Volunteer Music Teacher Needed

Updated: Aug 20, 2019


Horizons for Youth is looking for an experienced guitar, piano and/or vocal instructor to lead private and small group music lessons at our shelter. Many of our clients have never had opportunities to participate in music classes, but they have a strong interest in music education. We are looking for a caring and talented musician to help foster a love of music and assist interested clients learn a new instrument or enhance their skills.


Key Responsibilities:

- Teaches skills in music understanding and appreciation

- Plans and executes lessons for each day and organizes time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time

- Provides individual and small group lessons and adapts the lessons to the needs of each youth

- Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible

- Helps find repertoire of all types of music that are appropriate for the skill levels and interests of students


Qualifications & Requirements:

- Experienced musician who plays piano, guitar and/or sings

- Previous experience providing music lessons

- Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and organizational skills

- Experience working with marginalized populations an asset

- Must complete and be clear of a Vulnerable Sector Screening

- Must be 18 or older


Hours: Monday evenings (7-9pm)


Start Date: As soon as possible


Commitment: We kindly ask for a minimum 6 month commitment


*This is a volunteer position. No financial compensation will be provided.


If interested, please submit your resume and a statement of interest by email to Stacey Murie, Development Associate, at stacey@horizonsforyouth.org . Please use the subject heading “Volunteer Music Teacher.” You can also contact Stacey with any questions about this role.

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