Become a Let's Play Music Teacher

Becoming a teacher may be easier than you think. We conveniently offer training throughout the year. You can begin teaching your Let's Play Music classes as soon as you complete your training and recruit your first class. Submit your application today and begin teaching within as little as three months.* 

The cost to become a teacher can be paid in $69/month installments and includes Licensing Fees, Training Seminars, Teacher Materials, Student Materials, and promotional materials.

 


2020 Training Seminars

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*More seminars may be added upon demand

*Applications must be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to training seminar date in order to have time to complete the application process and the Online Training before the Live Training Seminars


 

What is the application process? 

Step #1 Submit Application and Video

Submit an application and pay the $25 application fee to get the process going! You then will receive instructions to create a short video of your teaching!

Once you submit your application, you will have 1 month to submit your video If the month passes and you don't get to it, don't worry! You can resubmit your application (no $25 fee) and get another month to get the video done.

Step #2: Interview and Video follow up

Once your video is submitted we will contact you to schedule a face to face 30-minute online interview.

**Buddy Bonus discount available

Find a friend in your area to train with you and if you become teachers you will each get a 25% discount off the licensing fees. CLICK HERE for complete details. 


All the Details

We are happy to share with you the information that will help you decide if Let’s Play Music is the right fit for you.

Below are 5 sections that explain the key things you need to know to become a teacher. Please read each carefully, as it is imperative that our potential teachers understand the information contained. The application form to apply is at the end of this information.

We look forward to working with you!

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Potential Income

The potential for you to earn income as a Let’s Play Music teacher is almost entirely up to you! Group lessons and opportunity to teach during the day to pre-school aged children greatly increase
your earnings potential from private lessons. The three factors involved in projecting your income are:

  1. Tuition amount
  2. Class size
  3. Number of classes

A typical teacher whose students pay $220 per semester tuition ($55 per month) and teaches 4 classes per week with seven children in each class will earn about $1400/month.

  • Tuition Amount: If Let’s Play Music is already being taught in your area, tuition amount will
    already be established. If you are in an area where Let’s Play Music is not yet established, you will determine the tuition amount. You will want to consider the community you live in, its expendable income, and its attitudes toward music and the education of young children. You will also look at the market value of private and group piano lessons within your community. In addition, if you plan on teaching out of a commercial facility rather than your home, you will charge slightly more. Suggested range: $200-320 per semester per student (or $50-80 per month).
  • Class Size: Since parents will often attend class with children in an active, playful class, your available teaching space is a large factor here. In addition, the 2nd and 3rd Years of Let's Play Music class requires a keyboard for each child in class, so adequate space is a must. Suggested class size: 6-8 students per class.
  • Number of Classes: You can determine the number of classes you will teach. It is in your best interest to teach at least two classes of the same level. As you become fully certified in all three levels, you may teach as many classes at each level as your schedule permits. Successful teachers teach anywhere from 4-9 classes per week.

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Financial Obligation

This is a business opportunity in which you will become certified to teach the Let’s Play Music curriculum, with its materials, logos, and trademarks. Within certain parameters, you run your studio as it suits you.

  • Licensing Fee: The total licensing fee for all three years is $2500 and includes three training seminars, teacher certification credential, teaching materials, promotional aids, and ongoing mentoring. The licensing fee is payable in several options:
    • Pay in monthly installments of $69 over a three year period.
    • If you train with a buddy from your area, you can get a substantial discount.
  • Teacher Support Fee: Teachers pay a support fee to Let's Play Music based upon student enrollment. The fee is $6 per student per teaching month. This support fee gives you personal access to our skilled mentoring teams, online teacher resource center, website exposure, office and administrative support, and semi-annual training meetings.
    • Support fees are paid in automated monthly installments
  • Background check fee: All teachers must complete a background check including fingerprinting. This fee varies by local fingerprinting costs but the entire process is normally under $50.
  • Liability Insurance: Let’s Play Music teachers are required to have liability insurance for their studios. You can find your own insurance, or we have a company that will ensure you for approximately $18-25/month depending on your state.
  • Miscellaneous Materials (not provided by Let's Play Music): Other costs include instruments, equipment, and supplies needed but not provided by Let’s Play Music.
  • 1st Year: Of the items required in the first year, the autoharp is the biggest expense, approximately $250-$350. You will also need a tambourine, miscellaneous small toys and/or puppets and a sound system (CD player, iPod station, etc.). You can expect to spend a total of about $350-$375 in these additional expenses to get your studio up and running.
  • 2nd Year: The second-year requires keyboards with full-size keys, along with stools and keyboard stands/tables for each child to use in class. Adequate keyboards are $50-90 each. (Sources will be provided.)
  • 3rd Year: In the 3rd year of the curriculum students will create their own composition and you will need to notate their compositions with music editing software. There is free music notation software, but we suggest the Finale Songwriter version for $49.95.

