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In-home Music Teacher - Paid downtime, Health Benefits

Start the summer with a studio that covers your health benefits, and takes care of you!

Teacher-founded, teacher-run, and local, Piano Power has been a great home for Chicago-area musicians for over 15 years.

We are proud to be the most teacher-friendly lessons provider in the Chicago area:

  • We provide health insurance to instructors teaching 4+ days per week during our prime-time hours. 75% premium coverage, with a gold-level equivalent plan.
  • We offer excellent compensation: an introductory hourly rate of $37-41, based on experience and instrumentation.
  • Pay keeps up with inflation: guaranteed yearly cost-of-living/inflation raises -- as well as yearly performance-based evaluations/raises.
  • Your driving time in between lessons is compensated at Chicago minimum wage.
  • We focus, first and foremost, on teacher well-being: Our core value is that happy teachers make happy students.
  • You set your own teaching days and hours, as long as you have at least two days a week to teach, you can make this a part-time or a full-time job.
  • The quality of your work experience is paramount. We get to know you and then provide you with customized teacher/student matches. Our aggressive screening, strong cancellation policy, and zero-tolerance anti-harassment policy result in families who are friendly, engaged, and committed to regular lessons.
  • Compensation reviews are annual, and based on clear performance metrics.
  • Hands-on mentorship, training, and lessons are available for professional growth and help when you need it. Our lead teachers are always standing by to help with tricky students, or pedagogical issues.
  • Your schedule is organized and streamlined: scheduling, billing, client communication, and efficient house-to-house routing are handled by our stellar administrative team.

We're interested in candidates who fit any of the following descriptions:

  • Younger-kid experts: beginner piano teachers with expertise and experience working with younger kids (ages 5 and 6).
  • Multi-instrumentalists: beginner piano teachers who also teach guitar, drums, or voice. Basic piano sight-reading skills required.
  • Advanced piano teachers: pop, jazz, and classical are all welcome.

Candidates should be:

  • Energetic, relaxed, fun, and great with kids.
  • Able to teach music fundamentals.
  • Able to sight read on piano comfortably at an early-intermediate level (e.g., Faber & Faber Level 3A).
  • Able to arrange a simple pop song -- single-note melody plus chords or bass -- for a beginner musician using your ear & instrument.
  • Capable of helping a student develop a simple compositional idea.
  • Car owners (Car ownership is *required*, since we provide in-home lessons in Chicago and the northern suburbs).
  • Available to teach at least two days a week during our prime teaching hours (Monday through Thursday 3-9pm)
  • Responsible, punctual, and communicative.
  • Fully vaccinated against covid-19.
  • Interested in teaching lessons that are as much about mentorship & camaraderie as they are about excellent music education.

Teachers who currently work with another studio: we'd like to work with you on a transition that gives you ample time to wrap up your current teaching schedule, and minimizes the gap in income that can happen when switching studios. We know how hard it is to say goodbye to your old students, and how difficult it is to be left with an income gap while you build a new schedule. We'll work with you to make this transition as painless as possible.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Please head to or click here to apply.

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: $37-41/hr
Location: Chicago & Northern Suburbs