Teaching Artists/Private Lessons

Connect with a Teaching Artist

Is your school or organization seeking a music professional to teach a class or workshop,
facilitate a seminar or clinic, organize a performance or perform a musical program?
The Council for Living Music’s extensive pool of music artists includes musicians who play on
Broadway, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall
as well as academic teaching artists and private instructors distinguished by the level of expertise,
rigor and enthusiasm that they bring to teaching and performing.

Please complete this form to hire a teaching artist for your school or other organization.

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For more information, please contact:

The Council for Living Music
322 West 48th St., 3rd Fl.,
New York, NY 10036
P: 917 818-9377 / F: 212 489-6030

Musician/Teaching Artist Registration

Are you a musician who is already teaching music lessons or giving performances in NYS/NYC Schools?

NYC DOE Vendor – CLM

The Council for Living Music (CLM) is now an approved NYC DOE vendor and may represent current Music Teaching Artists who are not already represented by a union and/or entitled to fringe benefits.

Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection includes a substantial body of professional experience in an artistic discipline; teaching experience with youth and adults; ability to provide leadership and to communicate clearly; and a strong commitment to working with educators and young people.


An interview process may lead to candidates being
1) thoroughly vetted by Local 802
2) selected by a school, institution or organization soliciting services.


Referrals will only be initiated once the Teaching Artist’s application meets all requirements.


*Placement is contingent upon bid availability.

Standard Teaching Artist Application

(requires separate submission of required documents Link)

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Many of our musicians teach privately as well as perform – take a look through our list of musicians now, or search for the type of instrument you’d like to study!

How much will lessons cost?

Please discuss lesson pricing directly with each musician. Private lesson prices vary based on the musician’s experience level and notoriety, whether you prefer to go to their studio for lessons or ask them to travel to your home, as well as the frequency you’d like to book lessons and the length of lessons desired.


Our musicians have the option of utilizing an LS1 Contract in order to file their teaching work to receive Union Benefits. An LS1 Contract requires a signature from the adult student (or parent/guardian of a minor). Your signature deputizes your music teacher to file their own work and request benefits at no extra cost to you. By signing the LS1 Contract, you allow your music teacher to make health and pension contributions in their own name, which for many of our members could make the difference between

LS1 Contract

The LS1 Contract may be found here.