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Music Program Teacher Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Education Through Music-Los Angeles

Program Vollys

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 our 36 partner schools throughout Los Angeles County. We work with you to find a school close to where you are located.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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,

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About Education Through Music-Los Angeles



Mission Statement

ETM-LA is a non-profit organization that provides weekly, yearlong music instruction in the disciplines of violin, cello, guitar, recorder, chorus and general music to underserved schools. ETM-LA serves schools where over 95% of the population is minority. Our mission is to promote the sustainable integration of music into the curricula of at-risk schools, and to provide music instruction to EVERY CHILD regardless of musical ability, social economic status or disability. Independent studies have shown that children who play instruments score higher on test scores and excel in all areas. ETM-LA makes music education a reality for thousands of children who would otherwise have limited or no exposure to the arts.


Education Through Music-Los Angeles provides high-quality music education to students in disadvantaged schools in Los Angeles County. ETM-LA partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject for all children and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve our student's academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence. Our primary activity is forming long-term partnerships with Los Angeles County schools through in-school music education programs. We aim to help principals establish and sustain school-wide music education programs within the Common Core Curriculum. As an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, Education Through Music-LA is based on the ETM(r) model that has successfully revitalized communities in New York City for 25 years.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


The Greater Los Angeles AreaLos Angeles, CA 90001



  • Mentoring
  • Music Theory
  • Child Development
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • String Instrument




  • 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

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