Making Music Matters

PO Box 320442
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Date Posted:
September 14, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Instrumental Music Instructors for Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet and Violin


Making Music Matters is currently seeking part-time instructors and substitutes for our current school year.

Making Music Matters instructors teach weekly group instrumental music lessons on flute, clarinet, trumpet and violin to students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the Boston Public Schools. Individual classes have up to 10 students. Lessons take place during school hours and are approximately 50 minutes long. The program runs for 30 weeks, from late September to early June, with breaks for school vacations and school testing.

Instructors must be able to motivate and work with students of varying degrees of experience and ability. Instructors  prepare students for concerts in school, annual Spring Concert, and events in the community. Instructors are also expected to attend faculty meetings 3 to 4 times a year.

· Bachelor’s degree in music, Master’s degree preferred.

· Prior teaching experience. Teaching experience in inner city public schools is a plus.

· Strong desire and demonstrated flexibility to work with students ages 8 to 12 in varying degrees of experience and ability.

· Availability in some part on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during in-school hours (8:35am – 3:00pm)

· Must be available for one evening Spring concert, time to be determined.

· Ability to teach multiple instruments in our curriculum is a plus.

· Ability to work in-person at our partner schools in Roslindale/West Roxbury.
How To Apply:
To apply, please email with your resume and a brief letter of interest. Please specify the instruments that you are able to teach and your availability during schools days.
Apply by:
September 21, 2022
65.00 / Per hour
About this Organization:
Making Music Matters! [MMM!] is a collaborative school-based, grant-funded, parent-driven program providing 30 weeks of free, group instrumental lessons in clarinet, flute, trumpet, and violin to @420 students in Grades 3, 4, & 5 during regular school hours in 6 Boston Public Schools and offering several in-school and community performance opportunities during the year. MMM promotes authentic family involvement: parents serve as Parent Liaisons, volunteers, fundraisers, assistant program managers, grantwriters, and advocates. MMM is committed to ensuring equity of access to quality arts education welcoming all students without auditions. MMM is deliberately inclusive and enrolls students from all educational settings in each school. Students come from Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and West Roxbury neighborhoods.