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University Instructors

Do you attend one of our University Chapter schools (listed below)? If you so – 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. Lessons are held in person or online over Zoom, depending on local policies of our partner K-8 schools. If you’ve never taught over Zoom before, we have the resources and expertise to ensure you succeed.

  • NYU
  • Columbia University
  • Queens College
  • Boston University
  • CU Boulder
  • Carnegie Mellon

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Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists work with at-risk youth from all corners of the United States by teaching one-on-one music lessons. TA’s have completed their musical training with extensive teaching and performance experience and a passion for addressing inequities in music education. In addition to monetary compensation, Teaching Artists are offered professional development opportunities and mentorship with our impressive list of Grandmentors.

Teaching Artists who are accepted into our program will be considered to teach for Musical Mentors Online, Musical Mentors Academy, and Summer Sounds. Musical Mentors Online (MMO) offers private music instruction over Zoom to students from a variety of backgrounds, including students with disabilities, students who have experienced homelessness, and students who are new immigrants to the US. Musical Mentors Academy (MMA) offers subsidized in-person and online private music instruction for advanced students, providing them with additional lessons, meetings with Grandmentors, and other resources to help nurture their dedication to music. Summer Sounds is a six-week program that offers one-on-one instruction to existing MMO and MMA students in July and August as a way of closing education gaps that exist during the summer months. If you are interested in being a Musical Mentor and joining our roster of professional Teaching Artists, please complete the online application.

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