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Instructor - Music Production Program

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Third Street Music School seeks an instructor to expand our Music Production programs. The newest program area of the school, the Music Production program consists of up to three levels of courses, lab hours, and independent study in our state-of-the-art Recital Hall. The lab consists of multiple iMac computers, interfaces, and controllers. Additionally, the studio boasts a central desk with Ableton, Protools, and more, as well as an array of preamps and microphones.

For fall 2021, Third Street will offer two courses: Introduction to Electronic Music Making (8-12 years old) and Song Production & Creation (12-16 years old). Ideally, one qualified Instructor would be chosen to teach both courses.

Introduction to Electronic Music Making | Wednesdays 4:00 p.m.

This course is designed to teach students the basics of songwriting, beat making, and creating music by using hands-on, projected-based learning. It is a structured course that begins with a focus on basic compositional and musical elements, song forms, premade loops and samples, software/hardware functions, and basic sound recording. The class completes the year with a final project portfolio and performance.

Intermediate Song Production & Creation | Fridays 4:00 p.m.

Students develop and grow musical concepts and technical skills by writing more advanced music and utilizing more advanced software. This class includes full-length works, video media, and more. Topics include basic recording and engineering, sampling and synthesizers, advanced composition, plugins, and more. The class completes the year with a final project portfolio and performance.

Lab Hours | Wednesdays & Fridays 5:00 p.m.

Lab hours allow students the opportunity to continue working on projects or experimenting with new ideas on their own or under the supervision of the instructor. Students can also reserve time on the main desk to access the full suite of software and equipment.

There will be an emphasis placed on project-oriented learning, collaboration and self-evaluations, and music creation in all classes. This course will be taught on-site and in-person with the possibility of some students remote during the lab hours.

Additional teaching opportunities including independent production lessons and winter/summer production workshops may be available depending upon enrollment and programming needs.

DUTIES

TEACHING

  • Provide effective and sequential hands-on, project-based instruction for Music Production classes (2 1-hour classes/week)
  • Supervise weekly open lab periods (2 lab periods each week, 2 hours in total)
  • Set and communicate annual goals for each student
  • Exhibit effective classroom management skills
  • Determine each course's hardware and software requirements and coordinate with the director on licenses or acquisitions.
  • Take an active role in student recruitment, development, and retention of the program.
  • Develop specific and effective lessons plans based on the broad curriculum outline for the two courses

FACILITIES & PRODUCTION

  • Setup and strike lab equipment the hour before and following the end of every class or lab.
  • Assist Assistant Director of Production with inventory, management, and maintenance of recording equipment as needed
  • Perform any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the supervisor

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES – (ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION)

  • Collaborate with Assistant Director of Production to provide recording and mixing services for faculty, students, and/or outside clients as needed.

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will have a college degree in Sound Engineering (or equivalent) or Music Composition, four years of relevant experience in the field, and at least two years of teaching experience in the 8-16 age group. The right person for this position will be energetic, a self-starter, and somebody who will take ownership of the program, develop and grow it. This person will be patient, kind, collaborative, innovative, and possess the ability to work with a diverse population of students of all ages, parents, faculty, and staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching experience with students from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
  • Production and Songwriting teaching and professional experience
  • Proficiency in contemporary DAWs including Logic, Ableton, and Garageband software is required. Pro Tools and Cubase proficiency also recommended for advanced students.
  • Expertise with Mac computers
  • Strong knowledge of signal flow, microphone techniques, and engineering concepts
  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are required

Third Street Music School seeks an instructor to expand our Music Production programs. The newest program area of the school, the Music Production program consists of up to three levels of courses, lab hours, and independent study in our…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
235 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States

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