Instrument Instructors are in charge of giving campers the musical tools they need to write a song with their band. The goal of instruction is for each camper to feel like they can contribute to the songwriting process and to be happy with their part in the song, whatever that may be.
Instructors may do some collaborative large-group teaching activities, in addition to small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher). You will be connected with your fellow instrument instructors before each session and at volunteer orientation in order to learn about your instrument students for the week, share curriculum, and decide what musical style or experience level each instructor is comfortable teaching.
Instructors must be prepared to offer 4-5 days worth of material for their class to work on for 1-2 hours each day. This can range from playing by ear or learning to read music, to jamming with other instrument classes or playing along to songs they are inspired by.
Come prepared with a basic lesson plan or outline for the week. There is not a specific set of skills we require anyone to learn, however it is important to have a plan to make the most of a limited amount of instruction time. You will need to work with the other instructors to manage the skill levels and needs of all students in your instrument group.
Time commitment: Volunteer orientation prior to camp, Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm, Showcase 11:00am-5:30pm (optional).
This position combines well with Band Coach, Workshop Leader, Roadie Crew for a full day of volunteering.
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