Steps for selecting the right instructor

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Start by screening potential instructors

Review instructor profiles
Closely review their biography and teaching experience.

Read student reviews
See what other Reverb Lessons students who’ve hired a particular instructor in the past have to say. Their insight about a instructor performance and personality can help you decide if someone is a good fit for your lessons.

Identify Background Checks
Teachers with the Background Checked badge on their profile have opted to undergo (and have passed) a thorough background check. Background checks are provided by Checkr.

Reach out to your short list

Once you’ve narrowed your search to a few candidates, it’s time to reach out. When you connect with an instructor, we recommend you communicate through the Reverb Lessons website using the Ask a Question feature. Make sure not to pass along your last name, home address, phone number, place of work or other identifying information. Also, don’t hesitate to stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information and notify member services immediately by email at

Verify your instructor’s history and background

Feel free to ask for student references to gain additional insight. Be sure to verify the information your instructor has given you is correct and ask questions about how he or she performed while teaching. 

Look for clues elsewhere online

Chances are your potential instructor have several online profiles that can provide clues about their personality and hobbies. Search instructor names online and check out social media activity to spot any red flags.

Monitor the teaching relationship to ensure its still a good fit

Once you’ve hired an instructor, observe them on the job to ensure they’re meeting your ongoing expectations. Good communication with your instructor will lead to a good relationship. 

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