Music Teacher Jobs

Music Teacher Job Overview

Music teachers provide instruction to a variety of students, often including those in kindergarten through college. Some may also teach students independently. Music teaching can cover several subjects within the field. They may teach students how to play instruments, read music, understand music theory or create original compositions.

Teachers may focus on specific periods or styles of music, including:

  • Jazz
  • Opera
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Modernist
  • Electronic

People who love music and teaching often make excellent instructors for students of all ages. Since many beginning students struggle to master basic skills, music teachers should also have plenty of patience.

Music Teacher Job Education Requirements

Job requirements for music teachers vary depending on where they teach. Many states require public school teachers to hold masters degrees, although the degree may focus on general education rather than music education. Music teachers can work at the university level, too, although they may need to earn PhDs for professor and Adjunct Professor positions.

Teachers who teach privately do not necessarily need college degrees to succeed. Some teachers attract private students by displaying exceptional skills at performing or writing music. Music teachers who excel at creating effective programs may becomeInstructional Designers, who develop classes that meet student needs.

Music Teacher Job Market

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't track employment numbers for music teachers, it does provide data for teachers working at the elementary through college levels. Kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teacher positions are expected to grow by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022. High school teaching positions are only expected to grow by six percent during that time period. Postsecondary teaching positions should grow by approximately 19 percent, which is faster than average.

While these growth rates don't accurately predict the number of jobs for music teachers, they do show the approximate growth for teachers at specific levels.

Music Teacher Job Salary Information

The amount of money that music teachers earn largely depends on where they teach. Those teaching at the high school level earned a median salary of $55,050 in 2012. Those teaching in middle schools earned slightly less with a median income of $53,430. Elementary school teachers had a median salary of $53,000.

Music teachers may also earn more or less money depending on what states they work in. Rhode Island pays the highest median elementary teacher salary in the country at $73,040. New York pays middle school teachers the highest median salary of $75,340. New York also boasts the highest median salary for high school teachers at $75,250.

