Teach The Music You Love
and Leave The Rest To Us
AT THE FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC
“Providing students of all ages with
the skills to enjoy music for a lifetime.”
Our teachers are chosen for their extensive musical
background in their specific instrument discipline, and for their genuine dedication to
Interested in teaching for the fastest growing music school
in the North Texas Area?
We are seeking out-going, motivated, fun music teachers to work for a
progressive, organized professional company in a beautiful location. STOP DRIVING ALL OVER THE METROPLEX and COME
TEACH WITH US!!!
Here are the TOP FIVE REASONS why you
should work for the FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC:
1. FSM does all bookwork, billing and collections for you. You are able to
focus on teaching - what you LOVE to do! Arranging for a performance space on your own is a hassle and costly.
We take care of that for you.
2. You may choose the hours you are available to teach. We carefully match
students to the best teacher possible, and will fill your available hours as we can.
3. You don't have time for the billing and scheduling and parent issues
that are associated with teaching independently. At Frisco School of Music, we will handle this for you. When
you are hired you enjoy a worry-free experience as a professional instructor. Let us focus on the business and
advertising and marketing. You just enjoy teaching.
4. Don't work for a huge impersonal company that doesn't care about filling your
schedule. Stop driving from house to house and all around the metroplex. Don't work on the sales
floor of a retails store! Instead, sit in our beautiful studio and get paid even if your student does not show
5. Teach the next generation of great musicians. You can make a
difference! At FSM, we expect a lot out of our students. By having high standards, we are
accomplishing great and exciting things. We select top musicians who are skilled at working with children and
adult students. Our families are assured of the highest quality experience when they enroll with FSM. Maybe
their next teacher will be YOU!!
WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU:
- Manage all billing, collection of fees and payment plans for students
- Purchase books for your students - no spending hours at the music store or worries about getting
- Meet with you monthly to discuss teaching ideas, up-coming events and any other questions
- Recruit all students, assign you as their teacher, provide their orientation to FSM and care for their
- Support you 100% in your teaching
- Provide you with students in a beautiful studio environment
- Provide advertising and student recruiting
- Pay you each month by direct deposit
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU:
- Minimum one-year commitment
- Teaching schedule through the summer
- Agreement with FSM Policies
- Professional attitude and appearance
- Open to progressive teaching ideas
If you are interested in applying for a teaching position after
reading this or viewing our website please email or fax your resume to:
Frisco School of Music
9255 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75033
No Phone Calls Please.
We hire teachers with university training and/or real world
performance experience in their instrument specialty. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an
The Frisco School of Music is a privately owned school that was
founded in 2000.
We are the fastest growing music teaching school in North Texas
with over 950 happy students attending weekly classes. About 90% of our students are between 4 and 18 years
old. We welcome adult students but our suburban market area has resulted in a student base of mainly
We realize that most of our students will not become professional
musicians. We provide a fun but educational environment with a well organized administrative team and first
rate equipment and facilities.
As music teacher you can either teach privately in your house or in
student's homes, or you can teach in a music store or school - both have upsides and downsides. If you teach in
your home or in student's homes, the upside is you can keep all of the money you charge to the student. Since you
have no expenses like rent, a receptionist or advertising you do not have to pay out a percentage to overhead
costs. There are also downsides of teaching in your home or your student's homes. It can be hard to keep your
schedule constantly full with new students. Getting a full schedule can be difficult and expensive if you have to
run classified ads or small newspaper ads. Even if you are a good, well-liked teacher, it can take a long time for
referrals and word of mouth to fill your schedule. If you are driving to student's houses you also have to factor
in the driving time between students which limits the amount of teaching you can actually do.
The other downside of teaching on your own can be the difficulty
in enforcing your attendance and payment policies. No one likes being a collection agent. It can be difficult to
concentrate on your teaching while trying to keep track of who owes money and to make sure you are
If you are teaching on your own, it can also be difficult to enforce
your teaching policies and have your time respected. For example, if a student tells you they are going to Disney
World for the next two weeks, it can be difficult to still make them pay for their lesson time. Many students will
refuse to pay for those missed lessons because they will think: "I'm not getting my lesson so why should
Chances are you can't book another student in that lesson time
for just 2 weeks, so if you don't charge the student in Disney World, you have just lost 2 weeks of pay. If that
scenario happens a couple of times per month it can greatly reduce your earnings.
Now let's look at teaching at a music school. The downside is you
don't get paid as much per student. Teaching rates that in-home teachers and music schools charge are usually
pretty similar. So the pay per student to the teacher is lower because of rent, instrument expenses, receptionists,
advertising, taxes and other expenses. The upside can be having a consistently full schedule of students each day.
Being paid a little less per student but having 10 or 11 students in a day will mean you earn more
Another upside to teaching at our music school is that you do not
have any collections hassles. You only have to focus on the teaching. Also, our music school provides a
professional educational environment that is stimulating to the students. It is also free from distractions found
in a home such as ringing phones or doorbells, TVs and noisy family members.
Those are the general differences between teaching on your own and
teaching in a music school or store.
Here are more reasons why music
teachers choose to teach at our school over all other choices:
1. A constant flow of new students to keep schedules as full
Over the course of the year, students can move or quit. This can
leave a teacher with gaps or holes in their schedule. Most students register and start lessons in September. Most
music schools only advertise in late August and September for new students.
