Music in the Somerset Hills
For the Teaching Professional
The Teaching Associates Program (TAP) can only benefit private music instructors and their students.
Benefits Teachers and Students
- Completely free for teachers!
- Assistance in setting-up studio recitals
- Finding space
- Web presence
- Teacher controlled, personal web site
- Personalized MISH e-mail address
- Advertising at MISH events
- Flexibility to set own teaching hours
- Flexibility to set own teaching fees
- High-quality student opportunities:
- Master class opportunities and participant discounts
- Honors recitals opportunities and participant discounts
- Yearly adjudications: student evaluations by fellow Teaching Associates
- Networking with a group of teaching professionals
Minimal Teacher Obligations
- No financial obligation from members
- Teaching Associates must volunteer for one day of annual student Adjudications (to work as an actual adjudicator)
- Students should be encouraged to participate in yearly Adjudications (students pay a $10-15 administrative fee)
- Demonstrate regular Professional Development
- May include other studio recitals and personal performing engagements.
- Teaching Associates should update web site as appropriate
Keys to Success: Teacher Vetting
- Demonstration Lesson (either live or video of lesson)
- Interview (can be video chat, in person, or by phone)
- Teacher must have a formal background in instrument area (undergraduate or graduate concentration or primary instrument preferred)
If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Associate, please click here to go to the online application.
If you would like more information about the Teaching Associates Program for you or a music instructor you know, please contact the Director of Music Education, Matthew LaPine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.