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Education Through Music (ETM)seeks highly qualified music teachers who are passionate in their support of music as a core subject, want to build their own programs and forward their professional careers. ETM forms long-term partnerships with NYC schools to provide core-curricular music instruction to all students, all year, while setting the foundation for long-term sustainability. ETM seeks to ...
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www.lessonlodge.com Music Lessons - Coming soon to Chicago We're looking for passionate music instructors to teach in-home lessons. With us, you can set your own rate, schedule and travel area. Please email resume or apply online at: https://teachers.lessonlodge.com/instructors/ Qualifications -At least one year experience teaching private music lessons -Must teach at least one of the follo...
LessonLodge San Francisco, CA
www.lessonlodge.com Music Lessons - Coming soon to San Francisco We're looking for passionate music instructors to teach in-home lessons. With us, you can set your own rate, schedule and travel area. Please email resume or apply online at: https://teachers.lessonlodge.com/instructors/ Qualifications -At least one year experience teaching private music lessons -Must teach at least one of the...
www.lessonlodge.com Music Lessons - Coming soon to San Francisco We're looking for passionate music instructors to teach in-home lessons. With us, you can set your own rate, schedule and travel area. Please email resume or apply online at: https://teachers.lessonlodge.com/instructors/ Qualifications -At least one year experience teaching private music lessons -Must teach at least one of the...
www.lessonlodge.com Music Lessons - Coming soon to Chicago We're looking for passionate music instructors to teach in-home lessons. With us, you can set your own rate, schedule and travel area. Please email resume or apply online at: https://teachers.lessonlodge.com/instructors/ Qualifications -At least one year experience teaching private music lessons -Must teach at least one of the follo...
CLASS TITLE: Teacher CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under the supervision of the school principal, responsible for the instruction, progress, and discipline of all pupils in assigned classes, and performs related duties as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for instructional planning, including, but not limited to, providing written lesson plans and preparation in accordance with the obje...
CLASS TITLE: Teacher CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under the supervision of the school principal, responsible for the instruction, progress, and discipline of all pupils in assigned classes, and performs related duties as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for instructional planning, including, but not limited to, providing written lesson plans and preparation in accordance with the obje...
New Brunswick Public Schools New Brunswick, NJ, 08903
Elementary String and General Music Teacher General Job Description Under the general supervision of the School Principal, plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning; employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students including strategies to meet diverse student needs. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of string and orchest...
Friends School of Wilmington seeks long-term sub music teacher, PreK to 8th grade. April 27 thru June 5. App instructions at www.fsow.org ....
MUSIC/Elementary Teacher Needed Riverton School District for the 2015-16 school year. Dual Certified. Please send letter of interest/resume /certificates to: Superintendent, Riverton School, 600 Fifth Street, Riverton, NJ 08077 by January 30, 2015. (A.A./E.O.E.)...
About Us The Hellert School is an authorized Yamaha Music School. This school is a prestigious International school teaching music to children ages 3-10 using keyboards, singing and note reading and rhythms. Responsibilities • Teaching music skills: keyboard, composition, ear training and rhythm Qualifications • Skills in piano performance, transposition, improvisation • Vocal ability Skill...
Park Cities School of Music Dallas, TX
Description I need a part or full time teacher for piano, guitar, violin teacher. Job description: being able to teach private lessons, communicating with parents, being involved in life of music school, attending faculty meetings recitals and events. Position is paid and has a possibility to move to employee based offer. Responsibilities Teaching students in the afternoons and possibly weekend...
HC193557: Em Vanover Piano & Performing Arts Studio, LLC Houston, TX MUSIC INSTRUCTION COORDINATOR sought by music school in Houston, TX. Requires Master's in Music & 6 mths. exp. in the job offered or 6 mths. exp. as Music Teacher or applicants with any suitable combination of education, training or experience are acceptable. Respond by mailing resumes only to: Ms. E. Vanover (K/A - #10),Em V...
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS SUBMITTED THROUGH OUR EMPLOYMENT PAGE: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NEWENGLC&cws=1&rid=42 NEC is looking for a dynamic, versatile and collegial scholar to complement the current departmental faculty’s areas of expertise and fulfill the department’s curricular needs. Open to scholars working in any area of musical research...
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Music Teacher ******** About the job Position Responsibilities: Curriculum and Planning Collaborate with colleagues in developing purposeful, rigorous, and engaging daily and long-term plans aligned to standards and in regularly revising these materials Create, administer, and analyze meaningful and frequent assessments from which re-teaching is planned In the Classroom Maintain a producti...
Be Noble. Teach a Music at Noble. As Noble continues to grow in size and impact, we are always looking for “Noble-Quality” people to join our team and mission. Noble-Quality Non-Negotiables: A History of Personal Achievement Belief That All Students, Regardless of Background and Current Ability, Can Succeed In High School, College, and Life Belief In Noble’s Approach To High Expectations Res...
Be Noble. Teach a Music at Noble. As Noble continues to grow in size and impact, we are always looking for “Noble-Quality” people to join our team and mission. Noble-Quality Non-Negotiables: A History of Personal Achievement Belief That All Students, Regardless of Background and Current Ability, Can Succeed In High School, College, and Life Belief In Noble’s Approach To High Expectations Res...
Overview: Join our movement At Success Academy, we make history every single day. Success Academy Charter Schools ranks in the top 1% in math and top 3% in reading among all New York schools. In addition, 100% of all scholars passed the 2014 science exam. We provide an exploration driven Pre-K - 12 curriculum focused on the whole child. Chess, art, and other specialized subjects bring excitement...
Kelly Services San Francisco, CA
Job Description Kelly Educational Staffing is in need of a South Carolina Certified Music Teacher for a Music/Band Class. This is a long term substitute position within the Marion School District. Applicants are required to provide proof of their teaching certification. If you or someone you know is interested, please apply online and call (843) 413-9098 Why Kelly ® ? Kelly Educational Staffi...

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Teachers and Instructors, Other

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$19,200.00 - $85,280.00
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Education / Training

Master's
35.5%
Bachelor's
34.7%
Some College Coursework Completed
10.9%
Associates
6.6%
Doctorate
4.9%
High School
4.1%
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