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A music teacher is a professional who educates students on topics such as the theory of music, musical composition, reading and writing sheet music, and playing specific instruments. A music teacher benefits students by offering accountability, consistency, and motivation. Hiring a music teacher also commonly includes benefits such as live feedback.

Skills necessary to be a music teacher include communication, planning, structuring a learning process, the ability to hold attention for extended periods, and the ability to break down complex concepts and explain them to students. 

In this section, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for teaching music: 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a music teacher to bolster our online teaching presence. We currently provide lessons via Zoom, Skype, or other voice/video applications. Some students have requested additional services like feedback on pre-recorded sessions and additional information on music theory. 

An ideal fit for us would currently utilize Zoom, Loom, Trello, and Google Suite to collaborate with our other instructors and support staff. If these tools are new to you, but you fit all of our other requirements, we will still consider your application. Others who already have this familiarity may be given priority, however.

A solid understanding of the learning process and immersive teaching practice is a must-have. Our students often come to us with skepticism. We’re currently leading the industry for student satisfaction and retention. We’ve listed our requirements and expectations below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Below are some of the responsibilities a music teacher is expected to undertake:  

  • Monitoring students’ learning progress
  • Adapting the lessons to suit the students’ needs 
  • Providing direct and honest feedback at pupils’ request
  • Charting the growth of pupils’ skills and capabilities until they have achieved mastery of the instrument
  • Teaching pupils about the theory of music
  • Instructing pupils in essential skills, such as reading sheet music
  • Provide a minimum of two (2) live feedback sessions per week
  • Develop lesson and action plans to aid student in their learning activities
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a music teacher:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a music-related field
  • Ability to play the guitar or other musical instruments
  • Ability to teach another person how to play the guitar
  • Reliable interpersonal skills for one-on-one music lessons
  • Deep understanding of music theory, music education, and general music
  • Functional knowledge of sheet music composition
  • Appropriate communication skills for elementary schools, high schools, or accredited colleges

We are looking for your most recent and awe-inspiring projects to evaluate your skills properly. An ideal portfolio is diverse and provides a quick overview of your accomplishments and abilities. It should also retain credibility with reviews and references in addition to your work. 



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