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Jobs for Piano Teachers


Job Application Form for Piano Teachers

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Please complete the application form below to apply.

November 2017 Update - Now accepting applications for:

  • UK: All cities
  • USA: All cities
  • Canada: Toronto
  • France: Paris
  • Worldwide: Applications welcome for teaching online/Skype piano lessons in all locations listed above and worldwide
  • Have a question about your location? Ask us: jobs@pianoteachersconnect.com

Our piano teachers jobs feature competitive rates, flexible scheduling, and students matched carefully to you based on your preferences.

For questions and more information, write to: jobs@pianoteachersconnect.com

 

There's a Place For You on Our Team


We have jobs for piano teachers from all musical backgrounds and areas of specialty, including classical, jazz, pop/rock, teaching adults piano, teaching children piano, teaching beginners, and teaching advanced professional musicians.

There's a Place For You on Our Team


We have jobs for piano teachers from all musical backgrounds and areas of specialty, including classical, jazz, pop/rock, teaching adults piano, teaching children piano, teaching beginners, and teaching advanced professional musicians.

Our jobs for piano teachers cover a wide range of situations

 

Jobs for piano teachers teaching from home:

  • Our jobs for piano teachers with home teaching spaces or studios offer a slight advantage, as the majority of our students request to travel to their teacher’s location.
  • To qualify for a job teaching piano lessons at your home or studio, your teaching space must be approved as suitable for our students. It should be a clean, tidy, well-organised area, free from distraction, and must not be in your bedroom. Studios may be approved over a Skype video call, by a pre-recorded video, or in-person, as the case may be.
  • Location is a factor for home-based piano teaching jobs; centrally-located teaching spaces and those in areas with higher-income households tend to be at an advantage. It can also help if you are located in an area where we do not yet have other teachers - explore our map to see how you fit in with our current roster of piano teachers.

 

Jobs for piano teachers teaching at students’ homes:

  • Although most of our students request to travel to a teacher’s location, we get a substantial number of requests for home visits on an ongoing basis, and have jobs available for travelling piano teachers to meet this demand.
  • Jobs for piano teachers travelling to students’ homes are often geared more towards teaching families with children, though we also have some adult students taking piano lessons in their homes.
  • Travel radius is an important factor for these piano teaching jobs. The further you are willing to travel, the more potential students we will have for you, however the greater the travel time the less you will be earning per hour. It is important for you to balance these considerations when applying for our jobs for travelling piano teachers, as you will be setting your own travel radius.
  • Our travelling piano teachers receive a flat rate fee per home visited, which varies by city.
  • Our jobs for travelling piano teachers also offer opportunities to teach piano lessons at third-party teaching studios, which we rent by the hour, and can increase the number of students we can place with you. Travel fees are not paid to teachers in these cases.

 

Jobs for classical piano teachers:

  • Our jobs for classical piano teachers are perhaps more competitive, as there are more university-qualified classical piano teachers than in other styles. However, we also receive the greatest number of requests for classical piano teachers, so we always have jobs available to meet this demand.
  • We are proud to have a growing roster of world-class classical piano teachers, with stellar performance experience at the highest levels. However, it is worth mentioning that our business is focused on piano education, and we have rejected job applications from top-tier classical pianists when there have been hints of overconfidence, unfriendliness, or any apparent lack of adaptability to students’ needs. We encourage our piano teachers to design and follow their own teaching methods based on their philosophies around learning, provided that there is a focus on fun, enjoyment, and adapting piano lessons to individual students’ needs, learning styles, and musical interests.
  • Our biggest category of piano students is children and adult beginners (though we also have some very advanced classical piano students). We do not require that our classical piano teachers have played Carnegie Hall, and we love hearing from classical piano teachers who have great approaches to teaching beginner students.

 

Jobs for jazz piano teachers:

  • We have many jobs available for jazz piano teachers, as there is generally a shortage of jazz piano teachers relative to the requests we receive for jazz piano lessons.
  • When considering jazz piano teachers for these jobs we look for an ability to improvise and teach through improvisation and a knowledge of jazz chord theory.
  • If applying for a jazz piano teaching job in the UK or Canada, familiarity with the ABRSM or Conservatory Canada jazz syllabus will give you an advantage, as many of the piano teachers we speak to do not have experience with this, and we do receive requests from students following the jazz piano syllabus.
  • Versatility and familiarity with a variety of musical genres also puts you at an advantage for our jazz piano teacher jobs, as we have requests from students interested in learning a wide range of jazz piano styles.

