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Online Music Teacher [Instrumental, Vocal, Music Production, Technology]

Job Details

Location: Anywhere (Remote - see supported countries)
Job Types: Contractor-1099 (Full-Time, Part-Time)
Pay Range: $50-60
Benefits: N/A
US Work authorization: Not required
Onboarding cost: FREE
Company: Tissimo
Headquarters: Fairfield, CA, United States
Tissimo team: About us

Before Applying

1) Review supported countries section to ensure you qualify. We cannot approve applications of candidates from unsupported countries.
2) This role requires experience and/or education in music. We cannot approve applications without relevant experience and/or education. Teachers can provide proof of college education by uploading college diploma(s) and receive an education verified badge.
3) This role requires candidates to interview and audition to demonstrate ability to play the instrument or a deep understanding of the musical subject. Successful interviews and auditions grant candidates an auditioned/interviewed badge.

Video Demo Submission

After applying online, and before your application is approved, we will need a demo video from you.
What has changed?
We are requesting the video demonstration to be submitted to us via email instead of live during the interview.  
Why this change?
We are responding to our teacher applicants' request. This allows for better quality video, and gives you the opportunity to plan a script, shoot the video and edit it as professionally as you like.
What should the video contain?
The video should be your teacher profile video for students to learn about your skills, experience, education, teaching style, or any other information that would be useful for students to learn.
How long should the video be?
Anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
See an example teacher profile video here.
Video file too large to send via email?
If the video you prepared is too large, and your email client does not allow you to send very large attachments, you may first upload your video to Google drive, then email us the link to the file with the correct sharing permissions to ensure we can view and download the video file.
Can I apply without submitting a video file?
Not at this time.
The ability to make videos to communicate your offerings with prospective students is a big part of teaching online. Without this ability or the willingness to learn, it will be quite challenging to get online students.
Students are looking to form a human connection with their teacher. Each student has unique needs and preferences and teacher profile videos immensely help students identify the right music teacher.
Should I submit additional videos of my playing?
Only one video file for the teacher profile is required.
Additional performance videos are welcome and help our talent team to assign the correct instruments/subjects and levels on your teacher account.
Send additional performance videos as YouTube links instead of email file attachments.

Job Description

This is a 100% remote/online music teacher role.
Grow your music studio from the convenience of your home using state of the art tools and technologies geared specifically towards music teaching and learning.
Be in complete control of your teaching schedule.

Teach music lessons online for Beginner, Intermediate and/or Advanced level(s).
Plan lessons according to student level, goals and needs.
Manage assignments for gradual student progress.
Use our platform tools to create a memorable learning experience for the student.
Clearly explain methods to allow students to understand how to practice and prepare for the next lesson.
Annotate built-in or uploaded sheet music for the student.
Record examples to help student understanding of musical concepts - where applicable.

English fluency (written and spoken) is required.  
Education: Bachelor’s (preferred)
Experience: 2 years (preferred)
Independent contractors or freelance workers are responsible for paying their own taxes, filing required government forms and obtaining their own benefits including worker's compensation, disability, etc.

Specialized tools for teaching and learning music

Live video classroom with multi camera (multi device) setup for both teachers and students.
Sheet music in XML/MIDI format that the student can hear before learning. 
Students and teachers can also upload sheet music in PDF format.
Sheet music can be annotated with important notes such as dynamics, finger numbers, text, etc. as applicable.
Built in Metronome can be started/stopped by teachers to allow students to focus on their instrument.
Metronome has a preset function to allow teachers and students to recall a tempo and time signature with ease.
Tone generator provides a selectable tone for students to tune their instrument where applicable.
Messaging with attachments capability provides a convenient way for students and teachers to communicate and share important files such as backing tracks or worksheet images.
Built-in calendar allows teachers to manage their availability to suit their schedule needs.
Teachers can create and manage Student Assignments in the form of notes with personalized categories.
We provide teachers a private student notes section to make lesson planning a breeze.
Students can also create private notes to recall important information and maintain records.
Course creation is provided for teachers to showcase their unique areas of expertise.
Music Notepad is provided to students and teachers as an interactive tool to learn and teach music notation and music theory concepts.
Visual instruments (Piano and Guitar) with custom color light-up notes (keys or frets) are provided to students and teachers as interactive learning and teaching tools for music theory.

Empowering our teachers

Teachers set their own prices for courses.
Flexible schedule - students book lessons during teachers’ self-defined availability.
Teachers define teaching policies for allowed reschedule and cancellation time frames.

Acceptable instruments and subjects/majors

Music production: Mixing and Mastering, Digital Audio Workstations (i.e. Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Garage Band, Pro Tools)
Technology: Cycling74 Max/MSP/Jitter, Generative Composition using Java Script or similar, Digital Signal Processing, MIDI Protocol.
Theoretical: Music Theory, Solfege, Dictation, Ear Training, Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition.
Voice: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass.
Strings: Violin, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Double Bass/Contrabass, Bass Guitar/Electric Bass, Harp, Lute, Viola da Gamba, Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele.
Brass: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Tuba, Cornet.
Woodwinds: Piccolo, Flute, Pan Flute/Panpipes/Syrinx, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Harmonica, Bagpipes, Ocarina, Recorder, English Horn.
Percussion: Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Drums.
Keys: Piano, Organ, Clavichord, Celesta, Accordion, Bayan, Concertina, Synthesizer.

Supported countries 

Teachers from the following countries may apply:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Additional countries will be added in the future. Check back periodically if you reside in a currently unsupported country.