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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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Science Teachers (2) Vocal Music Teacher (1) Allegany-Limestone Central School District For position details please log on to: www.caboces.org Employment Regional Recruitment District Vacancies Application Deadline April 3, 2015 EOE/AA...
EDUCATION The Learning Community. Anticipated open- ings for Fall 2015: Middle Grades: 6th Grade Math and 6th Grade English Language Arts Teachers Elementary Grades: 3rd & 4th Grade Classroom Teachers Other: Full Time Music Teacher and AmeriCorps Education Fellows. We are an innovative urban K-8 charter school with 87% poverty rate and high student achievement, is a warm and welcoming school ...
FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL University of Pittsburgh 4060 Allequippa Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261 www.falkschool.pitt.edu Falk School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking teachers in several disciplines for the 2015- 2016 school year. Educational Support (Grades K8) Middle School Mathematics Teacher (Grades ...
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Vikan Middle School, located in School District 27J, is currently seeking a Band and Choir Teacher to provide direct classroom instruction in Band/Vocal Music to middle school students. This professional will teach two levels of Band, two levels of Vocal Music and General Music. This is a full-time, or 1.0 FTE, position with benefits. Responsibilities: Ability to direct students in meaningful lea...
Lone Star School OF Music Austin, TX, 78749
The Lone Star School Of Music is Growing. We are looking for 20 + qualified teachers. Our primary hours are 3:00-8:00 during the week and 9:00am-4:00 on the weekends. We offer private and group lessons. Teachers must be able to make their lessons every week. Please include in your email what instruments you are able to teach, the times that you are available and your resume. Piano/Voice, Drumming...
Academy of Notre Dame High Tyngsboro, MA, 01879
The Music Teacher will be responsible for developing student potential and interest in music and voice, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines, and for developing appreciation of the history and variety of music globally.Courses consist of Music Appreciation, piano, and chorus/a cappella. The position calls for a music teacher who plays the piano to su...
Gymboree Play & Music Hillsborough, NJ USA Hillsborough, NJ
Make Music with us the Gymboree way!!! 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 service and group facilit...
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...
HS Asst. Principal/ HS Music Teacher/ Custodians/ MS Field Hockey Coach/ MS Girls Soccer Coach/ Nurs The Oley Valley School District is presently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: • High School Assistant Principal • High School Instrumental Music Teacher • Extended School Year Teachers • Extended School Year Nurse • Custodians • Head/Assistant MS Field Hockey Coach...
Music and Technology Teachers - Salary based on experience. Signing incentives will be entertained. Send letter of interest and resume to John Pretzer, Supt., Box 126, Scranton, ND 58653 701-275-8266 e-mail *****....
Music Teacher & Technology Teacher/Coordinator Salary based on experience. Signing incentives will be entertained. Letter of interest & resume to John Pretzer, Box 126, Scranton, ND 58653 701-275-8266 or email ***** and put "Teaching Applicant" in subject line....
*TOP JOB* Music Teachers 1- Elementary 1- Secondary School Nurses (RN) 1- Elementary 1- Middle/ High School Appropriate NYS certification is required. Visit our website for more information & application: http://cvweb. wnyric.org/ Applications to: Kristen Lopian District Clerk Cassadaga Valley Central School PO Box 540 Sinclairville, NY 14782-0540 by April 17, 2015 Cassadaga Va...
We have a immediate opening for a Piano Instructor. Must be able to work one or all of the following days; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is a full roster of students. Current teacher is moving out of state. Level of students range from beginner to intermediate. Some adults at beginner/intermediate levels. Teaching composition is a plus. We are a professional music studio with three teachi...
TEACHERS PENNSAUKEN, NJ Private Catholic Preparatory School seeks Mathematics Teacher (Algebra through Calculus), *Theology Teacher and an Instrumental Music Teacher for 2015-2016 school year. BA degree required, certification, some experience preferred. Proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom required. *Theology Teacher must be a practicing Catholic. Send resume to: Registrar, ...
Piano, voice, and instrumental teachers wanted for growing studio in Denville, New Jersey. We are looking for highly qualified, enthusiastic teachers who are able to motivate and inspire children, but who also have the capacity to reach adult students. Teachers should demonstrate expertise in their field, as well as an understanding of repertoire & pedagogy. Additionally, candidates should be abl...
Company Summary: The Dimock Center is a non-profit community-based organization that provides comprehensive services to Boston’s urban neighborhoods. Dimock offers nearly one hundred programs to over 40,000 individuals, spanning primary and specialty health care; job training and employment services; early childhood and family support programs; substance abuse and mental health treatment services...
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...
High School Music - Single Subject Music Credential Required (For the 2015-2016 School Year) Employer: Lindsay Unified Date Posted: 3/27/2015 Contact: Patty Macias ***** Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Length of Work Year: 183 days/yr; 5 days/wk; 7 hrs/day + additional 5 Race To The Top Professional Development Days 2015/2016 Employment Type: Full Time App...

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