Are you new to teaching music?

Often new music teachers are left to learn and discover for themselves all there is to know about teaching music. This leads to a lot of trial and error, which can, unfortunately impede a student’s musical advancement and potential.

A significant reason for this is the limited amount of resources and training there is in equipping and guiding new teachers to start a career in teaching music.

The Cantabile School of Music makes it a priority to guide and support anyone who has a desire to start a career in teaching music, as long as they have an open mind to learn, a commitment to develop and improve the skills to teach what they love.

Although no prior experience in teaching is necessary, it is important the below requirements are met. Please consider these items carefully in order for you to be successful to work with us:

  • Candidate must have a desire and interest to work with young people and children, and is able to work well with them.

  • Candidate should be prepared to be trained and is willing to learn. Being a good music educator is not just about being a good musician. Teaching your craft is a completely different discipline and we want to ensure our teachers are fully equipped and prepared to do so.

  • Candidate should be able to communicate effectively to students and parents, in a friendly, respectful and professional manner.

  • Have an open mind to exploring and adopting different teaching methods and pedagogy.

Ever since I started working at Cantabile since 2016, it has been a great pleasure to be a part of them to work as a team. All teachers and staff members are very friendly and caring. I have also met so much wonderful students who are enthusiastic and eager to learn.

I love how Cantabile support teachers with meetings and giving us opportunities to learn and improve. They also have lots of resources for the teachers to use. The admin team is very organised and professional, and they are always there to help me out with everything I need.

Everyone helps each other to build a strong teaching methodology. We often have teacher meetings and I find it very helpful to talk to other teachers. Every teacher at Cantabile are very passionate and encouraging!

Rachel Kim (Piano Teacher)

If you resonate with the above requirements, please see a list of available teaching opportunities below for you to apply:

Current Job Availabilities

  • Private Violin Teacher (students at beginner level and/or examination students Preliminary to Grade 4)
  • Private Viola Teacher (students at beginner level and/or examination students Preliminary to Grade 4)

The Cantabile School of Music is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and motivational music education, teaching students across two locations in the suburbs of Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley.

We believe in a healthy way to deliver music education, and our aim is to create a musical community that is active, caring and supportive. We believe students thrive in musical ability not only in their private music lessons, but even more as a community.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in music or music qualification to an advanced level in your instrument (e.g Grade 8 AMEB or equivalent)
  • Knowledge or experience with the AMEB syllabus (ABRSM or experience with other examination boards are desirable but not necessary)
  • Teachers with no prior experience are welcome to apply – training will be provided.
  • Working with children’s check – or in the process of applying
  • Drivers license (desirable)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver high quality tuition to students at a Beginner to Preliminary Grade level
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with students, parents and other teachers
  • Able to participate in our workshops, concerts and masterclasses
  • A minimum of 12 months commitment is required


  • A warm and approachable personality towards young children and parents
  • Applicant should be responsible, well organised and punctual to lessons
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and teachers
  • Have an open mind to exploring and adopting different teaching methods and pedagogy

Teachers with more availability will be considered favourable

How to Apply: Please complete an application form by clicking below. Along with your application, please submit your Resume and TWO References to for your application to be considered.

Please ensure you submit the required documentation. Applications without an accompanying Resume and References will not be considered.