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Working As A Piano Instructor

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Piano Instructor Do

A Piano Instructor is responsible for teaching piano lessons. They organize recitals, prepare students for contests, and evaluate student progress.

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Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
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$33,000
Min 10%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$140,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Raymond Temple Elementary School
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a Piano Instructor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Piano Instructor in the United States is $68,824 per year or $33 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $140,000.

Real Piano Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Piano Instructor Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH Jan 11, 2010 $136,949
Piano Instructor/Accompanist Powers Music School, Inc. Belmont, MA Sep 13, 2013 $104,350
Piano & Violin Instructor Gray School of Music Dallas, TX Aug 12, 2011 $83,480
Piano Instructor Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, IL Sep 01, 2014 $83,480 -
$93,915
Piano Instructor Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, IL Sep 01, 2011 $81,393 -
$91,828
Piano Instructor Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, IL Aug 30, 2011 $81,393 -
$91,828
Piano Instructor Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, IL Sep 01, 2012 $80,454
Piano Instructor Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, IL Sep 01, 2010 $79,306 -
$43
Piano Instructor Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts Dallas, TX Sep 20, 2016 $79,000
Piano Instructor/Accompanist Powers Music School, Inc. Belmont, MA Jul 02, 2010 $76,176 -
$50
Piano Instructor/Accompaniest Powers Music School, Inc. Belmont, MA Jul 02, 2010 $76,176 -
$50
Piano Instructor CY-Fair Music and Arts, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $65,532
Cello and Piano Instructor Sound Crossing Studio, LLC East Windsor, CT Sep 19, 2013 $62,610
Piano Instructor Expressions Music Academy LLC Novi, MI Apr 22, 2015 $62,610
Piano Instructor East Valley School of Music, Inc. Chandler, AZ Sep 04, 2015 $62,610
Piano Instructor The Nelly Berman School of Music. Haverford, PA Oct 01, 2010 $62,610
Piano Instructor Bergen Academy of Music and Art Oradell, NJ Sep 01, 2014 $62,610
Piano Instructor Bergen Academy of Music and Art Inc. Oradell, NJ Sep 01, 2014 $62,610
Piano Instructor Belle School of Music, Inc. Yonkers, NY Sep 22, 2010 $62,610
Music Instructor: Piano Instructor The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Oct 18, 2009 $53,025
Music Instructor: Piano Instructor The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Jun 03, 2010 $53,025
Piano Instructor Clavier-Werke School of Music, LLC West Lake Hills, TX Sep 13, 2013 $52,175
Piano Instructor Clavier-Werke School of Music, LLC West Lake Hills, TX Sep 14, 2013 $52,175
Piano Instructor Clavier-Werke School of Music, LLC West Lake Hills, TX Oct 01, 2011 $52,175
Piano Instructor Orchepia School of Music, Inc. Irvine, CA Oct 01, 2010 $50,088
Piano Instructor Orchepia School of Music, Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 22, 2010 $50,088

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Top Skills for A Piano Instructor

  1. Different Stages
  2. Piano Technique
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed your knowledge of materials and repertoire for students at different stages of their musical development.
  • Teach music theory, sight reading, and piano techniques to children, adults, people with special need
  • Created individual lesson plans and organized student concerts.
  • Highlighted Contributions: Taught piano lessons to children aged from 3-11.
  • Provided specialized instruction to students with developmental disorders, particularly Down's Syndrome and Autism using hands-on and ear training methods.

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Piano Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

58.2%

Male

27.5%

Unknown

14.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Asian

11.5%

Black or African American

10.5%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.0%

French

11.2%

Chinese

9.3%

Mandarin

7.4%

German

7.0%

Italian

4.7%

Korean

4.3%

Russian

3.9%

Japanese

3.9%

Cantonese

2.7%

Portuguese

2.7%

Vietnamese

1.6%

Hebrew

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Armenian

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Balinese

0.4%

Finnish

0.4%

Ukrainian

0.4%

Georgian

0.4%
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Piano Instructor Education

Schools

Berklee College of Music

12.7%

Brigham Young University

8.5%

New York University

6.3%

University of North Texas

6.0%

Florida State University

5.7%

George Mason University

5.4%

University of Miami

5.1%

University of Southern California

4.7%

Manhattan School of Music

4.4%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4.4%

University of Washington

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

University of South Florida

3.8%

California State University - Fullerton

3.8%

West Virginia University

3.8%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.5%

University of Utah

3.5%

Full Sail University

3.5%

Towson University

3.5%

Temple University

3.2%
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Majors

Music

50.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

13.7%

Psychology

4.2%

Business

4.1%

Education

3.9%

Music Performance

3.0%

Rehabilitation Science

2.9%

Elementary Education

2.8%

English

2.4%

Biology

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Writing

1.3%

Communication

1.2%

Entertainment Business

1.2%

Fine Arts

1.2%

Photography

1.0%

Nursing

0.9%

Social Work

0.9%

Accounting

0.9%

General Studies

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.2%

Masters

26.8%

Other

17.3%

Doctorate

4.3%

Associate

4.2%

Certificate

3.2%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.3%
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