Promotion, enhanced status and free listings

ISM Music Directory

All full, graduate and student rate members can list themselves on the ISM Music Directory, the UK's only online directory of proven professional musicians, which is used by members of the public looking to hire musicians and music teachers.

Enhanced professional status and ISM member logo

Being a member of a nationally recognised professional body enhances your status and demonstrates to those you work for that you are committed to your profession and have proven professional credentials.

As a full, graduate or student member of the ISM, you will have the opportunity to use the ISM member logo when promoting yourself.

Letters after your name

You will also be entitled to use our letters after your name to demonstrate your status as a member of a professional body:

  • MISM - Member of the ISM
  • SMISM - Student Member of the ISM
  • FISM - Fellow of the ISM (15 years continuous membership)

Promote your events

As an ISM member, you will have the opportunity to promote your concerts and events through our social media pages. We can help you promote your concerts through our Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you’re running professional development events, we'd love to list them on our website.

'Thank you so much for your help with promoting our event today - it was a great success, indeed, and your help was very much appreciated!'

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ISM Registered Private Teacher status (RPT)

You will be eligible to apply for ISM Registered Private Teacher status if you teach privately for one day a week or more and have been teaching for at least six months. Being an ISM Registered Private Teacher demonstrates to current and potential pupils and their parents that you follow safeguarding best practice, have obtained a DBS Disclosure and have been reference checked.

ISM Registered Private Teachers receive a certificate and a highlighted listing on the ISM Music Directory.