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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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Gymboree Play & Music Hillsborough, NJ USA Hillsborough, NJ
Sing- Play- Bubbles, what better way to spend your day!!! Gymboree Play & Music of Hillsborough is looking for outstanding candidates to join our team and become a part of what makes Gymboree the Global Leader in classes for children from birth to age 5. We are Seeking Playful, Confident and Creative teachers, with a passion for play and working with children and adults. Excellent customer servic...
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...
MUSIC TEACHER LAUREL HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for a FULL TIME ELEMENTARY ITINERANT MUSIC TEACHER. Valid Pennsylvania Certification necessary. Act 34, Act 151, and FBI Clearances Req. Must complete a PDE 6004 and Act 168 Form. Interested applicants should send standard PA application, letter of interest, resume, certification(s), valid clearances, transcripts, & references to: Offic...
LAUREL HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for a FULL TIME ELEMENTARY ITINERANT MUSIC TEACHER Valid Pennsylvania Certification necessary. Act 34, Act 151, and FBI Clearances Required. Must complete a PDE 6004 and Act 168 Form. Interested applicants should send standard PA application, letter of interest, resume, certification(s), valid clearances, transcripts, and references to the Office of ...
Monte Alto Independent School District 25149 1st Street Monte Alto, TX 78538 956-262-1381 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 2015 Notice of Vacancies Music Teacher Qualifications: - Bachelors Degree in Music Deadline: Until Filled Anyone interested must complete an application. You may visit our website at to apply. For additional information you may call Monte Alto ISD at (956) 262-1381. An Eq...
TEACHER - AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC STUDIO PRODUCTION Ulster BOCES PT, 10-month position available for Audio Engineering & Music Studio Production teacher in Port Ewen, NY, starting Sept. 2015. Experience working with high school population preferred. Appropriate NYS Teacher Certification required. Please apply online and attach a cover letter and résumé by 03/06/2015 to: Mid-Hudson Cooperati...
Company Confidential Milford, DE, 19963
MUSIC TEACHERS The Music School of Delawares Milford Branch is seeking highly-qualified instructors to teach voice, piano and early childhood music classes. Bachelors Degree in Music & 2+ years of teaching experience required. For more information, visit Send resumes to Kate Inie-Richards: KInie-Richards@musicschoolof
CT Certified Music Teachers Needed! We are seeking a CT Certified Music Teachers for all grade levels in the Hartford area. We have multiple openings with the schools that we partner with for Music Teachers. Requirements Connecticut Teaching Certification is preferred. A Bachelors or Masters Degree plus experience in teaching Music is a requirement. Highlights Great opportunities, flexible s...
Butte-Glenn Community College Music Instructor Opening Date/Time: Thu. 02/12/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/26/15 4:00 PM Pacific Time Salary: Not Displayed Job Type: Full-Time Location: Main Campus, California Department: Office of Student Learning and Econ Devel Full-time (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2015 $47,209.89 - $72,496.63 per year Probationary (Contrac...
This is an exciting time to work for CPS! Our employees are making dramatic strides to help transform us into the nation’s best urban public school system and you can become a part of it. We have worked hard to ensure that the children of Chicago are afforded a top quality education so that they can become successful participants in our communities, and we look forward to having you join us in thi...
Holy Redeemer School (College Park) College Park, MD, 20740
Teach music to Pre-K through 8th grade, two classes per grade - per week. Direct Children's Choir with Parish Music director. Responsible for the following performances: Grandparents’ Day (Prek-3rd)), Christmas Concert (Prek-4th), Direct a musical play for a Spring performance (5th-8th), Assist the parish music director with conducting the Children's Choir to perform at school Mass once per month ...
HILLSBORO SD 1J Hillsboro, OR, 97124
Migrant Summer School K-6 Teachers: K-2nd (7 positions) 3rd-6th (8 positions) / Elementary Music Teacher (1 position) / Lincoln Street Elementary / Temporary Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Hold an appropriate license from Teacher Standards and Practices Commission in the...
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...
Teacher, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER, 2015-2016 ELIGIBILITY POOL Employer: Mt. Diablo Unified Date Posted: 2/10/2015 Contact: Christine Essayan ***** (925) 682-8000 4122 Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Length of Work Year: 185 days + 2 days New Teacher Orientation Employment Type: Full Time Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary...
Instructor, Commercial Music Chaffey Community College District Application deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:00 PM POSITION DESCRIPTION This is a full-time, tenure track music instructor position in the School of Visual & Performing Arts. Under the direction of the Dean, the assignment for the full-service week will be to teach music courses offered by the department including (but not limi...
King Elementary School Framingham, MA, 01702
FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLSJOB DESCRIPTIONTITLE:.5 Music TeacherQUALIFICATIONS:•Current and Valid MA DESE license in Music•Strong Piano Skills Required•Demonstrated interest in children, music, and education•Evidence of the emotional maturity and stability necessary for the work involved•Such additional qualifications as the Framingham Public Schools may find appropriate and acceptableREPORTS TO:Bui...
JOB SUMMARYUnder the direction of authorized administrators shall: Teach skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music and in instrumental music (band, orchestra, and instrumental ensemble) to pupils. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district. Plan a balanced music progra...

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