Music Teaching Jobs at MW School of Music
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“Teaching through MW over the last decade has not only allowed me to grow as a teacher and experience the joy and satisfaction of sharing music with my students, it has given me the flexibility to pursue my many other professional musical endeavors and build a multi-faceted, successful career.”
— Andrew Lipke, former MW Instructor and singer/songwriter
Apply for these openings:
- Piano/Voice teacher
- Guitar/Voice teacher
- Guitar/Piano/Voice teacher
We are currently looking to fill the above positions. Applicants should be advanced in their main instrument and at least at an intermediate level on their secondary instrument. A degree in music, composition, theory, or performance is preferred.
Are you interested in a high-paying, unique job that works with your schedule? Are you artistic and fun – yet responsible and organized? Help change lives and spread creativity through teaching music to kids, tweens and teens. Teaching for the Meridee Winters School of Music is a fun and interesting opportunity to gain teaching skills (we train you) while making great money and meeting a dynamic community of teachers. Over the course of your MW experience, you will get the chance to teach and reach many different students and have a wealth of experience and insights that will last a lifetime.
About the Job:
What makes us unique is our mission to support creativity and individuality in our students and our community of teachers. Our focus is on creativity and education – not equipment. Unlike over 95% of music schools or studios, we do not just throw you into teaching on your own with only a lesson and theory book. We offer an ongoing, supportive training program for teachers that covers all aspects of teaching – including technique, repertoire, songwriting, lesson management, and improvisation. You will receive specialized and playful educational supplies and teaching tools that will make lessons creative, effective and fulfilling experiences for both you and your students.
After school music lessons in student’s homes range from about 3:30 to 8 or 9 p.m. Some teachers also choose to work on the weekends. Because this is an afternoon/evening job, it is perfect for those who need time to pursue other projects in their lives: college, bands, your latest novel, philosophizing, a second job, etc. in the mornings or late evenings.
Benefits of Working for Meridee Winters School of Music
- We offer a paid, supportive training program in both creative and traditional teaching methods.
- You will receive a comprehensive teaching manual filled with educational advice and inspiration which you can reference for the length of your employment.
- We provide and pay for your MW educational materials and teaching supplies. (A unique teachers kit full of a variety of teaching props, tools, and over 600 pages of original games, creative lesson books, activities and more.)
- You will have 24/7 access to information, advice and support through our exclusive MW Teacher web site, as well as access to our online teacher group.
- You will have access to a supportive, creative community of working/gigging musicians.
- You will be paid for every time slot scheduled by your students, even if they cancel their lesson.
- All paychecks are auto debited into your account.
- You are part of a unique school with its own published methodology, values and passion – not a franchise or referral service.
- You must have your own (reliable) car
- You must have taken music lessons for over 5 years and have been playing for at least 8 years
- You must be able to read/play music at least at an intermediate level
- You must be musical, friendly, organized and like kids
- You must be available for the entire school year (through the end of June)
- You must have a college degree or be currently enrolled
- There is an audition held for qualified applicants to assess their musical and interpersonal skills.
About our teachers:
Our upbeat team of teachers come from various instrumental and stylistic backgrounds. Some took lessons growing up and went on to major in something else in college, others are serious professional musicians. About half of our teachers have recently received or are working towards degrees in a wide variety of subjects other than music – but have also played, practiced and loved music as a big part of their lives. The other half of our teachers are professional performing musicians or music students, gigging in bands and/or recording. All of our teachers are enthusiastic about teaching music to children in a meaningful creative way.
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“On the day of my MW interview, I had gone to an interview for another music school earlier that day. That first school was literally a gray room from floor to ceiling, and the only thing they really did was make sure I could play. At the MW interview, in addition to playing and talking about why I wanted to teach, they had me make up a song about a farm animal — on the spot! The room itself was full of posters on the teaching method, original books, and games and dice. I knew this was the place for me.”
— Kate Klim, former MW Instructor and Nashville-based singer/songwriter