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Part-Time Private Violin, Viola, or Cello Instructor

Company: Expressions Music Academy
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

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*EXPRESSIONS MUSIC ACADEMY IS EXPANDING FROM DETROIT TO DC!*

In 2010, 24-year-old piano teacher, Jessica Schatz, did something crazy and started up her own music school in the metro Detroit area with less than five thousand dollars and her 50 students. 11 years, 5 locations, over 130 employees, and over 2,000 students later, she is spreading the love and excitement of her company to the DC metro area! With plans for multiple locations in Virginia and Maryland, Expressions is primed to grow and is looking to hire exceptional new instructors to teach the students in our DC schools.

*NOW HIRING VIOLIN, VIOLA, & CELLO INSTRUCTORS IN ANNANDALE, BURKE, FAIRFAX, GREAT FALLS, HERNDON, MCLEAN, ROCKVILLE, & VIENNA*

*REQUIREMENTS*
* Preferably pursuing or obtained a university degree related to strings or at least has received substantial training in stringed instruments

* Experience teaching private music lessons to children and adults

* Comfortable teaching a variety of styles and genres

* Planning to remain in the area and commit to this position for at least a few years

* Organized, reliable, punctual

* Open to learning and growing with our community of amazing instructors!

WHY MUSIC TEACHERS CHOOSE TO TEACH AT EXPRESSIONS:

*A CONSTANT FLOW OF NEW STUDENTS TO KEEP SCHEDULES AS FULL AS POSSIBLE*

Over the course of the year, students can move or quit. This can leave a teacher with gaps or holes in their schedule. At our schools, we spend a lot of money on advertising and marketing year-round to keep our teachers' schedules as full as possible. We are continually registering new students for our private music lessons even during typically slower registration months like June and July.

UNLIKE internet referral services, it is in our best interest to keep your schedule full! With the other companies, they want as many teachers as possible in as many places as possible. They don't care if you only have 2 students. We have to pay for studios and it takes time and money to hire instructors. Therefore we want you to have a full schedule and succeed as a music teacher! It is far easier to support one teacher with a full schedule than it is to support 15 teachers with a couple students each. *Our instructors across the board maintain schedules each day that are 80-95% full.*

*EXTRAS ARE TAKEN CARE OF - YOUR ONLY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO TEACH*

Our organized and friendly administrative and management staff handle all of the details. From scheduling to collecting fees to organizing recitals. These details are handled by our administrators, not the teacher. This means the teacher is free to focus on teaching and not get bogged down by administration or handling awkward situations in regard to tuition collection or scheduling. Driving all over town for a couple lessons, trying to remember who is months behind on tuition, and trying to protect your time against student cancellations with no pay are all problems of the past.

*PAID TRAINING, ONGOING COACHING, & BONUSES PROVIDED*
Expressions is one of those rare places that actually has a vision statement which they live by and make decisions by every day. Our vision is all about growth, and we believe in fostering an environment of growth for _everyone_, teachers included. Whether you have only taught a handful of students or have been teaching for 50 years, we believe that you can grow and refine your skills at our school without being put into a box or forced to follow any certain curriculum. We have an abundance of resources and work together as a team (we actually have teacher teams) to uphold and continually raise EMA's reputation of excellence to what it is. While we welcome all beginning students to our school, we don't want to simply be a revolving door for them, but rather to create an environment of long-term growth where they take lessons and progress for years and years and years. We are revolutionizing the music school industry with our inspiring teacher training and incentive programs, and are always seeking teachers who are open-minded to growth and improvement.

*OUR TEACHERS ARE EMPLOYEES*
Most music schools or stores hire their teachers as independent contractors to come and go. At Expressions, our teachers are part of our _family_, and so even if they only teach one day with us, they are classified as an employee, which provides many benefits in the case of seeking a car loan, home mortgage, or other applications which look more favorably upon a consistent employee job as opposed to a contractor position. Employee jobs are sometimes hard to come by for professional musicians, so we are proud to offer this benefit! Our teachers are conveniently paid via direct deposit every two weeks.

