Requirements For This Position
- Music degree and/or 4+ years teaching experience
- Must read music
- Arrives prepared for each lesson (ex: recital piece suggestions)
- Communicates with parents at the end of every class
- Ability to make students feel comfortable quickly
- Excellent retention of students
- Aligned with all company values
Hourly Pay & Compensation Package
We want to attract and keep experienced and/or degree holding teachers, thus we are now starting these teachers at $20 per hour. At times we have hired a very promising teacher with less experience at a lower hourly rate ($10-12). Pay raises are given based on successful completion of responsibilities and participation in continued training. You will belong to a small team of awesome people who are lead by a supportive manager who will check in with you often and give you a focused one on one meeting each month. Your team will also get to choose socials throughout the year (paid for by Bravo) because we value culture and building friendships at work. Click here for other Bravo employee benefits.
We have 3 Bravo locations. Our teachers have the same schedule each week, though they may be at a different location each day. For example, they may work Tuesday at Riverdale Bravo and Wednesday at Clearfield Bravo. The hours for teaching positions greatly vary based on which class(es) you are qualified to teach, but will be in the 3:30-7:30 area 99% of the time. We guarantee a minimum of 2 classes each day you teach and require all teachers to work a minimum of 2 days of 3-5 classes each day.
Contract – WHAT???
We do love our employees……however, we love our Bravo kids more. 🙂 Because of this, we look out for their needs first and we know a consistent adult role model is ideal for their sense of safety, emotional growth and educational experience. A contract helps us eliminate “job hoppers” and attracts people who know they want a career working with children. If the contract time commitment makes you uncomfortable, don’t apply. Come back when you are ready to settle into a career with children. If you are feeling fine about a contract, you must be an experienced teacher and/or a responsible adult, we’d love for you to apply. Review our contracts: music teacher contract and music theory lab aid contract.
Teaching At Your Home Vs. Teaching In A Music School
As a music teacher, you can either teach in your home or in students homes, or you can teach in a music school – both have upsides and downsides.
If you teach in your home or students homes:
- You keep all the money (you have no overhead)
- Expensive to market to keep your schedule full
- Difficult to get paid when students are sick or on vacation (no one likes asking for money)
- Hard to enforce policies and have your time respected
- Distractions in homes are constant (dogs, doorbell, cell phones)
- Stressful for your other family members who are trying to be quiet during your lessons
Teaching in a music school:
- You don’t get paid as much (school has rent, office staff, marketing, etc.)
- Get to collaborate with other teachers
- Never have to find your own students, more students equal a bigger paycheck
- Opportunities for continued growth (training, manager opportunities)
- Medical and dental options for Bravo part-time teachers
- FREE class for YOU as well as discounts on all classes for your kids and spouse
- Professional teaching environment
- Always paid, even if a student is sick or on vacation
- Never have to collect money