Part-Time Piano Teacher

Irvine School of Music


$26/hr – $32/hr. Growth with school is based on your contributions to the team, the quality of your teaching, and ultimately student retention numbers.


As an employee of the school, you are eligible for California paid sick days and Calsavers retirement plan.

About Us

We are Irvine’s largest and fastest growing music school, and we have part-time teaching positions available. We are seeking dedicated and passionate part-time piano teachers to join our team. Founded in 2004, we have been voted by Parenting OC and Quality Business Awards as OC’s #1 music school dedicated to providing high-quality music education to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced. If you are a skilled pianist and enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge and love for music, we encourage you to apply.

We believe we are successful because we are equally committed to the happiness and success of our teachers and staff, as our students, and we offer ongoing professional development for our teachers through pedagogy training. We respect our teachers’ time by filling up their schedules with as many back-to-back students as possible, and our friendly and dedicated admin staff takes care of all administration including scheduling, concert coordination, and more so you get to focus on what you love most – teaching. Besides pedagogy training, we offer a variety of curriculum and performance opportunities in which your students will excel! Besides our open mic nights and seasonal concerts, our students have also enjoyed world class performance opportunities at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and Colburn School of Music.


Irvine School of Music, Irvine, CA – 15415 Jeffrey Road, Suite 202, Irvine, 92618

Teaching Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Instruct and inspire students of all levels, from beginners to advanced, in the art of piano playing – we have private and group teaching options, or both.
  • Develop and implement engaging lesson plans that cater to each student’s individual needs and goals.
  • Follow and implement school curriculum and medals system to motivate and organize learning for students
  • Foster a positive and encouraging learning environment that motivates students to excel in their musical journey.
  • Monitor and assess student progress and provide constructive feedback to students (and parents if students are below high school age!)
  • Prepare students for recitals, performances, and exams as needed.
  • Maintain regular communication with parents or guardians regarding student progress.
  • Stay up-to-date with current teaching methods and musical trends to enhance the quality of education provided.
  • Participate in school events and meetings as required.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music is required, or candidate must currently be enrolled in such a program. This position includes teaching both younger students and adults.
  • Willing and able to commute to Irvine
  • Candidates must be able to pass a Federal Background Check.
  • English fluency is a must.
  • Candidate must be enthused about pedagogy, is informed about reputable teaching method books for their respective instrument, and works well with both children and adults.
  • We require minimum 1-year commitment for applicants interested in non-substitute positions.
  • We are looking for energetic, experienced teachers who can inspire a love of music.
  • A vibrant and compassionate personality to connect with students of a variety of ages, levels, and goals, and a patient and caring demeanor to teach successfully students of a variety of ages, levels, and goals.
  • Positive company morale is a top priority: no bad apples and team players only.


  • Experience teaching children ages 5 and up, from beginner to advanced students.
  • Candidates with experience teaching both private and group classes and a desire to teach both formats. Further training provided for group teachers.
  • Experience teaching Jazz, Rock, Folk, and Pop styles in addition to Classical
  • Master’s degree in teaching area
  • Candidates with an interest to work with young children in our early childhood program that starts at age 18 Months.  Training will be provided for early childhood teachers
  • Experience teaching students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, Autism.
  • Experience teaching Advanced level students

“I have been teaching professionally over three decades and my experience at ISM has been a highlight to my teaching career. Soon entering my fifth year as a teacher at ISM, I am happy to say that each year has brought much joy through the connection with the wonderful students, dedicated, professional teachers, and a staff that supports the teachers and students, keeping everything running smoothly.”

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