Instructor Openings

At Madison Music Foundry we put a lot of effort into creating a professional and friendly environment for all who pass through our doors. We want musicians of all ages, students, parents, instructors, and staff to feel fulfilled in their musical endeavors. For our instructors we strive to be supportive, respectful, and transparent in all of our actions. And we find that when we treat others well, the favor is returned in kind. We believe the list of awards below shows some of the fruits of those efforts.

If you are interested in teaching at Madison Music Foundry, please fill out our application (see below). Our needs for instruction are often evolving, so feel free to fill out an application even if you don't see your instrument listed here. You'll find that the lesson instructor application is somewhat long, which illustrates the unique partnership that the Foundry has with our instructors. It also includes a more detailed description of how teaching at the Foundry works.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Current lesson instructor openings (updated 4/3/2023):

Madison Music Foundry is looking for additional private drum/percussion instructors to join our team of 26 instructors that provide close to 600 lessons every week in one of our 17 studios.

We are considering one part-time drum instructor that is available to teach on weekends. We ask instructors to be available for four hours each weekend day. If that is something that fits your schedule on a regular basis, please fill out our application for consideration.

On weekends we offer lessons Sat. 11:00am-7:00, and Sun. 12:00-7:00. (closed on Fridays)

Pay: $48.00 per hour

We also have openings on Saturdays and Sundays (see hours above) for a variety of instruments. If teaching on the weekend is something you'd like to do, please fill out the application for consideration.

Pay: $48.00 per hour


We don't currently have any group coaching openings, but if you'd like to be considered for one in the future, then please fill this out:

Isthmus Newspaper's Madison's Favorites

Favorite Kid-Friendly Event: 
Madison Music Foundry's Student Jam

Favorite Kid-Friendly Event: Madison Music Foundry's Student Jam
Favorite After-School Program: Madison Music Foundry's Rock Workshop

Each year the Isthmus Newspaper collects votes from its readers about their favorite Madison things. Madison Music Foundry received the most votes for both of these categories under the general heading of Kids' Stuff.

Click here to see all the results

2013 Dane County Small Business Award

This award was granted to ten businesses "that have rewarding workplace environments and contribute back to their community."

Click here for all the winners

2012 Isthmus Indie Awards

Under the category of "Bridge Builder" owner Mike Olson was credited for helping music instructors to work with each other by sharing best trade practices. Read the article.

Photo to the left is from and was taken by Pete Olsen.