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Licensing Fee

Your licensing fee includes the following services:

  • Specialized Training: Each curriculum year of Let's Play Music requires a training phase. You will complete 4-6 weeks of pre-seminar assignments and then attend a full-day training seminar, per year.
  • Teacher Support: You will be guided throughout the three-year training process by an experienced Training Team. Training videos, evaluations, and coaching will ensure your success as a teacher.
  • Teaching Materials: Teacher’s Manuals, Lesson Plans, Visual Aids, Teacher Tools Magnetic Staff board, Giant Floor Staff), teacher T-shirt, Yard Sign, and teacher copy of all Student Materials.
  • Certification Program: Our experienced Training Teams guide the teachers through a professional certification process. After the requirements have been satisfied, each teacher is given a certification credential ensuring they have been properly educated in our methods and philosophies. Teachers go through a simple recertification process every three years ensuring that the curriculum experience is consistent between studios. Which safeguards a quality curriculum.
  • Continuing Education: Let's Play Music provides continuing education opportunities through our online teacher forum, teacher collaboration platforms, and yearly national convention.
  • Business and Marketing Tools: Website storefront, brochures, forms, professional emails, recruitment training, social media art, online student management system and more are all yours to assist you in building a thriving studio.

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Time Commitment

  • The Become A Teacher Training includes online videos, handbook reading, teacher mentoring, face-to-face live curricula training, and "in-the-field" Q&A sessions. Our training consists of four units to give you the information and skills that will help you be prepared to impact your students and community. The hours you invest in this training will ensure your success. We are ready with everything you need to become a dynamic teacher!
    • Unit I. Business Training and Curriculum Practicum (online)
    • Unit II. Curriculum Seminar (live in-person)
    • Unit III. Recruiting Training (online - after Seminar before teaching)
    • Unit IV. Certification Procedure (during teaching)
  • You can expect to spend 3-4 hours in the certification by video process.
  • You can expect to spend 1-2 hours per week executing the tasks of running your business: i.e. bookkeeping, recruiting, keeping up to date on policies, etc.
  • Class periods are 45-55 minutes weekly and you can expect to spend the same amount of time preparing for your classes.
  • Three years of the curriculum are taught in six sequential semesters, each 15 weeks long. Consistency in weekly lessons is essential so teachers must commit to teaching classes and completing the three-year curriculum.

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Teaching Facility

  • Your Let’s Play Music studio space must be large enough to accommodate at least 6 students and a parent/caregiver in an active class. The curriculum is specifically structured to occur in two separate areas, an active area and a listening area. Many Let’s Play Music teachers are able to teach in their own homes in a large family room, game room or a converted garage. Ideal teaching space is approximately 20x20 feet (or about the size of a 2-car garage).
  • If your home is in a neighborhood or municipality that restricts home based businesses, you may want to check with your local authorities to determine the viability of a teaching out of your home.
  • If you teach in a commercial facility, you will charge slightly higher tuition to offset overhead expenses.
  • Your facility will need to be insured to $500,000 and name Let's Play Music as the 'additional insured'. Policy options can be provided if needed. The cost of these policies varies by area, but most have premiums around $18-25 per month.

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Teacher Application

Now that you have all the details, are you ready to fill out an application?

When you submit your application you will be directed to confirm your email with us and pay a one time $25 application fee.

 

*Please note: a self evaluation score is required when submitting your application. If you haven't had the chance to take the self evaluation, click here. If you have already taken it and no longer have your score, you can call our office at 480-840-1969 to retrieve your score.

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Have questions? Just ask below and our team of experienced trainers are ready to give you answers!

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If now isn't the right time, just click the button below and give us your email address so we can keep in touch!

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