excited about it all! Hi everyone, I am a singing teacher based in Bristol!

    The website is great, as well as the ideas going forward.

    This is a fabulous idea. I miss forums. Takes me back to the early noughties!

  • Wes Bond

    Member
    November 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    This is cool πŸ™‚ Like the layout of it all! Makes everything easy. Great Idea!

    I am Wes, a singing teacher based in Nottingham.

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    November 3, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Hey everyone!
    Cool space – I’m looking forward to all the vocal nerd chats we can have here. Woohoo!

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    November 5, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Hey guys here, Matt here from London! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get nerding up with everyone πŸ™‚

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    November 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Also, SO excited by the potential of this resources area – we could put together a whole load of our exercises for each other to use and look at!

    What’s the plan with people editing the resources, Matthew?

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    November 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I am pleased to say that the Wiki part of the website is possible if teachers are interested in having a place where everyone can add, edit and engage with “wiki” style articles.

  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    November 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Love the website, really nice way to bring everything together! I look forward to seeing some new ideas πŸ™‚

    I’m Ben, a singing teacher based in London.

  • Andrew Oxley

    Member
    November 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Hi everyone! My name is Andrew, guitar teacher from Sheffield. The website looks great. Looking forward to hearing from other music teachers around the country. Hopefully pick up some useful teaching tips!

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    November 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Ruth teaching in Derby this is going to be great!

  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    November 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Hi I’m Beckie and I teach singing lessons in Nottingham too πŸ™‚

  • Monika Welch

    Member
    November 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Hey all, I’m Monika and I’m a vocal coach based in Peterborough. The website looks great! It’s super user friendly, easy to navigate, and shall be a fabulous resource to everyone! πŸ™‚

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    November 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I would love a like button!! πŸ˜‰

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    November 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hi Eliza – pleased to say I have now added a “like button” as you wanted πŸ™‚

    Also added the new feature of points for getting involved in the forum…there will be prizes, I will make a topic about it on the 1st of December for the December prize for being top on the 25th December 2015. Badges are also given in recognition of a teacher’s engagement with the platform, leading to the ultimate “Master Teacher” level! Any other suggestions for how to improve the website just let me know.

    Also worth letting all teachers know that I am working on updating the “Submit Lessons Taught” document to make it a far more bespoke document that will have lots of added features. Again more on this to follow – until then keep enjoying the website, it will be released to all teachers in early 2016.

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    December 1, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Haha classic – I am not sure I can implement this one for you, but I am starting to plan a corresponding student website that will be released in 2016 at some point. I am planning to call it MGR Music Academy – it will be broadly similar to this website, however, with a different system that enables students to register themselves (perhaps using Facebook), a place where teachers can upload info for the students & update progress, as well potentially an area for “secondary teachers” to add their lessons taught and pay for those lessons overseen by the “lead teacher” (this will be using the new bespoke lesson submission document that is currently in the process of begin developed to be even better than the Numbers document we currently use. I will keep you updated, but both platforms will be continued to developed over the next 6 months.

    ps. thanks to the teachers that have notified me that the Numbers document doesn’t work on all mobile/tablet devices (even if they are Apple products), a key part of Version2 of the document will be that it is mobile friendly for you πŸ™‚ any other comments about the platform/improvements you wish just let me know.

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    December 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    That sounds amazing – that’s the very thing I’ve been waiting for! That’s just epic.

    But the question on everybody’s lips… what does the “G” in MGR stand for?!

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    December 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    The “G” in “MGR” is my middle name, I will let you work that one out with the group…I think Matt Pocock knows πŸ˜›

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    December 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    George?

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    December 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Forum Suggestion: Should there be a forum for each instrument? So that we don’t have to add topics with who it applies to in brackets (sorry if you were planning this already).

  • Wes Bond

    Member
    December 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Gareth or Garth?

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    December 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Haha, Eliza – you got it in one! How did you know I am called George? πŸ™‚

    As for separate instrument forums, I started it like that but I would rather have 1 active forum rather than 3 dead forums & 1 active singing teacher forum (singing teachers happen to be quite chatty…big surprise there!). Indeed, most of the topics are multi teacher any way…lesson cancelations, price increases etc. The brackets let teachers know if it is an instrument specific topic.

  • Wes Bond

    Member
    December 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Damn…

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    December 4, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Eliza, how are you already on more than 30 points? You’re like blitzing this paladin +100 health style!

    Love the gamification, Matthew! Awesome.

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    December 4, 2015 at 1:06 am

    How do you get the level 1 banner?

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    December 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Hi Kat,

    Glad you like the gamification of the forum, Master Teacher Level 1 badge is award for teachers who post 3 replies in forums (since I have introduced it, so there will be a small number of cases where teachers have replied three times but haven’t won the badge yet). More details about Master Teacher badges can be found Master Teacher Points & Badges Post where I will post the info about the different badges and how to win them πŸ™‚

  • Wes Bond

    Member
    December 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Which theoretically means if I reply now… I become level 1 πŸ˜›

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    December 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations Wes – thankfully the badges system is working and you are up to Master Teacher Level 1!

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    December 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I have this many points because I have too much time on my hands. Which makes no sense as these have been the busiest 2 weeks of the year! Maybe it’s my escape!

  • Eliza Jane Fyfe

    Moderator
    December 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I should warn you all at this point of my highly competitive side.. will try not to just turn into a spammer!

    Sounds great Matthew. I would suggest making a video game of us all. With a bad guy… which would be your typical non-paying flake of a student.

