Cover Letter For Musician Resume
12 Octave St
Arpeggio NSW 2345
T: (02) 9999 3333
M: 0410 666 888
Re: Music teacher position, REF: 35GG
Dear Ms Trombone,
I am writing to apply for the position of Music teacher (secondary) at Crossroads High School as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a highly organised, outcome-driven and motivated professional music teacher with solid experience in the classroom. For the past two years, I have been employed in a casual capacity in three schools in Sydney’s inner west, teaching classes from years 7–12.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current NSW DET music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. I possess solid understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of various musical styles, periods and genres.
I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music. With a background in music tutoring, I am also accredited with the Music Teacher’s Association of NSW.
I am proficient in classical guitar and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8) and a collection of brass and woodwind instruments.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression.
You will find me to be a down-to-earth and amiable person, with excellent classroom communication skills and professional presentation. My empathy and my interpersonal skills enable me to freely discuss any matter of concern with both students and parents of diverse social backgrounds.
I believe this is a role to which I could bring great value, exercising and broadening my music teaching experience, and helping students develop their talents while nurturing their passion for music.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.
Musician Cover Letter
A musician cover letter is a letter attached to the resume turned in by a musician in the process of application for a job. You must bring forth through this letter, skills that would best interest the job you are applying for. Mention where you have worked in the past, what kind of music you have learnt, what music you appreciate, where you have played professionally and where you have learnt to play what you do. It may also include what you can play and experiences you have related to the musical field.
To write a musician cover letter, you need to remember a few key points. Always include your own name, address, contact number and email address. You may also include other personal details you deem necessary. Also put in the date when you submit the letter. Keep the letter short and simple. Do not use complicated words and do not lengthen it without reason. Also remember to include all your achievements and qualifications as a musician. Pick a suitable font and font size for your cover letter. The cover letter should not be an exact replica of your resume. It is only supposed to impress upon your achievements and enhance the quality of the resume.
786 Garrow Lane,
June 24th 2011
The Hiring Manager
Harlow Music Institute,
786 Park Avenue,
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Subject: Application for the post of a musician.
Reference: Advertisement on www.melodytunes.com
I recently came across an advertisement indicating the vacancy for the post of a musician on www.melodytunes.com at The Harlow Music Institute. I wish to apply for the same. I have been learning the violin since I was six years old and have completed the required courses to be a qualified and registered violinist. I also play the piano and have reached the fifth level of the Madame Tussad's course. I am currently learning to play Fair'e lease. I recently participated in a performance at Bianca Opera and excelled in making the show a success.
I have loved music ever since I was a child and pursued it as a hobby throughout middle school, high school and college. I passed out of Akron University with a degree in liberal arts. After that, I was an intern at Charolette Music Company for three years and now am applying to your company. I have flourished in the musical field in ways that I don't even recognize. I can weave different compositions together with ease. It just all comes in a flow. My experiences narrate melodies to me and I am inspired by life to create what I do.
I will be most honored if I could seize this opportunity and work under such an artistic company that encourages young musicians. I will be obliged to come by your office if we could schedule a personal interview as soon as possible. It will be both, an honor and a pleasure working with some of your renowned staff.
Waiting in Anticipation
The above sample musician cover letter suggests ways to compose your own cover letter. Remember all the necessary points mentioned previously in the article. I hope this will be of aid to you in writing your cover letter. Remember to impress upon your achievements and qualifications. Make the letter unique and one of a kind to catch the eye of the recruiter.