Teachers wanted: Guitar, Drums, Vocals

Rock Academy — Germany's first band-based music class — is looking for several motivated teachers (guitar, drums, or vocals) to give the wonderful gift of making music to more kids (age 6 - 16, basic instrumental knowledge/no experience).

We believe that everyone can be a musician! That's why we developed an innovative learning method rooted in instrumental learning research and learnings that most musicians had at the beginning of their journey:

  • The students play in a band from the beginning and experience the joy of making music together
  • For developing new skills and staying motivated, they learn only songs they like
  • Regular live shows are a fun goal to practice for

You will be instrumental (pun intended!) to bring Rock Academy to life:

  • Song- and band-oriented learning - The students' fun comes first, not learning notes. They play songs they like, in a band.
  • Band coaching and live shows - A personal band coach (you!) prepare their bands for the final live rock show.
  • Lessons in small groups - Our students learn their parts in group sessions taught by professional teachers (you!).
  • All-in-one app for learning and connecting - Our app helps students to prepare their parts with video tutorials and allows them to connect with their teachers (you!) and fellow students.
  • Professional space and equipment - All teaching and jamming will be carried out in a professional rehearsal space. Available equipment: drums, e-guitars, amps, mics, PA.

Teacher responsibilities and details:

  • Teaching of group lessons, structured around songs picked by the students (in-person Berlin-Mitte, max 3 students)
  • Facilitation and coaching of band jams (in-person, Berlin-Mitte)
  • Connect with students remotely via community app, e.g. chat/forum, and help them with their parts between lessons
  • Work with the Rock Academy team to continuously improve the class
  • Engagement starts in February 2024

Preferred qualifications (transferable skills/experiences may be equally valuable):

  • Advanced or expert knowledge of your instrument (guitar, drums, or vocals)
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in music teaching (intermediate+ level)
  • At least two semesters of music, arts, education, or similar transferable experience
  • Excellent German, English at least intermediate
  • Required permits to work as a freelancer in the EU
  • Being comfortable with technology
  • Good time-management and organizational skills
  • People person with an friendly and thoughtful personality