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Thank You for your interest in teaching positions with our school. This page will give you an idea of our philosophy of teaching and our ideas on how our school can best meet the needs of our students and teachers.
If you are interested in applying for a teaching position after reading this, please fill out this application. If you have a resume &/or bio, feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org but we need the application at the bottom of this page completed as well.
Email is the best way to reach us. Music teaching experience and/or a music degree are preferred but we are willing to train the "right" people as long as they possess sufficient skills and demonstrate potential to be excellent teachers!
We will reply to your application within one week. Don't be discouraged if you don't have a formal music education or lack experience in teaching music. Some of our best teachers had little or no teaching experience when they started with us! Of course we also have teachers that have had decades of teaching experience, college degrees and years of touring under their belts.
Our Mission Our music schools will provide the very best music instruction experience available. We will be fun, encouraging, understanding, patient and excited about each student's musical journey whether the student wishes to learn a few camp fire songs or become the world's greatest player. Top quality customer service and personal attention are at the heart of what we do.
The Director of the school and some of our instructors have been teaching in the Plymouth Canton area for decades. More than 7,000 students (mostly private lessons) have been taught by us over the years. Even though our school is only in it's 5th calendar year as Plymouth School of Music..
Why music teachers choose to teach at Plymouth School of Music:
A constant flow of new students to keep schedules as full as possible
Over the course of the year, students can move or quit. This can leave a teacher with gaps or holes in their schedule. At our school we spend a lot of money on advertising and marketing year round to keep our teachers' schedules as full as possible. Each year we spend thousands of dollars on marketing and advertising in newspapers, yellow pages, direct mail, community publications, Internet and other media to constantly attract new students. We are continually registering new students for our private music lessons even during typically slower registration months like June & July.
Extras are taken care of - your only responsibility is to teach!
Customer service personnel handle all of the details of teaching. From scheduling to collecting fees or arranging an accompanist for recitals, these details are handled by our administrators not the teacher. This means the teacher is free to focus on teaching and not get bogged down by administration.
Your time is respected and you are paid whether or not students show up
In most cases teachers are paid for lessons whether students attend or not. Unless vacation has been arranged in the prior month or unusual circumstances arise, the teacher is still paid.
Twice a year we have student concerts that allow your students to show their stuff! We even provide pay our teachers for their participation.
Teaching positions: What you can expect from us
Hourly wage is dependent on many factors including where and what you teach as well as experience and other factors.
Starting Pay at Plymouth School of Music is $20.00/Hr
Incredible working conditions
A positive, relaxed, fun, creative, independent & professional atmosphere!
You tell us when, where and how much you want to teach. We ask for a minimum of 10 students per week as your goal and that you are available aminimum of two days or evenings per week. A few of our teachers have 30 plus students per week. But remember, you decide how many students you can teach comfortably!
Respect and appreciation
Excellent teachers are rare and difficult to find. We truly value and respect each of our instructors. Feel free to ask for references from other current instructors. They love it here!
Essentials required for the job: What we expect from our teachers
Excellent people skills. You should be outgoing and energetic!
Positive, encouraging attitude.
Dependability, Reliability, Punctuality and Honesty
True interest in each student's progress and/or improvement to their lives though the study of music.
Some students get more out having someone cool to hang out with once per week that shows an interest in "What they did last week" or "What's new with you?" than they do out of the music portion of the lesson. This is particularly true with teenagers. We feel that our job is to teach music and be a positive role model, mentor and friend to each student.
No criminal background (Yes, we do check)
At least half of our voice students are purely recreational (Think American Idol). Most of these students cannot afford an hour lesson and so they take a 30 minute lesson once per week. This means you need to be organized and comfortable teaching at this pace.
You must be comfortable teaching on state-of-the-art weighted-action digital piao
You must be comfortable teaching electric and acoustic guitar.
You must be comfortable teaching children and adults.
You must be comfortable teaching multiple instruments
Plymouth School of Music - Teaching Application
Please submit your resume below. Then please read through all questions before you fill out the application. If you find anything that doesn't work for you, you will save yourself 10 minutes time and don't feel like you have to fill it out now. A no answer does not mean you aren't a good candidate so please answer honestly to avoid wasting your time if you are even unsure of how to answer.
Regarding Pay: All teachers are paid every two weeks. Teachers are to follow the studio pay calender and submit their billing on a friday. Checks will be written on a monday.
Important: We do NOT require that teachers only teach at Plymouth School of Music, but if we find that you are advertising and we are competing against each other, obviously we will prefer to send new students to other PSoM teachers. It makes no sense for us to compete "against" our own teachers. We support you by sending you new students and you support us by not making it harder for us to do so.
Students are considered property of the school as they cost us a substantial amount to acquire. If you leave the school you cannot take our students with you. This is part of our teachers agreement that you must sign before teaching at the studio.
30 days notice is required to quit teaching for the music school.
It can take a considerable amount of time to build a large schedule of students. Depending on the instrument(s) you teach it can take from 3 to 12 months to build a full schedule. A wide variety of factors contribute to this including:
- The popularity of instruments you teach. (Piano/Voice and Guitar are the most popular)
- The location of our music school. (Most students live in the suburbs)
- Your scheduling flexibility. (The more hours you are available, the faster your schedule will grow.)
- The number of days you are available to teach. (More days = More students)
- Time of year that you start.
- Your ability to retain students. (The longer your students stay with you, the faster your schedule grows)
We require all new teachers to sign an agreement to stay with the school for a minimum of 6 months to build their schedule. You won't start with a full schedule of students unless you are taking the place of a busy teacher that is leaving.
Does all of this work for you (if no, please explain)?