Teach What You Love and Leave the Rest to Us
AT THE FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS“Providing students of all ages with
the skills to enjoy performing arts for a lifetime.”
Our teachers are chosen for their extensive background in their specific discipline, and for their genuine dedication to teaching.
Interested in teaching for the fastest growing performing arts school in the North Texas Area?
We are seeking out-going, motivated, fun 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 AND PERFORMING ARTS:
1. FSMPA 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 and Performing Arts, 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 up!
5. Teach the next generation of great performers. You can make a difference! At FSMPA, we expect a lot out of our students. By having high standards, we are accomplishing great and exciting things. We select top musicians, dancers, artists and performers who are skilled at working with children and adult students. Our families are assured of the highest quality experience when they enroll with FSMPA. Maybe their next teacher will be YOU!!
WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU:Manage all billing, collection of fees and payment plans for studentsPurchase books for your students - no spending hours at the store or worries about getting reimbursed!Meet with you monthly to discuss teaching ideas, up-coming events and any other questionsRecruit all students, assign you as their teacher, provide their orientation to FSMPA and care for their registration processSupport you 100% in your teachingProvide you with students in a beautiful studio environmentProvide advertising and student recruitingPay you each month by direct deposit
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU:Minimum one-year commitmentTeaching schedule through the summerAgreement with FSMPA PoliciesProfessional attitude and appearanceOpen 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 and Performing Arts
9255 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75033
No Phone Calls Please.
We hire teachers with university training and/or real world performance experience in their specialty. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
The Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts is a privately owned school that was founded in 2000.We are the fastest growing performing arts teaching school in North Texas with over 1100 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 children.
We realize that most of our students will not become professional performers. We provide a fun but educational environment with a well organized administrative team and first rate equipment and facilities.
Music and Performing Arts Teaching Positions:
As a 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 paid.
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 pay?"
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 overall.
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 teachers choose to teach at our school over all other choices:
1. A constant flow of new students to keep schedules as full as possible:
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 performing arts 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 lessons even during typically slower registration months like May or June.
2. Extras are taken care of - your only responsibility is to teach:
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 and Performing Arts. Potential teachers go through a detailed interview process, a live 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 and Performing Arts.
We invite you to look at the posted Faculty Biographies in our lobby. You will be amazed at the vast experiences that are represented at our School. You can't help but notice the years and years of 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 and performers. 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 come.
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 level.
Testimonials From Our Teachers:
First and foremost, thank you for the opportunity to come and shadow teachers at FSMPA yesterday! I am very impressed, and almost in awe at the strong and thorough curriculum that you have in place for the students at the school, and found it to be very interesting to see that curriculum in action at different skill levels throughout.
This is genuinely the first time I have seen a large-scale private music school with such an effective program for kids of all ages, as most of my experience has been in private, one on one environments, or through a music school acting as more of a middle-man (providing location and students, but not much more.) D.D.
Teaching at the Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts has engaged my creativity and helped me grow as a teacher. I love how the front desk fills my schedule and I don't have to worry about not having enough students to teach. I have grown in confidence teaching and I value the time I spend learning with my students. - A.S. Piano/Voice Teacher
"... 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!"
M.J.~Piano and Voice Teacher
"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 Francisco.
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 worked for."
"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!"
One of the most challenging obstacles any dance or arts instructor faces is finding the perfect studio. I am happy to have found a home at Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts with Chris Duncan. The faculty and staff at FSMFSPA welcomed me with open arms and incredible support from my first day, and have provided me with the opportunity of teaching ballet to many talented students.
The communication between staff and administration is efficient, any possible supplies, training, or music I may request is available on site, and I am free to focus on providing the best experience for my young dancers. With a professional dance studio on campus, my students are able to practice both floor and barre work in a very spacious area with floor to ceiling mirrors.
As a life-long dancer, it is wonderful to be able to share my knowledge in the most professional of schools with the crème de la crème of clients! I could not ask for anything else in a dance studio, working with Chris and her staff is truly an amazing experience.