 

Jobs for pop/rock piano teachers:

  • Requests for pop/rock piano teachers are becoming increasingly popular, and we have jobs available to meet this demand.
  • Our jobs for pop/rock piano teachers require an ability to teach through chords, by ear, and improvisation, as well as through notated sheet music.
  • Familiarity with electronic music production, composing/songwriting, singing and accompanying your vocals, and playing with bands are a few elements that give your pop/rock piano teaching job application an advantage.
  • We use the term “pop/rock” to cover a wide range of styles from oldies to electronic music, hip-hop, folk, R&B, gospel, contemporary christian, modern pop/rock, and other contemporary musical genres. The more versatility you have as a pop/rock pianist and piano teacher, the better.

 

Jobs teaching piano lessons to young children:

  • Teaching piano lessons to children under age 6 is a specialised skill. We receive requests from parents with children as young as 2, and always have jobs for piano teachers who have teaching methods catered to young ages.
  • Piano lessons for very young children often involve general musicianship development. In your piano teacher job application we’d love to hear how you approach these types of piano lessons, whether it’s through musical games, singing, clapping, dancing, and/or piano-based activities.

 

Jobs teaching piano lessons to adult beginners

  • We receive a large number of requests for piano lessons for adult beginners, from ages ranging from late teens and 20s to retirement age.
  • Our jobs teaching piano lessons to adults require applicants to demonstrate patience, adaptability, and a student-focused approach to teaching. Our adult piano students are generally looking for a well-organised structure for their learning, but also flexibility, as they may be balancing their piano playing with work, family, travel, and other life activities and commitments.

 

Jobs teaching piano lessons to students with special needs:

  • These piano teaching jobs focus on piano lessons for children and adults with ADHD, autism, and other learning challenges, which are frequent requests.
  • Experience teaching special needs and training or experience in music therapy are assets for these jobs.
  • If you don’t have experience or training in working with special needs piano students but are interested in the field and have a thought-through method for tackling special needs piano teaching, we are happy to consider you for our jobs teaching piano to students with special needs.

 

Jobs teaching piano lessons to advanced-level professional pianists:

  • These piano teaching jobs are reserved for our top classical concert pianists, professional gigging jazz pianists, and pop/rock performing and recording artists.
  • We work hard to place our advanced students with the best possible piano teacher match, and will take into consideration the piano teacher’s professional focus, musical interests, and teaching approach.
  • When applying for our jobs teaching piano to advanced students be sure to tell us about your performing experience, and provide any details that could impress potential students and get them excited about taking piano lessons with you.

Why teach piano lessons with us?


Our jobs for piano teachers offer great benefits with flexibility, independence, and competitive pay.

Why teach piano lessons with us?


Our jobs for piano teachers offer great benefits with flexibility, independence, and competitive pay.

Our jobs for piano teachers offer a flexible and independent working environment

 

Piano teacher jobs with fair pay rates

  • We have researched the rates that other similar businesses offer to their teachers, and it makes us sad to see how low the pay for teaching piano lessons is in many cases. It is our goal to raise the bar, and pay our piano teachers a fair and decent rate, based on market averages.
  • Our pay rates for piano teachers vary by location and in some cases by lesson duration.
  • Travel to students’ homes is paid with a flat rate per home visited. We leave it up to our piano teachers to decide how far to extend their travel radius, to make sure that the piano lessons will still be worth their time based on the travel time involved.

 

Tell us your availability and create your own piano teaching job hours

  • As part of our piano teacher job application process we’ll ask you what days and time ranges you would like keep open as options for new incoming piano students.
  • You can update your availability with us at any time, so there is no commitment to stick with the availability you provide in the beginning.
  • All new students are booked in on a case-by-case basis, so as your piano teaching job progresses you will have the opportunity to accept or reject any new student offers as they are offered to you.

