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Music Teacher - Band

The Music Teacher positions include both part- and full-time opportunities during the regular school year.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Acting as in-school music faculty.
  • Providing standards-based, comprehensive/sequential music instruction to the students.
  • Collaborating with academic teachers to integrate arts with the Common Core State Standards and throughout the school’s curriculum and culture.
  • Facilitate after-school music programs (where applicable).
  • Successful candidates will receive paid training in pedagogy, lesson planning and classroom management.
  • Music teachers will also work with ETM-LA’s administrative staff to assess the program and are required to attend mandatory paid training sessions in mid-August and throughout the year.


  • Bachelor’s degree (for internship, rising seniors at the undergraduate level acceptable).
  • Prior music classroom teaching in general music and/or choir with evidence of success.
  • Experience teaching groups of 15 or more elementary- and middle-school aged students.
  • Musical skill/ability in voice, musical theater, and/or instrumental (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Orchestral Strings).
  • Excellent music reading skills.
  • Excellent stage presence, oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoys working with children and being part of a collaborative team with other music teachers and school faculty.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization.
  • Must have a car.
  • Bi-lingual a plus (especially Spanish and Chinese)
  • Experience and/or training in Orff, Kodály and/or Dalcroze strongly encouraged.
  • CA single subject teaching credential in music or out of state equivalent preferred (but not required).
  • Masters Degree in music education a plus.

Teaching Rate: Average of $27-$42/hr dependent on experience ($50 for after-school, if applicable); $25/hr for lesson planning & training.

Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter (400 words maximum) and a one-page current resume, along with the following:

1. (2) sample lesson plans (one elementary beginning instrument group class lesson focusing on one instrument of choice, one elementary beginning instrumental/band rehearsal plan)
2. Philosophy of Music Education statement. 
3. Names and Contact Info of three professional references
4. Employment Application
Submit Application to: Director of Programs Deidre Racoma:

Please include in the Subject Line: ETM-LA Music Teacher Position