Piano Instructor

Austin, MN
Part Time
Entry Level

LOCATION:         Austin

Onsite and in-person instruction; occasional remote instruction

SCHEDULE:         Weekday afternoons and evenings, Saturdays

STATUS:              Exempt; part-time

Job Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining high standards of teaching expertise. The instructor teaches individual piano lessons for students of varying levels (beginning to advanced) with an emphasis on a candidate who is energetic and able to engage with the very young beginner.


  • Foster a positive learning environment
  • Establish a good rapport with students and families, encouraging open discussion
  • Provide expert music instruction to individuals and groups of students, including demonstrating the playing of the piano in lessons and playing with the student
  • Manage studio and group classes, including recruitment, lesson planning, scheduling, registration paperwork, Outlook calendar maintenance, phone calls, and communication
  • Participation in the keyboard department, including attending department meetings
  • Engagement in the overall work and mission of MacPhail Center for Music
  • Compliance with our COVID-19 policies

Education:  A degree or certification in music or music education, or the equivalent.

Experience:  Minimum of three years of piano studio teaching all ages and skill levels of which a significant portion is with very young beginners. Experience teaching small groups preferred. Experience teaching diverse styles of music preferred.

Skills & Abilities. Effective communication skills. Demonstrated cultural competency skills and commitment to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Physical Demands:  Frequently (approximately 2/3 of the day) sitting, repetitive wrist motion, grasping/pinching, bending at knees, and twisting at the neck. Occasionally (approximately 1/3 of the workday) lifting (up to approximately 10 lbs), standing, keyboarding, writing, bending at waist, twisting at the waist and turning/pivoting.


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