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Include These Piano Teacher Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in music, music education or a related field
- At least five years of experience playing the piano
- Certification from a relevant organization
- Ability to read and write sheet music
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to explain complex information in a simple way
- Attention to detail
- High level of organization
- Knowledge of various genres of music and their applications to the piano, such as classical, jazz and more
The cover letter below exemplifies similar skills and qualifications:
Dear Mr. Gutierrez,
I am submitting my resume for the position of Piano Teacher. With 15 years of piano experience, a bachelor’s degree in music education, certification from a nationally recognized organization and two years of experience teaching students independently, I am confident that I would make a valuable addition to the Pierce Piano School faculty.
My professional experience includes coaching dozens of students of all levels and ages, teaching skills that range from basic scales to classical overtures to modern jazz, successfully teaching students to read sheet music, communicating with younger students’parents and organizing recitals. Over the course of my career thus far, I have learned that compassion, communication, and encouragement are just as essential to imparting musical knowledge as technical skill.
Below are a few highlights of my qualifications and experience:
Began studying the piano at the age of 8 at the New Music School
Placed within the top 10 contestants four years in a row at the Hoffman Music Center’s Youth Piano Competition
Earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University
Became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association
Taught young children, teenagers and adults alike how to play the piano in a fun and accessible way
Planned individual students’lessons to focus on proper technique and the formation of good habits
Planned group lessons to utilize the strength and improve the weaknesses of each student involved
Communicated with parents to design the best possible curriculum and practice routine for their child
Organized recitals for 30+ student performers and 60+ attendees
I hope to have the opportunity to share my piano expertise and love of teaching with the students at Pierce Piano School.
I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration, and I look forward to discussing this position with you further.
All the best,