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.