If you’re writing a music teacher CV or resume, include a section titled ‘teaching experience’. If you don’t have any performance experience, this section will take place of your performance experience section.
How do you format your music teaching experience?
Include the job title, followed by the subjects taught, the company name/school name, location and dates of employment.
Unlike in the performance experience section, it is appropriate to include some descriptions for each position. In these descriptions, describe the key information relating to your role as music teacher. For example, touch on the musical proficiency of the students you taught. Were they high school music students or higher education music students?
Additionally, draw attention to your achievements and successes as a music teacher. Did a high number of your students achieve excellent GCSE grades? Did you receive excellent Ofsted feedback? If so – or if you have any similar achievements – highlight them on your CV or resume.
Keep the descriptions and the achievements concise, and use bullet points to ensure they stand out.
When writing about your achievements as a music teacher, it’s always beneficial to use numbers and statistics. This makes your achievements stand out and provides evidence to back up your achievements, which greatly improves the effectiveness of your CV or resume.
Here is an example of how numbers can be used to improve music teacher’s CVs or resumes:
“Taught the year 11 music class, which achieved a pass rate of 88% A* - C”
In the example achievement above, the use of numbers really draws attention to the music teacher’s ability as a teacher. The hiring manager and recruiter can envision how the teacher can add value to schools through effective teaching.
Other than the performance experience section - unless you have performance experience - the rest of your CV or resume should follow the steps outlined in the guide if you’re pursuing roles as a music teacher.