Purpose: Education Through Music-Los Angeles is seeking volunteers with a background in piano accompaniment. You will be assisting our teachers as an accompanist in the classroom and/or for the holiday and spring concerts at our various partner schools. The concerts are a chance for all students to show their friends, families and community what they learned and a great opportunity to bear witness to the impact music education has had on them! If you are looking for ways to get involved and put your piano skills to use, this is a great opportunity.
Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject for all children. We utilize music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school and self-confidence.
Location: You will most likely be placed at one of a 25 partner schools throughout Los Angeles County. We work with you to find a school(s) close to where you are located.
- Piano Accompanist in-school and/or after school music programs
- Piano Accompanist during our spring and winter concerts
- Piano Accompanist at ETM-LA events throughout the year
Reports to Volunteer Coordinator at Education Through Music-Los Angeles
The Length of Appointment: Ongoing basis
- A passion for music and music education
- Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability
- Background in piano accompaniment
- Prior experience working with children is a plus.
Support: Initial teacher introduction and classroom observation before starting as a volunteer in the classroom.
Age Requirement: 18 yrs. old and up
Dress Code: Business Casual
Development opportunities: Can advance to become a program music teacher intern and/or teacher. This is also a perfect opportunity to gain experience in the classroom if you are interested in teaching yourself.
Benefits: Free quarterly teacher trainings. Get the opportunity to gain more playing experience
Screening and Training: LiveScan Background check, TB skin test screening, and Mandated Reporter training
How To Apply
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Education Through Music-Los Angeles to help provide music in disadvantaged schools! Please send a copy of your resume to the email address listed, and complete the volunteer application. You can find the application here.