At our school we spend a lot of money on advertising and
marketing year round to keep our teacher's schedules as full as possible. Each year we spend thousands on
advertising through internet, yellow pages, direct mail, community publications and other media to constantly
attract new students. We are continually registering new students for our private music lessons even during
typically slower registration months like May or June.
2. Extras are taken care of - your only responsibility is to
At all of our locations we have full time front desk administrators
to handle all of the "details" of teaching. From scheduling to collecting fees or arranging an accompanist for
recitals, these details are handled by our administrators not the teacher. This means the teacher is free to focus
on teaching and not get bogged down by administration.
3. Your time is respected and you are paid whether or not
students show up:
Teachers are paid for lessons whether students attend or not. If a
student misses classes for school trips or holidays, the teacher is still paid. There are scheduled make-up
workshops throughout the year and these are taught as group lessons. If a student does not pay for their lessons or
has an uncollectible debt, the teacher is still paid. Our priority for our teachers is to make sure that your time
is not abused and your teaching day can be as productive as possible...
We are very selective in who we hire at the Frisco School of
Music. Potential teachers go through a detailed interview process, a live musical performance review, a criminal
back-ground check, reference check, school observation, and a meeting with our Administrative Team. Our degreed
Executive Director, with over 35 years of teaching experience, personally makes all of the hiring decisions at the
Frisco School of Music.
We invite you to look at the posted Faculty Biographies in our lobby.
You will be amazed at the vast musical experiences that are represented at our School. You can't help but notice
the years and years of music study, lessons started from when they were very young, hours and hours of practicing,
as well and honors, awards, performances, famous groups and performers they have played with, master classes they
participated in around the world, scholarships and competitions they have won, scads of recitals and concerts
performed at professional music halls, as members of cruise ship bands, country club and restaurant gigs, churches
of all denomination, bluegrass festivals and big band jazz groups - just to mention a few!
Our teachers care about their students and delight in seeing
them develop into intermediate and advancing independent musicians. They are vibrant, brilliant, personable, and
encouraging. They will impart to you all that you are open to learn from them. We have a great location, and
wonderful facilities, but we believe that it is our Faculty that will draw you here for years to
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious
institutions such as: University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Texas Women’s University, Texas
A&M (Commerce), University of Texas (Austin), Stephen F. Austin University, Eastman School of Music, Washburn
University (Kansas), Brookhaven College, Northlake College, US Army School of Music, University of Oradea
(Romania), Hastings College (New England), Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, University of
Colorado, Kind Edward VII and Queen Mary School (England), Pontificia Universidad Javeriano (Bogota, Columbia),
Odessa State Music Academy (Ukraine), University of Arkansas, Loyola University (Louisiana), Xinghai Conservatory
of Music (China) and more.
Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and
Europe and have years and years of professional performance and teaching experience.
In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm
personalities, are extremely friendly, so they get to get to know each student and their parent on a personal
Testimonials From Our Teachers:
"... I just want to
tell you how much I truly love and enjoy everything about working with all of you at the Frisco School of Music.
All of my students give me enough light to keep going and pushing through my weeks, and all of my fellow teachers
are so inspiring that I can't help but strive to be a better teacher, student, and human being. Thank you for
letting me be a part of this great place!"
"I wanted to say
thank you for the great semester I've had working at FSM. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful students I have
been able to work with and for the professional atmosphere of the school. I look forward to another great semester
after the break. Have a wonderful holiday!"
"I have taught at the Frisco School of Music for almost 2 years now,
and it has been a pleasure to watch my students progress. With a BM in Jazz Composition & Film Scoring from
Berklee College of Music and a MM in Jazz Studies, Piano Performance, from the University of North Texas, I am in a
unique position to teach piano technique, jazz aural skills and theory, small-group leadership & supportive
roles, and improvisation.
The Frisco School of Music has been a wonderful environment to
develop my personal teaching method, and the Director has allowed me the creative freedom to explore new
ways of teaching jazz to youngsters.
I have performed or collaborated with artists Ray Price, G Koop, Brad
Leali, Rosana Eckert, Michelle Weir, and Lee Oskar. I have worked as the Assistant to the Director of the Addison
Jazz Festival for the past five years. Under the direction of Craig Marshall, I helped administer this three-day
event and presented artists Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Kenny Barron, The Yellowjackets, and
Tierney Sutton. I scored the independent film "Belonging" for director Jeff Archuleta and I won "Outstanding
Original Score" for my work on "Lazarus Go Home (The Unnamed)" at the February 2010 Scary Cow Film Festival in San
Teaching jazz to young musicians has become a passion of mine.
Listening to jazz is like learning a new language, and most young students are still developing their basic musical
vocabulary. Many consider jazz to be an inferior art form to classical, while many regard it to be vastly superior
and more difficult medium. I think that it is more accurately described as a language and a way of life, requiring
an inquisitive nature and a desire to understand the inner workings of music. Jazz is the history of a culture
willing to improvise and adapt.
FSM has given me an avenue to bring this rich music to kids, and
therefore I am able to stay firmly grounded in my own musical foundations."
G.R.~ Piano, Piano Lab
and Band Teacher
"I've worked at other schools. No other studio is growing like you!"
"I dropped my hours at another studio because YOU fill up my
availability!""FSM is like a
well-oiled machine. You guys know exactly what you are doing."
"I love your philosophy. I love what this school stands for."
"This is seriously the best studio I've ever
"I was a trained musician when I started working here, with lots of teaching
experience. But the teacher training you offer and the opportunity to observe other teachers has really made
teaching so much more fun and rewarding for me. Thanks so much!"