Current Employment Opportunities:
- Piano Educator – North Denver, Central Denver
- Guitar Educator – North Denver, Central Denver
- Voice & Drama Educator – Central Denver
- Strings Educator – Central Denver
- Wind Educator – Central Denver
- Afternoon Receptionist – North Denver, Monday – Thursday
Thank you for your interest in a teaching position with our organization. Positions within this organization are highly sought after because of the unique level of support, flexibility, and family atmosphere within the staff and administration. It is important that applicants thoroughly research the organization via this website and the following information. This information will give you an idea of the philosophy of teaching, aspired by the organization, and will help you understand how applicants might fit into the organization based on meeting the needs of the clients, staff, and administration. If you are interested in applying for a teaching position after reading this information and viewing our website please fax or mail your resume to: Fax: 303-460-1421 Mail: A Child’s Song, Inc. ,12301 Grant St, Unit 200, Thornton, CO 80241. No Phone Calls Please. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Organizational Background Information
A Child’s Song was founded by Charles & Sandy Taylor in 1999. In 2002, A Child’s Song converted from a for-profit status to a non-profit status to better fulfill our mission to serve children and the community, and is currently operated by a board of directors. A Child’s Song currently provides the following educational services: Early Childhood Class in Kindermusik & AussieROO ; THE Studio Instrument Instruction in: Keyboard/Piano, Violin/Strings, Guitar/Bass, Flute,/Winds, Voice/Theater/Drama, and Interactive Metronome Therapy. Recently, we added to THE Studio instruction Drums/Percussion & Brass Instruments. In Fall 2006, A Child’s Song opened the doors to it’s own professional commercial location in Westminster, and within a short time exceeded the available space there. In Fall 2010 the organization relocated it’s North Studio and main office to Thornton – to a large, wonderful space with great visibility. We are already seeing even greater growth!
A Child’s Song Mission Statement & Philosophy
Bringing families together one song at a time …
A Child’s Song, Inc will provide music education and appreciation for the entire family in order to fully develop the brain or individual, group, and community levels in an atmosphere and environment that nurtures, advances, and preserves the art of creating music.
- Providing an atmosphere of love, safety and acceptance in which to learn music skills
- Providing an environment that fosters physical, social, and emotional development
- Providing an atmosphere which instills positive self esteem in children
- Providing an opportunity for families to grow together in a safe, nurturing environment
- Being an inspiration to children, parents, each other and the community
- Being accountable to the community in providing resources and an integral music program
- Conducting classes in a professional, creative, and organized manner
- Pursuing exellence in all endeavors
What is provided by A Child’s Song for the Educator:
- Name recognition. A Child’s Song has an outstanding presence in the community; a name associated with quality, excellence, dependability, loyalty, and longevity.
- Opportunity to impact your community through involvement with a local non-profit organization.
- Website kept up to date with current information and latest technologies.
- Consistent and quality advertising in Metro Denver publications
- Ongoing marketing efforts with signage, promotional products, demonstrations, booths, and conventions
- Professional office staff handling phone, mail, and email correspondence
- Office sets up trial classes and placements of students in your classes
- Offices handles absences and schedules of occasional make-ups (make-ups only permitted in extenuating circumstances)
- Office schedules your classes around your availability with minimal or no breaks between students
- No classes scheduled during holiday weeks or between semesters giving you much needed and deserved breaks
- Instruments provided for classes
- Prices established for the classes and materials
- Tuition and fees collected by office; financial end of the business handled for you
- Office handles collections, orders, and provides materials for the students
- Office keeps track of student information and registrations
- Guaranteed payment for classes whether or not the student shows up for class
- Classes and lessons scheduled with optimum use of your time
- Office takes care of the legal aspects of the business
- Professional teaching environment with lots of space to include parents in the lessons
- Well planned semester schedules offering consistency for students and educators
- Educational support
- Internal support via emails, phone, and written communications; monthly staff meetings
- One of our biggest goals is to fill your classes and offer more classes throughout the Denver area.
The buck stops with the administration. A Child’s Song takes all the legal and business risks; Educators get to TEACH, which is what they do best!
Why Teach with Us?
There are many places you can teach music around the metro Denver area. Why should you consider teaching with us? As a music teacher you can either teach privately in your own home, in students’ homes, or you can teach in a music store or school – both have upsides and downsides. If you teach in your home or students’ 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 for overhead costs. There are also downsides of teaching in your home or your students’ homes. The legal risk can be daunting; to insure yourself can be very expensive. It can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to market yourself. Even if you are a talented musician and well-liked teacher, it can take a long time for referrals and word of mouth to fill your schedule. If you are driving to students’ houses you also have to factor in the driving time between students which limits the amount of teaching you can actually do, not to mention the cost and inconvenience of driving your own vehicle all around town. The other downside of teaching on your own can be the difficulty in enforcing your attendance and payment policies. You must be the administrator, enforcer, and collection agent to actually receive the money due you. 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 paid. It can also be difficult to enforce your teaching policies and have your time respected. When you teach independently you are operating in a vacuum without support from administration other educators with the ability to collaborate and commiserate regarding the job you are doing. What about recitals and other opportunities to showcase your student’s talents and achievements, and even your own.
Now let’s look at teaching with our organization. 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, marketing, receptionists 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 multiple students in a day will mean you earn more overall. Another upside to teaching with our organization is that you do not have any administration or collections hassles. You only have to focus on the teaching. Also, our organization provides a professional educational environment that is stimulating to the students without the distractions of a home. We offer many student incentives that help to keep students motivated and coming back for more. You also have opportunities to share strategies with other teachers in our organization. These are the general differences between teaching on your own and teaching in a music school or store.