Private Lessons Instructor

Lorton, VA
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Want to be a part of a thriving music community? Then join our team of professional teachers at Potomac Music, the premier music lesson studio in Lorton, VA.

This position requires teacher availability weekday evenings from 4PM – 8PM; Saturdays 10AM – 4PM; or Sundays 12PM – 4PM.

We are currently seeking instructors for VOICE, PIANO, VIOLIN / VIOLA, CELLO, GUITAR, WOODWINDS, BRASS

1099 Contractor Part-Time Benefits Include:

  • Newly renovated, oversized, beautiful private studios with new pianos and equipment
  • Competitive commission based pay
  • Group sized lesson rooms for studio classes, small recitals, etc
  • Safe and COVID precautious environment, including NASA grade studio air purification
  • High level recruiting to fill up your schedule quickly, just arrive and teach
  • Team of professional administrative staff to facilitate a positive lessons experience for you, your students, and their families
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits, Mental Health Benefits, optional Professional Online Professional Development courses, select PAID holidays, Direct Deposit and Tax Forms through Paychex.

Summary/Objective: Music lesson teachers will teach professional music lessons to children and adults. Lessons may be one-on-one or in a group setting. Music lesson teachers will provide in-person instruction to clients in a designated room or virtual instruction from the studio.

Essential functions:

  • Teach beginner through advanced level music lessons to a diverse population of students (children and adults.)
  • Build a professional rapport with students and parents of students (if applicable) by providing positive feedback on the progress of each student and establishing expected practice routines.
  • Collaborate with store personnel to maximize lesson experience.
  • Use the provided scheduling system to maintain your schedule and log in attendance.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to teach interactive, engaging music lessons and retain students.
  • Ability to effectively maintain your schedule through the scheduling system, including starting and ending lessons on time.
  • Ability to teach and create music lesson curriculum tailored for each student, which may include popular music that students know and love.
  • Ability to motivate students by providing a positive, fun, and focused lesson experience.
  • Ability to use technology (text, email, scheduling systems, etc.) effectively to keep lines of communication and compliance open with clients and staff.
  • Optional ability to develop curriculum, lead, and motivate group classes (ensemble classes / camps).

Work Environment: Music lesson studio with both in-person and virtual lessons.

Position type and expected hours of work: Part-time 1099 Contractor, teaching music lessons, primarily after school hours weekdays and on weekends.

Required Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Minimum three (3) years of college level music experience or three (3) years of music teaching/performance experience or a combination of both.
  • Full competency in applicable styles of music including playing techniques, repertoire, reading music, tabs, and chord symbols.
  • Patience to work and clearly communicate with students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners

Preferred education and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or degree in progress) in Music Education or Performance or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional experience teaching youth and/or beginner musicians.

Please send your resume to to apply.

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