Want to be a part of a thriving music community? Then join our team of professional teachers at Potomac Music, the premier music lesson studio in Lorton, VA!

This position requires teacher availability: Weekday evenings from 4PM – 8PM; Saturdays 10AM – 4PM; or Sundays 12PM – 4PM.

We are currently seeking instructors for VOICE, PIANO, VIOLIN / VIOLA, CELLO, GUITAR, WOODWINDS, BRASS.

1099 Contractor Part-Time Benefits Include:

  • Newly renovated, oversized, beautiful private studios with new pianos and equipment

  • Competitive commission based pay

  • Group sized lesson rooms for studio classes, small recitals, etc

  • High level recruiting to fill up your schedule quickly, just arrive and teach

  • Team of professional administrative staff to facilitate a positive lessons experience for you, your students, and their families

  • Direct deposit and annual tax filing

Summary/Objective: Music lesson teachers will teach professional music lessons to children and adults. Lessons may be one-on-one or in a group setting. Music lesson teachers will provide in-person instruction to clients in a designated room or virtual instruction from the studio.

Essential functions:

  • Teach all levels of music instruction to a diverse population of students (children and adults.)

  • Build a professional rapport with students and parents of students (if applicable) by providing positive feedback on the progress of each student and establishing expected practice routines.

  • Collaborate and communicate with store personnel to maximize lesson experience.

  • Use the provided scheduling system to maintain your schedule and log in attendance.


Core Competencies:

  • Ability to teach interactive, engaging music lessons and retain students. Ability to start and end lessons on time.

  • Ability to effectively read daily calendar using the provided scheduling software.

  • Ability to teach and create music lesson curriculum tailored for each student, which may include popular music that students know and love.

  • Ability to motivate students by providing a positive, fun, and focused lesson experience.

  • Ability to use technology (text, email, scheduling systems, etc.) effectively to keep lines of communication and compliance open with clients and staff.

  • Optional ability to develop curriculum, lead, and motivate group classes (ensemble classes / camps).

Work Environment: Music lesson studio offering in-person (preferred) and virtual lessons.

Position type and expected hours of work: Part-time 1099 Contractor, teaching music lessons, primarily after school hours weekdays and on weekends.

Required Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Minimum three (3) years of college level music experience or three (3) years of music teaching/performance experience or a combination of both.

  • Full competency in applicable styles of music including playing techniques, repertoire, reading music, tabs, and chord symbols.

  • Patience to work with and clearly communicate with students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners

Preferred education and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education or Performance or a related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Professional experience teaching youth and/or beginner musicians.

Please send your resume to lessons@potomacmusic.com to apply.