We're very careful about who we choose to endorse. In addition to regular background checks, Certified Red Turtle instructors must pass our vetting process. In this process we look for specific elements of teaching philosophy that we know to be most effective. We look for a passion for the art and for inspiring others to enjoy it. We also look for evidence of significant accomplishments in their résumé. Almost all instructors hold at least a bachelor's degree in music, if not more. Those that don't have a degree have something else exceptional in their history that we feel meets or exceeds the importance of a degree requirement (extensive professional touring experience as a performer and previous success with students, for instance).