Sing Play Learn Music Instructor

Rochester, MN
Part Time
Sing Play Learn
Entry Level

STATUS:            Exempt; part time – weekdays as scheduled

LOCATION:       Rochester, MN

Job Summary

The Sing Play Learn (SPL) Instructor is responsible for teaching MacPhail SPL curriculum to children aged six weeks to eight years, including parent and child classes in-person and online, in MacPhail locations and partnerships in Rochester, MN. The instructor works with others in the SPL department to develop curriculum, increase retention and promote MacPhail SPL.


  • Teach integrated arts music classes to children ages six weeks to eight years from a variety of MacPhail curriculums, including parent/child classes.
  • Attend to the needs of the children, group and parents including any parent concerns
  • Prepare materials and teaching environment for classes.
  • Attend departmental meetings, all-school meetings, workshops and special events that relate to the SPL department
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities in music education, early childhood education, and related disciplines, including assisting and training in other curriculums
  • Plan and review curriculum with other SPL teachers
  • Communicate with parents as requested to educate, increase retention and market SPL programs
  • Compliance with COVID-19 policies
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Minimum BA/BS in music or music education, BA in arts-related area with demonstrated proficiency in music (singing, reading music, rhythm, basic understanding of classroom instruments, etc.), or completing the MacPhail SPL Music Instructor Training Program.

Experience: Minimum 2 years teaching experience with young children (birth – 3rd grade) preferred. Work with diverse populations preferred. Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and/or music therapy experience desirable.

Knowledge and Skills:  Knowledge of or interest in learning about early childhood development. Demonstrated age-appropriate classroom management skills. Positive, energetic attitude and strong professionalism. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with children and adults. Flexible and adaptable.

Physical Demands:  Frequent walking, sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, and lifting, approx. 15-20 lbs.  Ability to move and be physically active to effectively mentor kinesthetic learners.


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