  • Leigh Fuge

    Member
    February 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Hey all,

    I’m a little slow joining the forum party! But I’ve been working with MGR since July last year. I’m based in South Wales working as a guitar teacher.

    It’s great to see a platform where we can interact. I’m also an RGT registered guitar tutor, RGT offer a great interaction based platform in the way of various conferences (For a nice fee of course!), so having somewhere to come and share stories and tips with other teachers is fantastic! I look forward to getting to know you all more πŸ™‚

    Thanks,
    Leigh

  • Jonny Black

    Member
    February 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Matthew – this is excellent. really easy to use and going to be so helpful.

    I’m Jonny, singing teacher in Manchester where business is booming. Look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts on here.

    I’m a little late but better late than never and I need to get my points up! (want a badge!)

  • Jake South

    Member
    February 8, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Bonjour Everyone,

    I’m also a little late to the party. I’m Jake, the guitar teacher in Bath.

    Look forward to working with some of you on the MGR Christmas album πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Clayton

    Member
    February 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Hi

    I’m Sarah the Bath vocal coach πŸ™‚

    Can someone tell me what the Lesson Resources is? I have clicked on the link and there is just one post there at the moment?

    Matt?

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    February 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

    @Sarah, thanks for the question πŸ™‚ the “Lesson Resources” part of the website was inspired by other websites that create shared community resources. Essentially it is a place where teachers can create lesson resources, write articles in a collaborative way (enabling other teachers to comment and review the content included) or simply add lesson notes that they wished to access themselves. I wasn’t sure it would be something of interest or not – would love some honest opinions on whether having a place to upload / engage about resources would be a welcome addition to the website or just a dead space that only 1 or 2 will use. Thoughts? πŸ™‚

  • Gael Cabado Barreno

    Member
    February 9, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Hi everyone,

    This is looking great! I am Gael,guitar teacher in London. πŸ™‚

  • Lewis Leeming

    Member
    February 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Hello fellow shamans of music teaching, I’m one of the late arrivals! Lewis Leeming, teaching guitar in York.

    What a fantastic endeavour!

  • James Barnett

    Member
    April 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m James, the piano teacher in Sheffield. I hope everyone is good today and that your week’s lessons are progressing nicely πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to getting involved in the forum and also getting to know some of you

    James

  • Alan Richardson

    Member
    June 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Apologies for not introducing myself earlier. My name is Alan and I am a guitar teacher based in Sunderland.

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    September 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Hello and welcome to the mgrmusic.com Community. My name’s Matthew and it is fantastic to have join this group of teachers who are located right across the UK, as well as beyond. Teachers who are able to tutor a huge array of different music instruments, to students of all ages and abilities.

    It is a group that I would love you to be able to share ideas of best practice, so for example what to do about lesson cancellations and other challenges that all music teachers ultimately face, as well as maybe resources, articles and videos that other music teachers might find interesting.

    Feel free to comment below to introduce yourself to the group, perhaps where you come from and the instruments that you teach. Ultimately, get involved with the community – reach out to fellow music teachers to let them know the problems that maybe you face within your music tuition business and offer support and advice to other music teachers who perhaps ask those questions.

    If you are interested in contacting me directly with any problems or anything that you want to raise within the group, feel free just to message the group directly ([email protected]).

    Ultimately, I really hope you enjoy this community and get to know other music teachers in what can be quiet an isolated profession – in the sense that may of us teach privately at home and obviously engage heavily with our students, but find it quite hard to reach out to other music teachers both within our city and beyond. I think there is real value in being able to connect – often other teachers have the same challenges that we face, so being able to gain that peer support I think has huge value for one another.

    Thanks for listening and I look forward to chatting with you more on the platform!

  • Guzel Akhatova

    Member
    December 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Great to see Sam Quintana, a bass guitar & double bass teacher based in Leeds, join our community: https://mgrmusic.com/teacher/sam-quintana/.

  • Guzel Akhatova

    Member
    December 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Delighted to welcome Sofiko Tvauri (https://mgrmusic.com/teacher/sofiko-tvauri/), a cello teacher based in London, to our music teacher community!

  • Guzel Akhatova

    Member
    January 15, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Wonderful to welcome Molly Goss-Turner, a singing & piano teacher based in Liverpool, join our mgrmusic.com team: https://mgrmusic.com/teacher/molly-goss-turner/!

  • Josh Doughty

    Member
    February 28, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hello, My name is Josh Doughty and I am a kora teacher based in Bristol.

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    March 1, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Welcome Josh πŸ™‚ I was listening to some videos of Kora music on YouTube as I have to admit I didn’t know what it was! It is amazing, very peaceful and graceful – do you find other players you can join together to play with like I saw in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLAwAOi-hA)?

  • Martina Schwertel

    Member
    April 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Hello, my name is Martina and I am based in Aberdeen. I am looking to start teaching piano!

  • Eli Hanson

    Member
    April 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Hi! I’m Eli, I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I teach guitar and bass.

  • Sarah Sands

    Member
    April 27, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Hey everyone!

    I’m Sarah and I’m based in Liverpool. Hoping to teach Saxophone, Piano and Singing primarily!

  • Ed Cuss

    Member
    May 5, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Hey guys,

    I’m Ed a Liverpool based drum teacher. This place looks cool, lots of good info!

  • Rhiain Awel Dyer

    Member
    July 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Hello everyone, very excited to be joining this community! A very big thank you to Matthew for setting this all up. I’m a harpist based in Croydon and very much looking forward to catching up with everything on here! 

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