Piano Accompanist

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Education Through Music-Los Angeles

Purpose: Education Through Music-Los Angeles is seeking volunteers with a background in piano accompaniment. You will be assisting our teachers as an accompanist 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

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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.


We'll work with your schedule.


The Greater Los Angeles AreaLos Angeles, CA 90001



  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Child Development
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Music Arts
  • Youth Services
  • General Education




  • Background Check
  • About 6 hours per concert
  • Livescan and TB test

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