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Music Educator for Young Girls Percussion Ensemble

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Human Development Institute

  • 1 person is interested

The Human Development Institute announces a Fund for Excellence project called "Empowering Young Girls through the Percussive Arts," and is looking for a music educator to help facilitate and teach.

Job Duties Include:

  • Develop curriculum of music, percussion, performance, and history of women in percussion
  • Serve as teacher for weekly rehearsals
  • Serve as support for planning alongside Project Director
  • Work directly with young girls (sixth grade)
  • Direct final performance
Other Requirements

  • Experience working with students with disabilities (developmental, physical, intellectual, etc.)
  • Must have experience in Music Education
  • This project is to promote inclusion in percussion and female empowerment, so a female instructor is highly preferred.
  • Percussion specialty is preferred, but not required
  • Must be comfortable teaching in a virtual setting
Project Background

This is a pilot project aimed at teaching young girls about music, percussion, and performance. This will be an inclusive class that is accessible to all girls. Support to fully participate (aside from a computer and internet access) will be provided as needed. Young girls (6th grade) will meet once a week for an extracurricular activity to learn how to read and interpret music, the history of percussion and female percussionists, and performance etiquette. At the end of the pilot, participants will perform a virtual concert and be evaluated based on mental health, self-empowerment, and musical knowledge. A course evaluation will be conducted.

The teacher will be paid $50/hour for 20 hours of work over a 5 month period, totaling $1,000. A background check may be required.

Please send a resume and cover letter to haley.potter@uky.edu if interested.

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About Human Development Institute


126 Graham Ave, Lexington, KY 40508, US

Mission Statement

To promote the inclusion, independence, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families throughout the lifespan. We achieve our mission through education, research and evaluation, information sharing, leadership, and advocacy across Kentucky and the nation.


Established in 1969, HDI is a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky and part of a nationwide network of University Centers for Excellence. The Centers were established by federal legislation to promote team-based approaches to provide services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Since its inception, the Institute has worked to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Promoting independence, productivity, and inclusion throughout life for persons with disabilities and their families requires leadership and the courage to be creative innovators.

At HDI we develop strategies that will further the state-of-the-art, and we strive to be leaders within the University community, the state, and the nation as we work within our challenging and complex mission.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Music Arts
  • Music Theory
  • Percussion Instrument


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Must be at least 18
  • The teacher will be paid $50/hour for 20 hours of work over a 5 month period, totaling $1,000.

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