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A summer which hits the right note.

Music Teaching Jobs

Are you?

Creative, Enthusiastic, Passionate, Rhythmical

Bonus Qualifications

ABRSM Grade 8 award

Why should I teach music at camp?

Music and DJ jobs abroad are incredibly fun, especially at summer camp - from performing with campers to helping them progress on their skills - this is the dream job for anyone who loves music and would like the opportunity to teach music abroad.

Camp directors are looking for those who can play an instrument to a high standard, you should look to show and demonstrate your expertise, skill and passion. Having experience teaching, is a definite bonus and you should look tell us how you would lead a fun class for campers at camp.

What does a music teacher at summer camp do?

From an acoustic ballad round the campfire to a full orchestral symphony - music activities can vary quite a lot at camp. Camps will be looking for staff to specialise in individual instruments as well as DJs, AV technicians and camp radio hosts. Music at camp is a dynamic and exciting department, it's definitely not quiet.

For the majority, music sessions will consist of small group sessions learning songs and techniques on either the guitar or piano. These sessions will run between mornings and afternoons but music teachers will likely also play a bigger part in camp-wide activities, whether being the musical director for the theatre department or your very own rock show.

You should bring enthusiasm and talent. In the other corner, as the camp DJ, you should be able to confidently cut and blend music, helping teach the campers to lay their own tracks either on the decks or digitally. It’s all about making fun music and making music fun.

Teaching music at Camp was a fantastic experience - be it teaching experienced players, or children and young adults who’ve never played a note in their life. Having talented and beginner musicans playing together brought the Camp community together through my own passion, which I loved.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I make my music teacher application stand out?

As with other music jobs abroad, it's about your own skill level and making sure you have the experience. Look to local lessons and for advice from ABRSM (the Royal schools of music) for advice on qualifications and teaching. Your application will also heavily benefit from adding performances and clips of your work to your showcase - let the music do the talking and show camp why you are perfect for the job.

How do I become a music instructor at camp?

When you begin your application you’ll be asked to select your top skills. You’ll be able to choose your specialised skill set - music, DJ or orchestral - go into detail about what you’re going to bring to the role, your skill level and if you’re already qualified. A camp director will then be able to assess if you’re a good fit and invite you to their camp.

How many children should I expect to teach in one lesson?

Campers will come down to the session as a division (age group). Divisions can range from 10-30 campers. You’ll have the assistance of counselors but it will be up to you to instruct a small group.

Spend your summer teaching music at camp in America.