 

Have control over your piano teaching job location

  • When completing our job application form, tell us whether you would like to teach from your home/studio only, from your students’ homes only, or from either location.
  • When teaching at students’ homes, you will always have the chance to check the location and travel distance before accepting a new student.
  • Some of our teachers offer lessons at other studio locations, such as a university practise room or another piano room they have access to. We’ll work with you, and accept your choice of teaching location, provided it meets our standards as an acceptable teaching space.
  • If circumstances change, you can let us know and we’ll update your lesson location details in our system. We’re flexible, and our jobs for piano teachers are designed to adapt to these changes.

 

Our piano teacher jobs are protected from last-minute cancellations

  • Our lesson policies balance flexibility for our students with respect for our piano teachers’ time. We’ll make sure you are paid in full for last-minute cancellations.
  • For lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice, you will be obligated to make up the missed lesson time, however you may arrange the make-up in a way that’s convenient for you, be it by rescheduling to a different time in the same week or adding time onto one or more future lessons.
  • Our lesson policies and billing system are laid out in a way that encourages our students to keep a weekly schedule. The odd time a student may abuse the system and cancel or reschedule piano lessons frequently. Our piano teaching jobs give you the control to say “enough is enough” - let us know when frequent cancellations become a problem and we can speak to the student or discontinue their lessons if necessary to make room for another student who may be more consistent.

Piano Teacher Recruitment Process: What to Expect


When applying for our jobs for piano teachers we will guide you through a few easy steps while we learn about your piano teaching experience and answer your questions about the piano teacher jobs available.

Piano Teacher Recruitment Process: What to Expect


When applying for our jobs for piano teachers we will guide you through a few easy steps while we learn about your piano teaching experience and answer your questions about the piano teacher jobs available.

What to expect in the piano teacher job application process

 

1. Submitting your piano teacher job application

  • The first step is to complete our piano teacher job application form. Be sure to answer all the questions thoroughly - the more details the better.
  • We will need to receive all required details and your CV/resume. If any details or your CV is missing your application will be filed as “Incomplete” and will not be reviewed until the document is received.
  • In order to consider your job application for teaching in-person piano lessons, we will need to have a full address in the city you wish to teach piano lessons in. If you are moving soon, please wait until you have your new address confirmed before submitting a job application, as location plays an important role in the job application process.

 

2. Screening/Review of your piano teacher job application

  • Provided that your piano teacher job application is complete with all details and your CV, it will go into our queue for an initial screening/review.
  • The most important elements we look at in this review stage are your qualifications and experience with piano. If you do not have a Bachelor of music degree or higher, or if piano is not your principal instrument and your experience appears to be mostly on sousaphone, your job application may not pass this stage.

 

3. Completing our Piano Teacher Questionnaire and CREATING YOUR PIANO TEACHER PROFILE

  • After your piano teacher job application is reviewed your application may progress to the next stage. In this case you will receive an email with a link to complete our questionnaire, which assists in collecting further details which we need to create your piano teacher profile and promote you to new potential piano students.
  • When completing the piano teacher questionnaire, be sure to answer all the questions thoroughly - the more details the better.
  • We will need to receive all required documents and attachments. For instance, if your document proving your piano/music qualification is missing, your application will be filed as “Incomplete” and may not progress until the document is received.
  • A criminal records/background check is not required, but is useful for us to have on file when parents request a teacher who has one of these. If you have a recent criminal records/background check make sure to provide us with a scan or photo of the document, otherwise we will not be able to confirm this with parents of potential students.
  • You will be asked to describe your performance and professional experience on piano and in music in general.

 

4. Promotion and Assessment Period

  • Once your questionnaire has been completed in full, with all required documents and attachments, we will create your piano teacher profile and upload it our website and to our internal system to promote you as a piano teacher both online and by email to potential students. You will receive an email notification once your profile is online.
  • During this period we may send you "student offers" via both email and text message to check on your availability for possible students. This functions as an assessment period, where we track (1) whether there are possible students to send your way, (2) whether you are able to respond promptly to email and/or SMS correspondence, and (3) whether your availability tends to match the days/times requested by the possible students.
  • We know you are busy, and we respect your time as a music professional, so this preliminary promotion/assessment period means that we can avoid taking too much of your time until we're fairly sure we have students to send your way.
  • The preliminary promotion/assessment period can take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on a variety of factors (especially your location) and a bit of luck, so please be patient, and know that we will contact you as soon as a suitable request appears.

