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violin/Voice instructor

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. 

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.

  • 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.

EXPERIENCE

  • 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 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.

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 

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.

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:

Work

Half-hour lesson

One-hour lesson

Classes & Workshops

Summer Camp

Miscellaneous Events

Instructor Pay

$20.00

$40.00

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.

Music Summer Camp Lead Counselor

Deeply Rooted Music School is looking for a highly passionate and experienced music instructor to be our Lead Summer Camp Counselor for 6-weeks Summer 2024. At DRMS, we empower students to express themselves through music with collaboration, creativity, and fun. 

 

DRMS has run a sold-out summer camp program for the past 2 years. Each camp is a 1-week, small group experience consisting of team building activities, workshops on special music topics, instrument instruction, lunch/recess, guest performances, and band coaching. Each week culminates with an in-school performance and pool party (weather permitting). This summer we are running 6 weeks of summer camp with 10-12 students each week. To learn more about DRMS Summer Camp please read the description and watch the videos on our website. 

 

Applicants must be available for all days of summer camp (June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26) from the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm, without exception. Applicants must also be available for 2 days of training May 30th and May 31st.

 

This position is for an experienced music teacher who is comfortable leading groups of 10-12 children ages 8-13 in day-long summer camp programming. Lead Counselor heads the 4-person summer camp instructional team, which consists of an assistant counselor, a junior counselor, and an intern counselor. Applicant must be a decisive and organized team leader who can make the best use of the instructional team’s set of skills throughout the day. While summer camp programming is largely pre-planned, we are looking for teachers who are fun, creative and can bring their own style, ideas, and interests to the summer camp experience. We are looking for a teacher who will make students excited to come to camp!
 

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.

  • 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.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years of classroom teaching experience with children ages 8-13 in groups of 10 or more

  • Degree in education is preferred

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

  • Creative thinker and problem solver

  • Strong leadership skills and a collaborative team leader

  • Must be highly qualified to instruct in their instrument/content area (voice, piano, violin/viola, guitar, music production, brass/woodwinds).

  • Summer camp experience is preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading group activities for 10-12 students, including morning and afternoon meetings

  • Leading a team consisting of an assistant counselor, a junior counselor, and an intern counselor

  • Delegating responsibilities to the team throughout the camp day

  • Teaching a small group class of 3-4 students in a special music related topic (electronic music, music performance, music games, etc.)

  • Coaching a band of 3-4 students leading up to an in-school performance

  • Supervising student lunch/recess at a nearby park, or inside if weather does not permit

  • Create a safe and fun learning environment for students

  • Preparing content and materials for each lesson or class

  • Show up on time with timely notification and communication 

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

  • Communicating with student families on a daily basis about camp progress

  • Communicating with DRMS owners about camp progress and needs

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 

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.

COMPENSATION

Instructor shall be paid $5,000, which includes $800/week of summer camp and $100/day for two days of training in May. Compensation includes any communications with students, answering questions, and basic scheduling with the school – these will not be individually compensated.

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.

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