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Piano, Voice, and violin/viola instructors

Deeply Rooted Music School is looking for highly passionate and experienced music instructors. 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. 


  • 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.

  • We value transparency and including all voices in decision-making processes to the greatest extent possible. 

  • Opportunity to attend paid DRMS Professional Development classes. 

  • 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.


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

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

  • Must be highly qualified to instruct in their voice, piano, and/or violin/viola. Additional experience with a second content area (such as guitar, music production, brass/woodwinds) is appreciated but not required.

  • Degree in music, music education, or some formal training/certification in music or education preferred.

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


  • 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


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 

We want to see samples of your teaching either by providing us a video of a lesson or delivering a trial observed lesson at our facility. Applications without additional portfolio materials or incomplete applications will not be considered.


If interested, DRMS will follow up to schedule an in-person or virtual interview. A background check will be required.


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:


Half-hour lesson

One-hour lesson

Classes & Workshops

Summer Camp

Miscellaneous Events

Instructor Pay



40% enrollment

$750 per session

$25 per hour

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.

Abriana Winter Recital 2.18.23
Addy Winter Recital 2.18.23
Adrian Winter Recital 2.18.23
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