Music Instructor Opening
Are you interested in teaching children and adults music lessons? Are you passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in watching others develop a love for music? Are you great with children with special needs or are willing to spend the time growing that skillset? so, Infinity is looking for you!
*You deserve the honest truth about a position. We welcome any and all questions related to work responsibilities, pay, benefits, workplace culture. Please do not hesitate to contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at (860) 518-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this position.*
Hours: This position is a part-time position. We will market within your area of travel for music lesson students to grow your music studio. We are looking for instructors who are willing to work with one (1) student weekly all the way through instructors who are looking to build a full-time position.
Schedule: This position has an open start date. This position will include daytime, afternoon, and evening hours based upon the needs of our clients. The vast majority of our clients request services between 3:00pm-7:00pm at night during the week or on 9:30am-4:30pm on the weekends. Days will vary in length.
Location: Our team currently serves the entire state of Connecticut. As a music instructor, we build up a studio within your desired area. With that being said, the more availability you have and the more you are willing to travel, the faster we will be able to provide you students. Our main clinic is in Southington. You will be required to report to Southington to meet with supervisors as needed.
Team-based Model: Infinity works on a team-based model. We believe in coming together to make agency decisions, collaborate on cases, participate in team-trainings, and engage in self-care. As a member of our team, you will be involved in team building activities throughout the year, will receive supervision from our clinicians on how to custom build lessons based upon various needs, and more.
Salary: Following a training period at an hourly rate, you will be transitioned to a pay per visit schedule. Our pay rate for sessions encompasses travel time, planning time, and documentation time. You will receive pay for any lesson you conduct. Your rate of pay will be provided in an offer letter.
Responsibilities: As a member of our team, you will be expected to provide individual and group music lessons to children and adults with and without disabilities. You will be required to write short reports assessing each student’s musical skills following one (1) to three (3) lessons. You will be required to write summary reports every six (6) months of lessons. You will be responsible for communicating with your students regarding scheduling. You may be asked to attend team meetings. You will be responsible for planning a variety of music lessons, early childhood sessions for music exposure, and more.
Populations/ Types of Lessons: You will be assigned group and individual lessons. Your lessons may be in homes, schools, or in one of the clinics. You may have students of all ages. Some of our clients who have “graduated” from music therapy services continue on to music lessons. As a result, you may have a client with a developmental disability or mental health disorder.
Benefits: We are proud to offer our staff a variety of benefits including:
- Professional liability insurance (at hire)
- Comprehensive lending library of materials including guitars, drums, tambourines, shakers, ukuleles, boomwhackers, jingle bells, rhythm sticks, books, scarves, and so much more (at hire)
- Access to group rates for AFLAC (after 90 days of employment)
- Group and individual supervision (at hire)
- Office and art supplies to create visuals (at hire)
- Free coffee/ tea at our clinic (at hire-sometimes it’s the little things!)
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance (at hire)
- Stipend for continuing education (after 6-months of employment)
- Paid Time Off (for employees with 10hrs/week or more, after 6-months of employment)
This position is for you if….
- You have experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
- You love getting feedback (how else do we grow?).
- You are comfortable composing music based upon a student’s interests
- You are proficient on at least one instrument AND you read music proficiently
- A full inbox is a nightmare! You are quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone calls.
- You are comfortable commuting to your lessons and you have reliable transportation.
- You have experience working with young children
- You can effectively communicate in written and spoken English.
- You are a flexible, go with the flow type of person.
- You are confident in your skills to work independently.
- You are available between 3-7pm during the weekday and/or on the weekends
- You are proficient on piano, guitar, ukulele, guitar, or drums (we are also looking for other types of instruments but these are the most common requests.)
We definitely want to hear from you if…
- You are comfortable using sign language or speak Spanish.
- You have experience teaching adaptive music lessons.
- You play more than one instrument proficiently.
- You have a sense of humor.
- You are comfortable planning a full music lesson without reading from a lesson book.
This position is NOT for you if…
- The thought of asking a question to a supervisor makes you nervous.
- You are not comfortable with traveling to your appointments.
- You are not willing to commit to a minimum of a year of service. (We need someone to grow with us that we can help support professionally and who wants to make a strong difference in our clients’ lives.)
- You are disorganized.
- You are not patient.
- You have no experience working with children with special needs and aren’t willing to learn how.
To Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit the following information to Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at email@example.com. Questions regarding the position can also be directed to the same email account or you can contact her at (860) 518-5557.
- Cover Letter: Please include why you think you would be good fit with our practice, your available start date, and what types of music lessons you are comfortable teaching
- Current Resume
- A paragraph of what you expect from a supervisor
- A typed sample 45-min lesson plan for an 8-year-old child on the instrument of your choice
- A video demonstrating your proficiency on any instruments you are available to teach.
Clinic LocationsMain Office:
196 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489
125 Shaw St.
New London, CT 06320
General Questions/ Referrals:
Main Line (860) 518-5557
Fax (888) 200-4093