JobID 210 : Music Teacher (#1837738)
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Principal, the music teacher is responsible for teaching music education to pupils in grades PreK-8. Helps pupils grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments and listening and performs other duties directly related to this job description.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General: Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music to elementary pupils. Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time. Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible. Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils. Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required. Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.
Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities: Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary. Cooperation with Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs. Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress.
- Connecticut State Certification (049)
- Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
- Master’s Degree in related area preferred.