Mariachi Ensemble Lead Instructor


Los Angeles, CA


Position: Mariachi Ensemble Lead Instructor(Hourly)

Instruments: Must specialize in one of the following: Violin, Voice or Guitar

Location: 3630 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90063 (East Los Angeles)

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Exact days/hours vary based on assignment, usually Saturdays 12 to 2pm.

Compensation: Depending on experience and education

Desired Availability: Saturdays with potential additional hours for private instruction.  



Since 1945, LAMusArt is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youngsters by providing them with the resources for a high quality arts education. We aim to provide opportunities for underserved students in East Los Angeles and its surrounding communities, regardless of race, gender,aptitude, or socio-economic status, to engage in and have access to multidisciplinary and sequential lowcost and/or no-cost arts education programs.



  • Teach group classes to beginning and intermediate students
  • Create and implement syllabus with VAPA integration
  • Support, prepare and attend student performances (Bi-annual concerts)
  • Maintain a safe and nurturing environment for students
  • Track and maintain student attendance
  • Create detailed substitute lesson plans and arrange for substitute coverage
  • Submit time sheets and behavioral reports
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Four-year undergraduate degree in music/music education or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Extensive knowledge of repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents and peers
  • Punctual; attention to detail and deadlines
  • Reliable transportation



  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; exposure working in underserved communities
  • Bilingual in Spanish



  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Class Syllabus/course outline sample
  • 5 – 10 minutes video/audio performance and/or teaching sample (Video links to Dropbox, Vimeo or YouTube preferred in place of an attached electronicvideo file. No hard copy DVDs or tapes.)



Please send all documents to Manny Prieto, Executive Director via email to [email protected] . No

phone calls please.

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