If you are looking to be a Music teacher then you will need to be qualified in Music and or teaching and possibly a combination of both. The requirements for this will depend on the individual school or establishment. You will be experienced and interested in music enough to be able to teach pupils at a school, or students at a college or private students etc.
You will need a great deal of patience and the ability to be enthusiastic and help to build up a student’s confidence whilst they are learning. You will need to be able to plan music lessons, help students preparing for music exams and get them ready for school performances etc.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter that you can use as a guide.
Related: Primary Teacher Cover Letter
Music Teacher Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of a Music Teacher
I would like to apply for the role of a Music Teacher at (what place) which I have seen advertised in (what publication, when and any job reference).
I have always been passionate about music and combined with my love for being able to teach people I wanted to pursue a career as a music teacher. I enjoy music and learning about it and I enjoy teaching students and get a real satisfaction about their part in music.
I have been working as a Music Teacher for (how long) and due to relocation I am now seeking a new role in your area and feel that I have got a lot of experience that I could bring to your school.
I am very organised in my work, I am able to plan my lessons carefully ensuring that I cover everything on the syllabus and I plan my time well, making sure that I spend enough time with a student who is preparing for a music exam or with many students before a performance that we are putting on.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.