Thank you for your interest in teaching positions with our school. This page will give you an idea of our philosophy of teaching and our ideas on how our school can best meet the needs of our students and teachers.
We are now accepting applications for experienced Advance Jazz and Hip Hop teachers to develop a solid foundation of technique, exciting combinations, and cutting edge, family-friendly choreography for the 2015-2016 season.
Please email resumes with references and photo to email@example.com.
No Phone Calls Please. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
As a dance teacher you have several different studios you can choose to teach in. If you have freedom to express your artistic style through your teaching, the main difference will be how the organization of the studio affects your satisfaction and ability to focus on your teaching.
Why dance teachers choose to teach at our schools:
1. Small class sizes
2. Full time administrative support
3. Floating Marley dance floors in all studios
We use professional floating Marley dance floors in all of our studios. Our dance floors rest on a system of
700 high-density foam blocks. This dance floor helps prevent injuries and fatigue for both our teacher and
our students. A good quality floor is a consideration if you are going to be teaching for a few hours each day.
A supportive floor allows you to protect your most important assets – your body and your ability to teach.
4. We take care of the "extras"
We try to take care of all of the extra details throughout the year. Teachers are not required to collect any fees or do any costume measuring. We also take care of all the organization of yearly recitals. We try to have everything well organized so the teachers are free to concentrate on teaching and nothing else.
As a music teacher you can either teach privately in your house or in student's homes, or you can teach in a music store or school - both have upsides and downsides. If you teach in your home or student's homes, the upside is you can keep all of the money you charge to the student. Since you have no expenses like rent, a receptionist or yellow pages advertising you do not have to pay out a percentage to overhead costs. There are also downsides of teaching in your own home or at your student’s homes. It can be hard to keep your schedule constantly full with new students. Getting a full schedule can be difficult and expensive if you have to run classified ads or small newspaper ads. Even if you are a good, well-liked teacher, it can take a long time for referrals and word of mouth to fill your schedule. If you are driving to student’s houses you also have to factor in the driving time between students which limits the amount of teaching you can actually do.
Why music teachers choose to teach at our schools:
1. 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. Most student register and start lessons in September. Most music schools only advertise in late August and September for new students. At our schoo,l we spend a lot of money on advertising and marketing year 'round to keep our teacher’s schedules as full as possible. Each year we advertise in newspapers, Yellow Pages, direct mail, community publications and other media to constantly attract new students. We are continually registering new students for our private music lessons, even during typically slower registration months like May and June.
2. Extras are taken care of – your only responsibility is to teach
At all of our locations we have full time front desk administrators to handle all of the “details” of teaching. From scheduling to collecting fees or arranging an accompanist for 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.
3. Your time is respected and you are paid whether or not students show up
Teachers are paid for lessons whether students attend or not. If a student misses classes for school trips or holidays, the teacher is still paid. The only time a student is given an extra make-up lesson is if the student is ill, and they can only have two make-up lessons per year for illness. If a student does not pay for their lessons or has an uncollectible debt, the teacher is still paid. Our priority for our teachers is to make sure that your time is not abused and your teaching day can be as productive as possible.
Contact the director to inquire about teaching music at our studio at firstname.lastname@example.org