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Music Teacher Development

Mission Statement

The Music Teacher Development Program offers professional development and work opportunities to musicians with music certifications and/or music degrees through the Richmond Music School Society. Participants learn basic pedagogy techniques and methods through regular workshops, clinics, one-on-one mentorship and hands on teaching with the guidance of the Program Coordinator.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be 19 years and older

  • Qualifications: DipABRSM, ARCT, or but ARSM or Grade 10 RCM may be considered

  • Current Post-Secondary Student at UBC, SFU, Kwantlen, Capilano, etc. 

  • Applicants with relevant teaching experience and/or professional performance experience will also be considered

  • Copies of diplomas/degrees are required at the time of registration

  • Resumes, registration, and interview required

  • References may be required

  • Acceptance to the program is subject to the approval of the Principal and/or the MTDP Coordinator

Program Details and Guidelines

Music Teacher Development Program (MTDP)
The Music Teacher Development Program is a program with a component of professional development and teaching experience. All candidates accepted into this program will be "Teacher Apprentices" at Richmond Music School. The program is a minimum of 2 years in length for most TAs. Graduates from MTDP may lead to a possible permanent teaching position at Richmond Music School as "Regular Teacher" status but is not guaranteed and is not automatic. Eligibility to become Regular teacher is subject to the review of assessments and approval by the Principal of Richmond Music School. 

Attendance and Commitment Policy
All Teacher Apprentices will be required to adhere to the following:

  • Commit to 8 hours of teaching per week

  • Including a minimum of two hours teaching Beginner's piano program

  • Attend monthly workshops with the Coordinator, in the form of a group huddle with ‘live’ teaching and peer-to-peer feedback

  • Attend all info sessions, meetings, and workshops provided by the School

  • Participate in the activities of the Society by entering Students in the School and outreach concerts

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining this program. Please contact us here.

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