Music Teaching Jobs

For you, music is more than a passion. It's a science, a way of life, a mode of understanding your surroundings and expressing yourself.

Whether it's a heart-wrenching ballad, a complicated concerto, or a riff-ridden jazz piece, there's always a song in your head. If your love for music transcends the walls of your shower or car and informs your decisions, sparks your creativity, and enriches your thinking, then you might consider pursuing a job as a music teacher in an independent school.

Teaching Music at an Independent School

In many independent schools, music education is not relegated to the ranks of an extracurricular. Rather, it is an integral part of a student's whole education, existing in tandem with the all-important humanities, sciences, and math. The 21st century idea of a well-rounded student creates a rich curriculum at independent and like-kind schools. Many independent schools require student involvement in music in some capacity, whether that means joining a chorus or band, independently studying an instrument, or assisting with a school musical.

This emphasis on music education yields excellent support and equipment for independent school music teachers, including professional performance-grade instruments, modern practice room and performance spaces, and state-of-the-art electronic music studios. With a job teaching music in an independent school, you will have the ability to nurture creativity in a generation of students and help them explore new methods of practicing and perfecting their talents.

Finding Music Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Music Teacher Placement Team works with teachers searching for jobs in every career stage. We encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree in Music or a related field
  • A demonstrated mastery of a specific instrument or instruments
  • A love and enthusiasm for teaching music
  • Experience working with or teaching children, particularly in an independent, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and musical skills
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the school community in an additional capacity, including coaching sports, advising clubs, or supervising a dorm at a boarding school
  • Additional music-related skills and work experience that can enrich an independent school community. For example: Directing musical productions, teaching hand bells, playing the organ for chapel services, etc.

If you seek a music teaching job at an independent school, don't hesitate – apply now. Begin your job search here.

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