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Music Instructor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$58,417 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Music Instructor is $58,417 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Music Instructor is between $42,789 and $71,493. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Instructor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Teaches individuals or groups instrumental or vocal music in public or private school.
  • Plans daily classroom work based on teaching outline prepared for course of study to meet curriculum requirements.
  • Evaluates students' interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable instrument for beginner.
  • Sings or plays instrument to demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythm.
  • Instructs students in music theory, harmony, score and sight reading, composition, music appreciation, and provides individual or group vocal and instrumental lessons using technical knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, and prescribed teaching techniques.
  • Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance.
Music Instructor Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Job family population: 95,110

Estimated population of Music Instructor jobs: 5,311

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Music Instructor Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Music/Vocal Teachers
Apr 25
Sounds Like Music
Lessons for all ages and experience levels are taught by our professional instructors. Simply the best in the Fox Valley! Sounds Like Music is growing and searching for enthusiastic, dependable ...
Music Teacher - Private/Semi-Private Instruction
Mar 28
Northbrook, IL, USA
Bach to Rock - Corporate Division
Bach To Rock ("B2R") America's Music School for students of all ages is currently seeking a Multi-Instrumentalist Music Teacher, such as Piano, Voice, Guitar and Drums, to work as a part-time ...
Music Teacher
Mar 22
Batavia, IL, USA
Music Matters School of Music
Looking for fun, upbeat music teachers who teach piano, percussion, guitar, voice, drumming, ukulele, strings, woodwinds, brass , and more. You would teach private music lessons to our students ages ...
Private Percussion Teacher
Apr 2
Batavia, IL, USA
Music Matters School of Music
Music Matters has 14 large tuned teaching studios, teachers lounge, tons of parking and a large collection of percussion equipment including mallet percussion, drums sets, timpani, and lots of hand ...
Piano Teacher
Apr 2
Batavia, IL, USA
Music Matters School of Music
Music Matters has 14 large tuned teaching studios, teachers lounge, tons of parking and located in downtown Batavia, IL. We offer multiple recitals and performance opportunities for our students year ...
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