Apply to Teach
If you attend NYU, Columbia University, Boston University, Queens College, or Binghamton University and would like to teach a young student enrolled at a nearby school, we need you. Some of our teachers are aspiring professional musicians or music teachers, but the majority are studying liberal arts or engineering. Typically, lessons take place at one of our nearby partner schools. For 2021-2022, lessons will be held in person or online over Zoom, depending on local policies of our partner elementary schools. If you’ve never taught over Zoom before, we have the resources and expertise to ensure you succeed.
Junior Teaching Fellowship
The Junior Teaching Fellowship is for aspiring professional musicians in a conservatory. We’ll match you with 1 to 3 students and pair you with a Teaching Fellow who can serve as a mentor for you in the classroom. You’ll also have support from our Grandmentors, and we’ll provide professional networking and career development opportunities.
We launched our Teaching Fellowship in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and have continued it in person even as the crisis abates. It is for professional musicians early in their careers whose incomes and careers have been impacted by Covid. We pay a grant of Fellowship Program $3k for a studio of 5 students for you to teach 3 months of weekly, 1-hour, 1×1 Zoom lessons, with the possibility of renewal and of growing your studio to 10+ students over time. We have a limited number of teaching fellowships available, but are working hard to increase capacity.