We are currently looking for enthusiastic
VOICE, GUITAR, PIANO & DRUM TEACHERS
to join the Singer’s Edge family.
***The online application below is for music teacher applicants only. If you are applying for other positions, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that it may take a few weeks or more to review application submissions.***
Teach The Music You Love and Leave The Rest To Us …
AT SINGER’S EDGE, TORONTO’S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCHOOL!
Our teachers are chosen for their extensive musical background in their specific instrument discipline, and for their genuine dedication to teaching.
Interested in teaching for the fastest growing music school in Toronto?
We are seeking out-going, motivated, fun music teachers to work for a progressive, organized, professional company in a beautiful location. STOP DRIVING ALL OVER THE GTA and COME TEACH WITH US!!!
Our students have included Grammy winner The Weeknd, Juno winners Hollerado & Alyssa Reid, broadway performers, jazz singers, film actors, and many more.
Our innovative program has been condensed into a highly regarded book The Singer’s Instinct and has been used by prominent international institutions like Disney, Paul McCartney’s LIPA, Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, Japan School Of Music, and more!
Here are the TOP FIVE REASONS why you should work for SINGER’S EDGE:
1. Singer’s Edge does all bookwork, billing and collections for you. You are able to focus on teaching – what you LOVE to do! Arranging for a performance space on your own is a hassle and costly. We take care of that for you.
2. You may choose the hours you are available to teach. We carefully match students to the best teacher possible, and will fill your available hours as we can.
3. You don’t have time for the billing and scheduling and parent issues that are associated with teaching independently. At Singer’s Edge, we will handle this for you. When you are hired you enjoy a worry-free experience as a professional instructor. Let us focus on the business and advertising and marketing. You just enjoy teaching.
4. Don’t work for a huge impersonal company that doesn’t care about filling your schedule. Stop driving from house to house and all around the GTA. Don’t work on the sales floor of a retails store! Instead, sit in our beautiful studio and get paid even if your student does not show up!
5. Teach the next generation of great musicians. You can make a difference! At Singer’s Edge, we expect a lot out of our students. By having high standards, we are accomplishing great and exciting things. We select top musicians who are skilled at working with children and adult students. Our families are assured of the highest quality experience when they enrol with Singer’s Edge. Maybe their next teacher will be YOU!!
WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU:
• Manage all billing, collection of fees and payment plans for students
• Purchase books for your students – no spending hours at the music store or worries about getting reimbursed!
• Meet with you monthly to discuss teaching ideas, up-coming events and any other questions
• Recruit all students, assign you as their teacher, provide their orientation to FSM and care for their registration process
• Support you 100% in your teaching
• Provide you with students in a beautiful studio environment
• Provide advertising and student recruiting
• Pay you each month by direct deposit
• Provide you with complimentary cutting-edge training for our voice program.
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU:
• Teaching schedule through the summer
• Agreement with Singer’s Edge Policies
• Professional attitude and appearance
• Open to progressive teaching ideas
If you are interested in applying for a teaching position after reading this, please visit our application link below
5 Clarence Square
Toronto, On, M5V 1H1
No Phone Calls Please.
We hire teachers with university training and/or real world performance experience in their instrument specialty. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Singer’s Edge is a privately owned school that was founded in 2000.
We are the fastest growing music teaching school in the GTA with over 200 happy students attending weekly classes. About 90% of our students are over 18 years old. We welcome younger students but our urban market area has resulted in a student base of mainly adults.
We realize that most of our students will not become professional musicians. We provide a fun but educational environment with a well organized administrative team and first rate equipment and facilities.
Music Teaching Positions
As 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 in 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 advertising you do not have to pay out a percentage to overhead costs. There are also downsides of teaching in your home or 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.
The other downside of teaching on your own can be the difficulty in enforcing your attendance and payment policies. No one likes being a collection agent. It can be difficult to concentrate on your teaching while trying to keep track of who owes money and to make sure you are paid.
If you are teaching on your own, it can also be difficult to enforce your teaching policies and have your time respected. For example, if a student tells you they are going to Disney World for the next two weeks, it can be difficult to still make them pay for their lesson time. Many students will refuse to pay for those missed lessons because they will think: “I’m not getting my lesson so why should pay?”
Chances are you can’t book another student in that lesson time for just 2 weeks, so if you don’t charge the student in Disney World, you have just lost 2 weeks of pay. If that scenario happens a couple of times per month it can greatly reduce your earnings.
Now let’s look at teaching at a music school. The downside is you don’t get paid as much per student. Teaching rates that in-home teachers and music schools charge are usually pretty similar. So the pay per student to the teacher is lower because of rent, instrument expenses, receptionists, advertising, taxes and other expenses. The upside can be having a consistently full schedule of students each day. Being paid a little less per student but having 10 or 11 students in a day will mean you earn more overall.
Another upside to teaching at our music school is that you do not have any collections hassles. You only have to focus on the teaching. Also, our music school provides a professional educational environment that is stimulating to the students. It is also free from distractions found in a home such as ringing phones or doorbells, TVs and noisy family members.
Those are the general differences between teaching on your own and teaching in a music school or store.
Here are more reasons why music teachers choose to teach at our school over all other choices:
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 students register and start lessons in September. Most music schools only advertise in late August and September for new students.
At our school 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 spend thousands on advertising through internet, 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 or June.
2. Extras are taken care of – your only responsibility is to teach:
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. There are scheduled make-up workshops throughout the year and these are taught as group lessons. 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…
We are very selective in who we hire at Singer’s Edge. Potential teachers go through a detailed interview process, a live musical performance review, a criminal back-ground check, reference check, school observation, and a meeting with our Administrative Team. Our Director, with over 20 years experience, personally makes all of the hiring decisions at Singer’s Edge.
We invite you to look at the posted Faculty Biographies in our lobby. You will be amazed at the vast musical experiences that are represented at our School. You can’t help but notice the years and years of music study, lessons started from when they were very young, hours and hours of practicing, as well and honors, awards, performances, famous groups and performers they have played with, master classes they participated in around the world, scholarships and competitions they have won, scads of recitals and concerts performed at professional music halls, as members of cruise ship bands, country club and restaurant gigs, churches of all denomination, bluegrass festivals and big band jazz groups – just to mention a few!
Our teachers care about their students and delight in seeing them develop into intermediate and advancing independent musicians. They are vibrant, brilliant, personable, and encouraging. They will impart to you all that you are open to learn from them. We have a great location, and wonderful facilities, but we believe that it is our Faculty that will draw you here for years to come.
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as: York University, Humber College, Berkley College of Music, University of Toronto, Musicians Institute, and more.
Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the Canada, US, Asia and Europe and have years and years of professional performance and teaching experience.
In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, so they get to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
Testimonials From Our Teachers:
“This is the by far the best job I’ve ever had. I could not be happier to be a part of the team. I’m very excited with my future here at the school.”
– M.D. Voice & Guitar Teacher
“The owner is very caring towards the staff and is a great boss. I worked for another school before where the owner was terrible with business. Sometimes it would take weeks to get paid. Not here. You can tell that Brandon is very skilled at what he does, runs the business very well, and thinks highly of his staff.”
– J.M. Voice & Piano Teacher