Music Session Leader Internship - Help minds find their melody through music!


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Tue May 31, 2016 - Fri Mar 31, 2017


2103 Coral WayMiami, FL, FL 33145


Mind&Melody is a nonprofit organization implementing interactive music programs at healthcare facilities for individuals experiencing Alzheimer's. We bring live performances, teach the basics of music theory, and have created a color-coding system that helps our participants play sheet music and create their own music.

We are a team of individuals dedicated to helping minds find their melody through music! Over the past two years, we have established five chapters of Mind&Melody across Florida at FIU, FAU-Boca, FAU-Jupiter, UF, and FSU. Our organization runs 100% on volunteers. We currently have six Mind&Melody programs running state-wide and are looking to create ten more programs by the end of this year!

So if you want to be part of carrying out this vision and are excited about helping people through music, this session leader internship was made for you! You will be able to use your teaching skills and personality to engage with participants and help brighten their day!

Session Leader Intern - Job Description Mind&Melody

May - August 2016

This job description outlines the objective, primary responsibilities and/or requirements and qualifications of the Session Leader Intern.

Objective: The Session Leader Intern will be responsible for leading the entire music session by teaching the participants the lesson and directing all the planned activities, such as singing songs and playing games. They are also responsible for training new members by helping them make a session plan and practicing running the session with them.

Reports to: President

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Leading the music session

  • Creating the lesson plan which should include:

    • Chronological list of all planned activities for the session

    • Estimate of how long each activity will take

    • Songs which will be sung and how this will be done (karaoke, guitar/piano accompaniment, etc.)

    • Certain key phrases or analogies that will be used to help participants understand the lesson

    • Backup plan

  • Being present at every session or as many as possible

  • Training new session leaders

    • Instructing them how to teach and interact with the participants

    • Helping them create a lesson plan

    • Practicing the session with them

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to communicate ideas and interact with others

  • Strong public speaking and teaching skills

  • Basic musical knowledge

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail (mainly for creating session plans)

  • Creativity and flexibility

  • Ability to adapt to unexpected situations

  • Proficiency in GoogleDrive

  • Proficiency in an instrument (preferred but not needed)

  • Desire to help others

Please contact and send resumes to:

Cristina Rodriguez, President & Co-founder


(305) 582-1006


  • Public Speaking
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Theory
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Singing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week
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