You might not know this about me, but I can play the piano. I was working towards grade 6 when I gave it up (I was 21 and pregnant, and realised my time and money were soon to be limited). I’ve been meaning to pick it up again, but I realised I’m no longer at the standard I was when I last played. In fact I was a bit awful. So I’ve decided to use Bidvine to search for piano lessons that suit me.
It was really easy to sign up and get started, I just used my Facebook login for ease. Then all you need to do is type in the service you require, and enter your postcode.
Because I’m not a beginner, I have specific requirements for a teacher, some teach the lower grade levels only. When I was at college, a couple of other girls on my music course had completed their Grade 5 and started giving piano lessons to primary age children. Something like that would be perfect for a beginner, but not for me.
Luckily, Bidvine seemed to have already anticipated concerns like mine. Bidvine asks relevant questions and gives you the opportunity to explain exactly what you want.
I had to answer questions about what I was looking for in a teacher. I’m pretty flexible so I was able to tick boxes to say I was free Mon-Fri any time. As I have my own piano, I’d prefer my pianos lessons to be at my own home, but I was able to specify that if I was required to travel, I’d limit it to a 10 mile radius.
I gave my phone number and ticked a box to say I’m happy to receive texts when they find a possible match, but I don’t want anyone to phone me directly (which saves embarrassment if I need to decline them).
After about 15 minutes I received a text to inform me of a match, so I signed back into the site to read their message. I didn’t realise Bidvine has an app too, but I’ve downloaded that now so that it’s a bit easier to keep track of my matches on-the-go.
Bidvine is really easy to use and has clearly considered what customers want because it asks all the right questions. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. I’ve just set up a new search for a wedding photographer too! It’s going to be my first place to search for a service from now on!