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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 18 years and older

  • Qualifications: Minimum  ARSM, or Grade 10 RCM, DipABRSM  or ARCT preferred or B.Mus preferred

  • Applicants with relevant teaching experience and/or professional performance experience will 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 the Program Coordinator of the MTDP

Program Details and Guidelines

Due to Covid-19, in-person activities are suspended until further notice

Duration of Program
The Music Teacher Development Program is a three year program with a component of professional development (PD) hours structured as follows:

1st year Teacher Apprentice – 20 PD hours
2nd year Teacher Apprentice – 15 PD hours
3rd year Teacher Apprentice – 10 PD hours

Professional development hours may be performed throughout the year or in one single session.

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

  • Commit to 8 hours of teaching per week

  • 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

  • Info Sessions and Meetings: 2 per year

  • Workshops: 8 per year for 1.5 hours at a time

  • 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.


Richmond Music School Society

11371 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC, V7A 1X3
​Phone: (604) 272-5227


Charity Number: 107895088RR0001


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