We are seeking responsible, reliable, business minded people who may be interested in teaching music on a part (or eventually full) time basis.

Please have a reliable means of transportation (your own car). Locations of work are predominantly in the

Suffolk Areas:

Three Village Area : (Stony Brook, Setauket, Port Jefferson, Mount Sinai, Miller Place)

Township of Huntington : (Northport, East Northport, Huntington, Commack, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Greenlawn, Dix Hills, Melville)

Township of Smithtown : (Smithtown, Saint James, Nesconset, Hauppauge, Kings Park)

Nassau Areas :

Township of Oyster Bay : (Bayville, Bethpage, Brookville, East Norwich, Glen Head, Greenvale, Hicksville, Jericho, Lattingtown, Losust Valley, Mill Neck, Bethpage, Plainview, Syosset, Oyster Bay, Woodbury)

Township Of North Hempstead : ( Albertson, Carle Place, Floral Park, Herricks, Port Washington, Garden City, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Manhasset, Manorhaven, Munsey, New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Roslyn, Sea Cliff, Westbury, Williston Park)


Piano skills are a plus but we need teachers for all instruments. We would like people who have at least 75 college credits (in Music) or extensive private lessons with a qualified instructor to respond to this posting. An applicant needs to have good communication skills and the ability to work with people of all ages.

Established in 1986 String Sound Studios is a Long Island in-home music instruction company looking to further expand throughout the Long Island area (Suffolk and Nassau). Our Goal is to help musicians build a business and provide them with a reliable customer base. Please be advised you need to live close to or in the areas where the work is located. Fill out and submit an application then follow instructions on how and where to send a résumé. Feel free to visit our other sections especially the teachers FAQ section to address other questions you may have about employment with us.

Please read the following FAQ's and then we invite you to Submit your Application

Teacher Audition FAQs

1. What is required of me at the audition?
A. Please prepare two contrasting Pieces of your choice, and you must take a 12 Question survey as part of the interview process.
B. Please prepare a list of method; sight-reading, scale or other books you use may while teaching.
C. We will require (if Hired) the signing of a contract, a driver’s license, and you social security number.
D. Please be aware auditions / interviews will take at least 1 hour.

2. What do I do if I play different instruments?
Please bring and prepare your various instruments as if you were auditioning separately on each instrument.

3. What should my dress code be?
We recommend you dress as if you were going to teach a student, regardless of location

4. When are auditions usually held?
We tend to hold auditions weekday mornings but please call the office for other available times.

5. Where would I be working?
Mainly, we concentrate in the following Townships:

Suffolk:
Huntington, Smithtown, and Three Village Townships

Nassau:
Oyster Bay and North Hempstead Townships

Therefore, any town in or surrounding these townships is mainly where a teacher would instruct his/her student. Please be advised that you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the student's houses

6. When would I be working?
Since a good portion of our students attend school, regardless of age, generally our teachers begin work from about 2:30pm, when our students return home from school, up until 9:00pm. In addition, there are individuals who choose to work Saturday morning and mid-afternoon. This distinction is made based off the individual student and teacher, in addition to coinciding scheduling.

7. What qualifications are necessary?
Competency on your instrument(s) is of course required. A degree is preferred, although not necessary. Good communication skills are also necessary to be an effective teacher. Reliability and responsibility according to good work ethics is also a necessary skill. Also, there is no age requirement to work for us. String Sound Studios hires and teaches people of all ages.

8. What are the most popular instruments taught through String Sound Studios?
Mainly, we specialize in piano, guitar, and the various string instruments. However, we do teach many of the band instruments, including percussion. Please call the office to find out whether or not there is a demand for your instrument(s) in any of our target neighborhoods

9. How many hours would I be working?
Overall, many of our teachers work part time during the evening hours mentioned previously. However, the owner of String Sound Studios, in addition with a few others, teach full time. The amount of hours you wish to work can be determined by the amount of students you wish to teach in addition to our ability to find you as many students as you wish.

10. What will my pay be?
Pay is determined by experience and will be discussed at length during the course of the interview/audition. In addition, there will be a follow-up interview with us. The purpose of this interview is to get you affiliated with our policies and procedures. Mainly, this second interview will cover the business aspect of our company. It also important to know that our teachers are considered Independent Contractors and will receive 1099s at the end of the given tax year.

Please visit our Teachers Bios to view more information about the current teachers.

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Post Recital News 2014
We want to thank all of our awesome students who gave 110% for their performances, as well as the great parents and families, and our wonderful staff. Please Go To Our Events Section for The Full Story

Recital Announcement 2014
String Sound Studios will hold our annual student recital on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, from 12:00pm until 6:30pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House, located at 95 Main Street, East Setauket NY, 11733.

For more information, please visit StringSoundStudios.com and click on EVENTS (in the guitar fretboard sidebar). There you can read the full announcement, download the application form, and find directions. If you have further questions, please use our new feedback form, or call us at (631)476-8946. The deadline to sign up is May 16th, 2014.


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Ensembles anyone
In addition to our in-home lessons, we are now offering group-playing opportunities at our Setauket studio! These ensembles are primarily for guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, and vocalists, but All instruments are welcome including brass and woodwind players. We also offer guitar and string ensembles for those interested. Our curriculum is based mainly on Rock, Jazz, and Blues music, and in addition to performance focuses on improvisation, ear training, theory, rhythmic sense, and score reading.


Our goals are to provide a group-performance setting—we will provide performance opportunities!—encourage teamwork, instill confidence, and create well-rounded musicians. We use music software in addition to free recordings, notebooks, and musical scores. String Sound Studios t-shirts are also provided. Our ensembles are taught by experienced music professionals.

Bands are grouped by ability level (basic, novice, intermediate, advanced), but members are encouraged to name their individual groups ( i.e. “American Garage” ). As these ensembles are supplemental to school music programs and private lessons, we encourage at least some experience on your instrument, including reading music.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please call us at 631-476-8946 to schedule an appointment to come down and see a rehearsal.


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