Cover Letters

Pianist Cover Letter

Pianists are musicians who entertain audiences with piano music. They may perform in front of live audiences in theatre productions, supermarkets, and hotels, or work in a studio.

Writing a good Pianist cover letter can make the difference between being invited for a job interview and having your application ignored by a recruiter.

Whether you're sending your Pianist cover letter as a hard copy or by email, the following Pianist cover letter samples will help you write a compelling cover letter that best highlights your experience, skills and qualifications. The templates can be edited to suit any Pianist with or without experience.

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Pianist Cover Letter Template

This Pianist cover letter template is ideal when you're sending a hard copy cover letter.

[Your Name],

[Your Address],

[Your City, Your State].

[Your Phone Number]

[Your Email]

[Current Date]

Mr. Ifeanyi Okeke,

The Hiring Manager,

[Company Name],

[Company Address].

Dear Mr. Okeke:

I am applying for the pianist position in your company and for your convenience, I have attached my resume to this document.

My education started when I was young, I took piano lessons and I have since earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. After graduating from college, my career includes teaching piano and playing live in a professional setting. I am able to read, write, improvise upon and interpret all musical scores and have great practice skills to ensure that my piano playing is always on point.

I have great communication skills which allow me to work with vocalist in order to help train their voices to different octaves and can also work with a full choral group if needed in order to accompany them. When needed I am also able to be a part of a full orchestra or band and can create a full sound just through the piano alone. Basically, I have the ability to work on my own or with others when needed and am a team player at all times.

There is no problem with keeping a piano tuned as this was part of my schooling and I have had to do this with my own piano. I am also thoroughly versed playing keyboards or synthesizers if a different sound is needed other than a traditional piano or if a piano is too large for a venue.

Please feel free to contact me on [Phone Number]. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Signature]

[Your Name]


Cover Letter tip

Always endeavour to find out the hiring manager's full name. Look them up on LinkedIn, consult the company website or give the company a call to find out. If you're unable to figure out their name, you can omit it from the recipient's section, while using preferred alternatives like: "Dear Hiring Manager:", "Dear Director of Human Resources:" or less frequently: "Dear Sir/Madam:" in the Salutation.

Learn more about how to write a cover letter in a more detailed guide.


Pianist Cover Letter Sample

If you're sending your Pianist cover letter by email or through an employer’s online application system, use this format.

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am submitting my resume for the position of Pianist in your company. With 15 years of piano experience, a bachelor’s degree in music education, certification from a nationally recognized organization and two years of experience teaching students independently, I am confident that I would make a valuable addition to [Company Name].

My professional experience includes coaching dozens of students of all levels and ages, teaching skills that range from basic scales to classical overtures to modern jazz, successfully teaching students to read sheet music, communicating with students and organizing recitals. Over the course of my career thus far, I have learned that compassion, communication, and encouragement are just as essential to imparting musical knowledge as technical skill.

Below are a few highlights of my qualifications and experience:

  • Began studying the piano at the age of 8 at [School Name]
  • Placed within the top 10 contestants four years in a row at [XYZ Piano Competition]
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from [University Name]
  • Taught young children, teenagers and adults how to play the piano in a fun and accessible way
  • Planned group lessons to utilize the strength and improve the weaknesses of each student involved
  • Organized recitals for 30+ student performers and 60+ attendees

I hope to have the opportunity to share my piano expertise. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration, and I look forward to discussing this position further with you.

Best regards,

[Your Name]

[Phone Number]


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