To update your profile, click the gear icon next to the photo photo/placeholder and choose Edit Profile. If you’re having problems viewing or accessing your profile, see Accessing Your Profile.
Editing your profile gives you many options you’d expect to see and are familiar with; you can upload a profile photo, enter your phone numbers, and include a brief bio, education and professional experience. We’ll cover a few options that might not be clear so you can make sure music instructors can best access your information and you can protect your personal information as desired.
The biography field doesn’t have a label but is important to complete. It’s limited to 180 characters, and will display in the mentor roster that music instructors will view when they first are looking at the list of available mentors. When editing and viewing your profile, it’s the text field below your profile photo and display name.
Hide Email Address in Profile
If you prefer to keep your email address private, you can check this option to hide it from your public profile. We’ll always share it (along with all pertinent contact information) with any music instructor that’s interested in contacting you to become a mentor at their school. At this time the mentor roster will only have a public facing link for people who have accounts on our site, however the roster itself is public so if someone shares a link to the roster page anyone can view it. We prefer not to require every potential music instructor to create an account before viewing the roster of available mentors, but we’ll always do our best to provide it only to those who need to review our roster.
Hide Phone Number in Roster/Hide Mobile Number in Roster
The same applies to your phone numbers; some people prefer not to have their phone numbers in public-facing web directories, so we’ve provided options to hide these from your profile as well. As with your email address, we will share your phone numbers with any prospective music instructors.
Select one or more instruments within your areas of expertise for mentoring students. Not only are there specific instruments on the list, but instrument families as well as types of ensemble leadership. Select all that apply for you so any music instructor looking for help on a specific instrument or area can find you. If you play an instrument or have an area of focus that’s not listed that you believe would be beneficial to school music programs, use the contact form to suggest additional items we can add to the list.
Choose one or more areas you’re willing to travel to as part of our mentoring programs. We currently have listed only areas in Western Washington, but if you have a region outside this area that you believe is interested in our services, choose Other and enter that region. We are looking to expand to areas outside the Puget Sound and Western Washington, and as we generate interest in those areas we’ll be adding more service regions to the list.