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Guitar Instructor (Remote)



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Trala:

Trala is a tech-powered online music school for adults headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2017, our mission is to make life-changing music education accessible to every single person on Earth.

Almost everyone picks up an instrument at some point in their life, but accessible, affordable lessons are almost impossible to find, especially for adult learners and people who don’t live in big cities. Adults are actively kept from learning by teaching methods solely aimed at kids.

Our strategy is to:

  • Be the brand-name online music school that everyone knows.
  • Make it unbelievably easy to join music classes as an adult.
  • Teach in playful, non-judgmental ways that lead to personal transformation.

Trala has created a new type of music lesson. We nurture accessible, playful spaces where music learners can be artistic without judgment. Every interaction with Trala (including this job description) should be human, joyous, and truthful. Trala lessons are spaces where you can fully be yourself, and as a bonus, you learn how to play beautiful music.

On the back-end, Trala's daily operations are powered by AI. We build custom AI features to save teachers 15 hours/week of administrative work such as Trala TA, which writes custom lesson plans based on every lesson taught.

Trala has taught thousands of students in 50+ countries and received support from top musicians and investors such as the CEOs of Duolingo, Reddit, LinkedIn, and Figma.

About the role:

You will be teaching 10 - 30 guitar students via Zoom. While most of our students are adult beginners, you will teach students at all different levels. We’ll match you with students who fit your teaching style and availability. Your job is to teach and retain these students, and hopefully to have fun with it! Our students are wonderful and incredibly diverse. This is a remote contractor position, offering flexible hours to accommodate both instructor and student schedules.

You will also have the opportunity, if you wish, to teach group courses using Trala as a platform. A course can be on any musical topic from songwriting to playing in a band, as long as it helps the student deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the artist within. Courses can be stand-alone offerings or a complement to 1:1 lessons.


  • Conduct online acoustic, electric, or bass guitar lessons, tailoring each lesson to each student's goals, learning style, and musical preferences.
  • Send lesson wrap-ups and nurture your students throughout the week to help them make progress.
  • Strive for 80% retention with your Trala students. Proactively communicate with both your students and Trala as needed.
  • Optional: attend training sessions with other teachers around technology, studio management, and pedagogy.