*YOUR TIME IS RESPECTED AND YOU ARE PAID WHEN STUDENTS CANCEL LATE*
Our teachers are paid when students do not provide 24-hour notice. Even when they DO provide 24-hour notice, we do our best to book a make-up lesson in that spot so that you are still paid. Our teachers are very comfortable knowing how much income they will make in any given month.

*NO HAVING TO COME IN FOR EXTRA MAKE-UP LESSONS*
Make-ups only occur within your regular teaching schedule; no make-ups on random days and times. Students sign up for make-up lessons over other students' absences. This means when one of your students is absent, we turn that lesson time into an available make-up time for another student. The system is flexible for our students and families and means you never have to worry about setting aside time outside of your regular schedule for make-ups, or teaching an unpaid make-up lesson.

*USE THE MATERIALS YOU LIKE BEST*
There is no mandated school-wide curriculum or set of method books. Unlike many other music schools or stores, we are not looking to sell any merchandise or books. We trust our teachers at EMA to be experts in their fields, and encourage them to use the materials they think are best for each individual student.

*WE ORDER YOUR STUDENTS' BOOKS FOR YOU*
We take care of all book ordering and can order whatever you like for your students! So when your student needs a new book or sheet music, just fill out our quick online Material Request form, and we'll take care of it for you and get it into your hands within a week!

*STUDENT RECITALS*
All recitals are completely organized and run by EMA staff and are offered every month. We have a beautiful concert venue in Novi and our administrative team takes care of all logistics from helping students sign up to the physical set-up/breakdown, as well as everything involved with the post-recital reception.

*COMFORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ENVIRONMENT*
We provide our teachers with a beautiful, comfortable, spacious teaching space. All of our locations are incredibly clean, new, and well-maintained with ample waiting room for all students, as well as large, comfortable teaching rooms. Plus, we have coffee, WIFI, and a teacher's lounge for making copies, socializing, or taking breaks.

*ALWAYS KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE WITH OUR ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM*
Access your updated schedule, absences, make-ups, etc. online through our teacher app at all times. Our teacher app is incredibly easy to navigate and allows teachers to always be kept up to date on their students and schedule from home or on-the-go or wherever you are. Plus every time a student enrolls or drops or changes their schedule, you will immediately be sent an email and text notification, and your schedule automatically updated.

*MOTIVATE YOUR STUDENTS WITH OUR LEVEL UP PROGRAM*
Our Level Up program and app is incredibly customizable for teachers and very motivating for students. The Level Up app help keep things organized and provides an easy way for parents to see their child's progress. If you've ever wanted a way to inspire students to practice harder, make more progress, and get parents on board like never before, this is it! Our students remain in lessons longer and achieve higher because of this program, which is so flexible and easy for teachers to use.

*TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR GIANT LIBRARY OF MUSIC*
Finding repertoire at EMA is easy. All of our teachers have access to our huge library of sheet music and songbooks. The contents of the library can also be viewed through our Teacher Portal from home or wherever you are, meaning you won't have to comb through stacks of books to find what you're looking for.

*FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES*
We are constantly creating opportunities for instructors and staff to get to know one another and support one another. One of the greatest resources available at EMA is membership in a huge, friendly, chatty community of other teaching professionals. When new teachers are hired at EMA, they are placed onto a Teacher Team to make it even more fun!

*RESPECT AND APPRECIATION*

Excellent teachers don't grow on trees. We truly value and respect each one of our instructors. Feel free to ask for references from other current instructors. They love it here!

*CURRENT TEACHER REVIEWS: *

As a piano teacher for some thirty years now, I've found Expressions Music Academy to be an outstanding venue to do what I love to do--teach! The atmosphere is vibrant with music, and excited children of all ages and ethnicities scurry the brightly-colored, decorated halls. The support staff is friendly, competent, and efficient in handling the steady influx of new students. Their hard work allows teachers the freedom to concentrate their energies on doing what they do best. As one of the many interesting features of the Academy..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Expressions Music Academy, Reston , Part-Time Private Violin, Viola, or Cello Instructor, Education / Teaching , Reston, Virginia

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