Megan Watson: Violin Music Lessons Pirate Blog

Megan Watson, a violinist and violin teacher in Utah, has agreed to share her story of publicizing her music skills trough the internet. She was more than happy to answer our questions and is willing to help First Site Guide’s readers realize how important is to have a strong online presence these days. We believe […]

The 10 Best WordPress Themes for Photographers, Illustrators and Designers

Many photographers, designers, and illustrators have discovered the ease and professional look of WordPress themes for their images, instead of building a website from the ground up. Themes are simple, easy to use and come loaded with apps and widgets, so they’re ready to go. You can build a professional looking, beautiful website in a […]

How Kelly Riley Put Her Music Classroom Online

First Site Guide was able to get in touch with Kelly Schenbeck Riley, who is in her eleventh year of teaching elementary music in central Ohio and is now the Music Specialist and Building Technology Coordinator at Washington Elementary in the Hilliard City Schools. She is currently running her own website,, where she is using technology to […]

Leon Harrell: Creating a One Minute Online Music Lessons Website

Today we are chatting with Leon Harrell, who is a member of the American Music Center and holds a Masters of Music degree in music composition and is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a creator of the website called One Minute Music Lesson where he teaches people how music really […]

Turning a Hobby Into an Online Business

I’m the first one to slam designers for agreeing to a client’s refusal to pay more than $50 for a logo. I was, however, struck by the brilliance of a designer who offers logos done in five minutes, for five dollars, with no changes, no design-by-committee, no “my ten-year-old daughter didn’t like it” and answers […]

How Pianist Graham Fitch Markets His Online Music Lessons

Graham Fitch is a sought-after teacher in London with an international profile, attracting students of varying ages and levels. He writes regularly for Pianist Magazine and he is a tutor on the EPTA (UK) Piano Teachers Course. Graham is also famous for his own eBook Series. In the following interview he tells us about his internet experience and […]

Music Blogging: Frances Wilson — Pianist

Today I was privileged to chat with Frances Wilson who is a London-based pianist, piano teacher, writer and blogger on music and pianism. A keen concert-goer, she writes music reviews for international concert and opera listings site, and is a regular contributor to ‘Pianist’ magazine’s online content, and other classical music websites. Some recent […]

How a Music Teacher’s Website Can Make Money Online

In the last article, we discussed why it’s important for music teachers to have a website. Sure, it helps students find you but you can also earn money by being online in other ways through your website. Check out these music teacher sites and see how they created sites that sell.

Online Marketing View: Why a Music Teacher Must Be Online

Certainly, music has charms, but how do you spread that charm these days? The time of newspaper ads or hanging a shingle in the window, promising piano lessons for 5¢ is long since over. Maybe a flyer on the bulletin board at the supermarket? When was the last time you saw a bulletin board in […]

The Easy-to-Understand Approach to Online Marketing

Online marketing is the best way to reach your audience but, unless you know how to effectively use it, you’re stuck with paying others to do it for you and as any good online marketing firm starts with basic, and I mean basic services at $1,500 a month, you may need to learn how to […]

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