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PT Music Instructor-Audio Production

Department: 1301 N.WESTERN AVE
Location: Los Angeles, CA

As our direct care staff work with youth that are 18-24 years old, we require that applicants are at least 25 years old. 

The day/hours for this position are Wednesdays and Thursdays 7-9 PM  


Job Description


JOB TITLE:                    Music Instructor                                           

                                          Audio Production 


DIVISION:          Safe Haven Shelter                                                   

STATUS:                         Non-Exempt


REPORTS TO:               Music Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Music Coordinator, the Music Instructor is responsible for providing clients with instrumental lessons using their technical knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, and their own established teaching techniques.  Essential functions of the position include: planning weekly studio work based on an eight-week teaching outline, developing an instructional plan using individualized ability assessments, and maintaining a calm and effective learning environment and instruct students in the fundamentals of the Audio Production music appreciation. The Music Instructor is also responsible for providing the Music Coordinator with individual assessments of each studentís progress at the end of the whole session, with recommendations on further study.



  1. 1.      Plan weekly studio work based on an eight-week teaching outline.

2.   Prepare lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of clients.

3.   Develop an instructional plan using individualized ability assessments conducted with the Music Coordinator.

4.   Evaluate studentsí interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable instruction for beginners and the moderately advanced.

5.   Instruct students in music theory, sight reading, composition, and music appreciation.

6.   Promote a safe and engaging classroom environment.

7.   Staff may be required to accompany clients on field trips to musical performances.

8.   Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


EDUCATION:              State required education: H.S. Diploma or GED is required. Bachelors preferred.

EXPERIENCE:            Minimum of one-year teaching experience, and one year working with at-risk youth.  Must be a self-starter, and a team player with the ability to work with other staff.

SKILLS:                         Ability to plan, organize, and direct musically therapeutic activities that engage the clients and influence behavioral and psychological changes that can lead to restoration, maintenance, and increased comprehension of self, environment, and new physical abilities.  Must be able to work with clients of varying degrees of skill, have good organizational skills, and the ability to communicate with members, clients, vendors and the public.


TRANSPORTATION: Must have a valid California Driverís license and a good driving record.


CONDITIONS:             General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.  Some weekend/holiday work may be required.







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