Membership Benefits

  • Your details will be listed on the RGT@LCM’s popular and heavily-promoted website www.RGT.org. Many of our members find this invaluable in helping them to gain students. When anyone searches the internet for ‘guitar teachers’, the RGT@LCM is usually one of the first websites that is listed. You can also have a link to your website if you wish.
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    If you don’t wish to have your details displayed online, you can choose to be ‘ex-directory’ – simply sign in to your account and un-tick the 'publish my details' option.

    If you would like a link to your website, you first need to set up an active link from your site to the RGT@LCM website. To do this, please sign in to your account and go to the logos resource page - follow the instructions on this page, using the logos and links of your choice. Once that has been done, simply complete the relevant field in your 'My Info' page and a link back to your website will be set-up. Please note that this benefit is not available to Associate RGT@LCM members.

  • Receive an RGT@LCM Membership Certificate showing that you are a ‘Registered Guitar Tutor’, which is suitable for display in your music teaching room. A wide range of free downloadable teaching materials are available from the Members Area of the RGT@LCM website.
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    These resources are provided by RGT@LCM free of charge for RGT@LCM members to use in their teaching. The resources may be freely printed by current RGT@LCM members and distributed to students providing they are not ‘sold’ and providing the RGT@LCM acknowledgement at the bottom of each sheet is not omitted.

  • Obtain substantial discounts if you enter any of the RGT or LCME Performance or Teaching Diplomas.
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    50% discount on all diploma entries.

  • Receive three issues per year of LCME magazine - our publication aimed specifically at the needs and interests of all guitar teachers as well as teachers of other instruments. This is full of useful information and advice about teaching methods and practices, examinations, reviews of teaching materials and much more.
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    RGT@LCM members are invited to send in any letters or articles for publication in future issues. You can view articles from past issues on the RGT@LCM blog.

  • Access the RGT@LCM’s Tutor Advice and Support Service, enabling you to receive help and advice on all teaching matters from experienced examiners and educators. Just e-mail your query to lcm.exams@uwl.ac.uk and you will receive a reply normally within 48 hours.
  • Priority booking for all RGT and LCME workshops, seminars and other events.
  • RGT@LCM members receive discounts on RGT@LCM publications and other guitar education books and DVDs from lcmmusicshop.uwl.ac.uk
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    The 10% discount is available to RGT@LCM members at lcmmusicshop.uwl.ac.uk. If you are regularly ordering more than £100 of books you are advised to contact Music Exchange to set up a Mail Order Account.:

    Music Exchange (Manchester) Ltd
    Mail Order Department
    Claverton Road
    Manchester M23 9ZA
    0161 946 9301
    mail@music-exchange.co.uk
    www.music-exchange.co.uk

  • RGT@LCM membership is available from £47 in the UK and from £19 in selected countries outside the UK.
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    Country 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years
    UK & Europe £47 £117 £150
    Greece Membership information is available at the RGT@LCM Greece website.
    USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India £19 £49 £79
    Rest of the World £47 £117 £150

Additional benefits for RGT@LCM UK members only:

  • Obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. A DBS disclosure provides reassurance for potential students and their parents. RGT@LCM has made a special arrangement with a DBS umbrella body. All applications are completed online.

  • RGT@LCM members can obtain public liability Insurance from a specialist insurance broker at a 40% discount. Any guitar teacher who has visitors to their premises or who visits students' homes should have public liability insurance.

  • Obtain private medical cover at low corporate rates (saving up to 40% on individual rates) from HMCA (the Hospital and Medical Care Association). HMCA have provided medical cover to members of many of the UK’s professional associations since the 1970s. Other benefit plans are available. Online information is available at www.hmca.co.uk/rgt or alternatively contact the RGT@LCM office.
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    The Registry of Guitar Tutors has negotiated with HMCA to offer discounted rates for medical plans, dental plan, hospital cash plans, personal accident plan, travel plan, life cover, income protection and vehicle breakdown products.

    Are you paying too much for your present private medical plan? Why not take a look at the HMCA plans and compare the benefits and subscriptions offered? You may transfer to HMCA at any age and without a medical examination; there will be no break in protection and there is a 30 day money-back guarantee.

    HMCA only offer medical plans to membership groups and can offer up to a 40% discount off the underwriter’s standard rates. This is a comprehensive plan which provides generous cash benefits for surgery and other charges

    Who are HMCA? - HMCA has specialised in providing benefits and services to associations and professional groups since the 1970s. HMCA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    For further information and quotations contact HMCA by telephone on 01423 799949 or visit the exclusive HMCA Registry of Guitar Tutors website here: https://www.hmca.co.uk/rgt.

  • Ivor Mairants Musicentre in London offers RGT@LCM members special prices on various classical guitars, from beginner to professional models. Visit them at their central London store, go online at www.ivormairants.co.uk.
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    The discount given will vary depending on the type of guitar purchased.

    The store address is 56 Rathbone Place (off Oxford Street), London, W1T 1JT.

    Proof of RGT@LCM membership may be required in order to obtain the discount.

  • RGT@LCM members will receive a 15% discount off the standard retail prices for Advance Music Publications available fromSchott Music London

 

General Enquiries: 020 8231 2751 - rgt.lcm@uwl.ac.uk
Membership Enquiries: 020 8231 2055 - membership@rgt.org

RGT@LCM, University of West London, St Mary's Road, London W5 5RF

 

Honorary Patrons

Sir Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Ronnie Wood, Suzi Quatro, Carlos Bonell, Neil Murray, Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, John Illsley, Glenn Tilbrook, Dave Kelly