 

5. piano teacher job interview

  • If it appears as though we have piano students coming in who would be good placements for you (based on a variety of factors), we may invite you to take part in a full interview.
  • Our full interviews take place in person when possible, and otherwise via a Skype video call.
  • At the piano teacher job interview we will ask you detailed questions about your approach to teaching piano lessons, we will hear you play piano, and we will approve your home teaching space or studio if relevant.
  • You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions.

 

6. Signing of our piano teacher job contract

  • After a successful interview you will be sent a contract to read over.
  • If you are comfortable with the terms and conditions you can sign the contract to begin your work teaching piano lessons with us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Jobs for Piano Teachers


Read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our jobs for piano teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Jobs for Piano Teachers


Read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our jobs for piano teachers.

Frequently asked questions (faqs) about our jobs for piano teachers:

How much do your piano teaching jobs pay?

Our rates are competitive based on market averages. We keep our profit margins and business expenses as low as possible so that we can pass on the maximum amount possible per lesson to our piano teachers. Rates vary depending on location, so please contact us for further details.

How do payments work? Do students pay me directly?

We collect payments in advance from students, and make payments out to teachers on a monthly basis, after each full month of teaching.

How am I paid?

Payment methods vary based on location, and include bank transfer, email money transfer, and Paypal. Please contact us directly for more details.

How soon will I hear from you? How soon will you have students for me? How many students will you have for me?

These are tough questions, as they depend on a variety of factors as well as a bit of luck. Please be patient, and have faith that we are working through our piano teacher job applications as efficiently as we can, and will keep you updated as things progress.

What kind of piano students do you get?

Our largest category is beginner piano students. Our enrolment is split fairly evenly between children and adults, and between students interested in classical, jazz, pop/rock, and students who have no preference / are open to any style of music. We also have more experienced piano students up to very advanced levels. From time to time we have requests from celebrities such as high-profile pop artists and movie stars preparing for piano-playing roles in films.

Can I advertise on your website?

We promote all of our piano teachers on our website, and our piano teachers’ profiles can be found using our interactive map - the most-used feature on our site by potential students. Currently the only way to be considered for inclusion on our website is to complete our piano teacher job application form.

Can I apply to teach both in-person and Skype piano lessons?

Yes, let us know if you are interested in this, or submit our piano teacher job application twice (selecting a city the first time, and “via Skype” the next) and we will be happy to consider you for both. Please keep in mind that our pay rates for Skype piano lessons are lower than in-person piano lessons, as we are working with the competition of a worldwide marketplace.

I don’t have a degree. Can I still apply?

Yes. We give priority to piano teachers with a minimum qualification of a Bachelor degree in music, however we have made exceptions on rare occasions, and will be happy to consider your job application. Please be sure to provide proof of your highest piano/music qualification, whatever that may be.

I can’t find my degree. What should I do?

We can accept other documents as proof of your qualification, such as a transcript or official letter. If you have another type of document that shows evidence of your qualification, feel free to submit it, or ask us if you are unsure whether it is valid.

I’m moving to one of your target cities soon. Can I apply before I get there?

We require a full address in the city you are applying to as part of the application. If you are moving soon, please wait until after your move to apply.

How long has your business been operating?

Piano Teachers Connect grew out of a website and teaching practice that was started in 2009.

Do you have any administrative job opportunities at Piano Teachers Connect?

At this time we are only accepting job applications for piano teachers.

What is the best way to contact you?

The best way to contact us is through email.

What are your policies surrounding student cancellations?

A week’s notice to cancel a lesson completely for a refund. With less than a week’s notice, but more than 24 hours’ notice, the piano teacher is obligated to arrange a makeup lesson or add extra time onto future lessons. With less than 24 hours’ notice the piano teacher is paid and is not obligated to make up the missed lesson time.

What happens if the piano teacher needs to cancel a lesson?

Our piano teacher jobs are flexible, and you can cancel your piano lesson bookings as needed - just keep in mind that many students want consistency and may request to change piano teachers if you cancel or reschedule too often.