The Salvation Army

  • Steel Pan Instructor

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $23.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $26.00/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The steel pan instructor is responsible for tuning, instructing classes and training GAINS after school participants interested in the techniques in playing the steel pan. Work is performed and scheduled in accordance with plans and programs outlined by the corps officer and the GAINS administration. The steel pan instructor is also required to perform non-instructional duties in order to promote the maintenance of facilities and equipment necessary for program operations.


    • Plans work based on teaching outline prepared to meet the requirements of the program.
    • Evaluates students’ interest, attitudes and temperament to determine suitable instrument for beginners.
    • Sings or plays instruments 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 instrument lessons.
    • Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship and ensemble performance.
    • Critiques performance to identify errors and reinforce correct techniques.
    • Leads musical groups in regular and special performances for community activities, concerts and festivals.
    • Accompanies students on field trips to musical performances.
    • Orders, stores and interviews musical instruments musical instruments, music and supplies.
    • Tunes pans to be played in correct scales. Performs other duties as required.




    • High School Diploma (GED)
    • Two (2) years’ experience playing steel pan music and/or two (2) tuning steel pan
    • Experience working with the youth
    • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of playing and instructing students in playing the steelpan.
    • Knowledge of the learning processes of youth.
    • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, parents, and students.


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