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Jobs

Drums, Guitar, and piano instructors

Deeply Rooted Music School is looking for highly passionate and experienced music instructors with availability on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays 3-7PM. At DRMS, we empower students to express themselves through music with collaboration, creativity, and fun. We are looking for teachers who can work with students and staff to provide engaging and effective music instruction. 

WHAT WE OFFER ​

  • DRMS is founded by music teachers who know what it’s like to work as freelance musicians. We offer the most competitive pay of any community music school in the Denver metro area because we want to build long-term relationships with our teachers. We strive to make working with us a sustainable and enjoyable experience. Increasing teacher pay and benefits is a top budget priority as we grow.

  • We value transparency and including all voices in decision-making processes to the greatest extent possible. Annual and special meetings are open to staff and students.

  • Opportunity to attend paid DRMS Professional Development classes. 

  • Ongoing mentorship, particularly for those newer to teaching.

  • Use of our in-house instruments, music library, and technology resources during preparation for lessons with the opportunity to use our facility as a free practice space outside of lesson times.

  • Invitations to networking, jamming, team-building, and socializing sessions with other staff members.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least 2 years of prior teaching experience, preferably experience with students age 5-12.

  • Empathetic communication skills, patience, and an open, encouraging work style

  • Must be highly qualified to instruct in either drums, piano, or guitar. 

  • Must have at least 6 years of active experience in their instrument/content area

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide private 1-on-1 lessons and/or group classes for students

  • Create a safe and fun learning environment for students

  • Prepare the content and materials for each lesson or class

  • Provide DRMS the name, description, and length of the classes or lessons Instructor is able and willing to teach as well as ideal class size for each.

  • Show up on time with timely notification and communication of absences

  • Report lesson attendance, attend periodic school meetings, and periodically update DRMS on lesson progress

  • Option to teach virtual lessons or classes (must provide your own technology materials)

  • Handle DRMS instruments and facilities appropriately, responsibly, and with care

APPLICATION

Send an email with your cover letter, resume, and a portfolio including videos or recordings of teaching, audio recordings, links to music, testimonials from students, and other relevant information that will help DRMS assess the applicant’s teaching skills to info@deeplyrootedmusic.com  If interested, DRMS will follow up to schedule an in-person or virtual interview. A background check will be required.

COMPENSATION

Instructor shall be paid on a per-event basis. Each class/lesson/workshop will be approved by both the Instructor and the School at the start of each quarter, based on student interest and sign-ups. Compensation includes any communications with students, answering questions, and basic scheduling with the school – these will not be individually compensated. Instructor understands that they will be compensated for each class according to the following rate chart:

Class Time

Half-hour lesson

One-hour lesson

Instructor Pay

$20.00

$40.00

Deeply Rooted Music School is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a workplace as diverse as the students we serve, and to practice anti-oppressive education. Bring your whole self to our lesson rooms, join our community, and help us build a safe space for learning.