Purpose: Our Education Program Volunteers assist with many aspects of our in-school and after school music programs. Opportunities generally take place at our partner school sites and/or concert/event venues.
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 close to where you are located.
- Assisting teacher(s) in the classroom
- Assisting in instruction (technique, instrument positioning, sight-reading, etc.)
- Possible in-class accompaniment (if you play the piano or guitar)
- Assisting with survey distribution at winter and spring school concerts
Reports to Volunteer Coordinator at Education Through Music-Los Angeles
The Length of Appointment: Ongoing basis
Time Commitment: At least 1-2 hours once a week (Mon-Fridays between 8am-3:30pm) during the school year.
Qualifications: A passion for music and music education. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability. Prior experience working with children is a plus.
Support: Initial teacher introduction and classroom observation before starting as a volunteer.
Age Requirement: 16 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
Screening and Training: LiveScan Background check, TB skin test screening, and Mandated Reporter training
- Music Theory
- Child Development
- Keyboard Instrument
- Teaching / Instruction
- String Instrument
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per week
- TB test and background check needed to work directly with kids