Riverside Arts Academy
RAA Teaching Artists lead music classes offered every Saturday at the Cesar Chavez Community Center and after school classes offered at select Riverside elementary schools. Students receive high-quality music instruction and mentorship at no cost to their families along with loaned instruments to use for the duration of the program. Riverside Arts Academy is an El Sistema USA member organization. Teaching Artists get exposure to a wealth of opportunities including practical, in-person music education experience, masterclasses, work with our Music Director, Dr. Nove Deypalan, professional development opportunities such as attendance at music teaching symposiums with El Sistema USA, YOLA National, and the LA Conducting Workshop.
Approximately 4-10 hours a week. TAs will also attend select group planning meetings prior to and during the program.
Bachelor’s degree in progress or equivalent experience
Pass a background and reference check prior to hire
Experience in live and virtual music teaching and performances
Exceptional ability to work collaboratively and transparently with students ages 7-17
Willingness to learn about and support the mission of Riverside Arts Academy
Proficiency as a performer in one of the following idioms: Band, Strings, Choir
Exceptional speaking/presentation skills
Execute lesson plans during weekly Riverside Arts Academy music classes
Ensure students are attentive and productive during music class sessions and performances.
Communicate with parents on student practice requirements, individual goals, and future performance details.
Collaborate with other Teaching Artists and their respective music classes to ensure students are progressing consistently.
Collaborate with other Teaching Artists for group performances.
Support students in their class with positive teaching practices that encourage social-emotional growth.
Other responsibilities as assigned
Teaching Artist reports to the RAA Music Director and the General Manager. All positions and their availability are based on current organizational needs.