The admissions team at Merriam Music is responsible for guiding prospective students towards the teachers, programs, and outcomes that best match their goals, so they get to a place of satisfaction and personal reward as quickly as possible, and with lasting results.

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Job Description



The admissions team at Merriam Music is responsible for guiding prospective students towards the teachers, programs, and outcomes that best match their goals, so they get to a place of satisfaction and personal reward as quickly as possible, and with lasting results.

In many senses, we’re matchmakers. The invaluable link between teacher and student is paramount to a successful and enjoyable experience here at the school, and it’s important enough to us that we’re one of the only schools in North America to have an admissions team.

We spend the time to learn about each student, what motivates them, their past experiences, their future goals, and pair them with one of our over 150 directly hired, trained, and employed teachers. The job pace can vary greatly over the course of the year, but the sense of reward is constant.

You’ll spend your time interacting with prospective students and clients in both inbound and outreach settings. A successful team member will likely have past sales experience, though the most important traits are an excitement for others’ success, internal competitiveness, and love of quickly developing interpersonal relationships.

Job Responsibilities

Our Admission Advisors are full-time employees who work at one of our two locations: Oakville & Vaughan. Every one of our advisors works in their own professional desk area, and new prospective families connect with us either by website, phone, or email. We enjoy working with our Admissions Officers on special events, ideas on how to attract new students, and new and improved ways on how to communicate the school experience.

  • 8 hour shifts
  • 5 days / week
  • Some evening & weekend hours are required
  • Reports directly to the School Admissions Manager
  • Available at our Oakville and Vaughan Ontario locations
  • Interacting with 5 to 20 families daily on either prospective or existing lesson issues



The most successful candidates for this position enjoy meeting new people and quickly forming genuine connections. You’re driven to personally succeed in anything you tackle. You’ve always been good at picking up on people’s needs. And seeing team members and students succeed gives you the warm and fuzzies.

If this sounds like you, and particularly (but not exclusively) if you’ve had prior success in a sales role, we’d like to hear from you. Although we consider this as much a guidance/advisory role as anything, prior experience with sales would be highly advantageous.

Future Opportunities

Admissions Advisors enjoy a great deal of influence over their level of pay. As our team members get more successful in placing students in the school, their earning potential also increases, plus there is an opportunity to advance to either a Team Leader position, as well as add other responsibilities such as marketing or instrument sales. The opportunities and compensation is competitive with both arts and non-arts industry positions.


Merriam Music is an equal opportunity employer that has a long track record of fostering growth for its employees, sculpting job opportunities that build upon each individual’s strengths. While other businesses may claim a similar culture, few can boast that their entire first and second management levels are made up of 10+ year employees. 

Our workplace is supportive, with open-door policies with all direct managers and support for all employees when and where needed. Whether that be mentoring and coaching so that you can achieve maximum job success, or being responsive to personal needs and challenges, our employees are the strength of our business, and we treat you as such.

And finally, you’ll be heard. Ideas are welcomed and encouraged, and the best ideas are adopted regardless of who and where they come from. We all succeed when everyone is supported fairly and genuinely – and you’ll feel it from day one.




Please click the link to begin your application process. We ask that you attach a cover letter, and if you don’t have one, you’ll be given an opportunity to write a short introduction about yourself.  You’ll be asked about your schedule preferences, earning expectations, your past experience, your resume, and your musical areas of strength. 



Merriam Music isn’t just on a mission, we’re growing at the same time. And to propel our growth, we want to partner with talented and innovative individuals who will help us get there. You don’t need to be a musician, just someone who understands how powerful music can be.

We have openings in a wide variety of areas, including sales and product specialists, music teachers and coaches, administrators and customer care team members, or creative content producers for written, social, and video communications.




Merriam Music

We’re a company driven by mission, aided by the latest technologies at every turn, and joined in a community of music. Founded by Alan Merriam in 1988, himself a professional musician, this company is built and run by musicians and music lovers at a deepest levels.

Not everyone at Nike runs half-marathons. Not everyone at Boeing flies. But every key employee at Merriam Music has music in their blood at a deep level. The CEO is a pro-level jazz pianist and rhythm aficionado. The director of operations can teach you about subdivision, key signatures and tonality. Our IT director used to manage one of Toronto’s most famous recording studios. Our Marketing and Sales director is also a professional performer and producer. Our CFO is in a professional bell choir. Our sales team counts no less than 6 professional performers amongst them.

When your product is music, it’s a different kind of company when it’s built and run by musicians.


The Music School

The Merriam School Of Music is known throughout Canada and the United States as a leading institution for early childhood music education, advanced university & college preparation, our r&b and pop band program, and our expansive adult lesson program.

Since 2020, Merriam has applied its 33 years of success and unparalleled growth to our online offering, MMOA (Merriam Music Online Academy). Merriam is also certified by the Government of Ontario to grant full High School Credits in select programs through Merriam High School.

To deliver the enormous range of lessons and programming to our 3000+ students, the school maintains a teaching staff of over 120, with a full-time staff compliment of 50+.




Merriam Music


The Piano Stores

Merriam Pianos, started by Alan Merriam concomitantly with the school, has grown from a small retail shop in Mississauga to become one of the largest in the world. We currently operate three marquee showrooms in the Greater Toronto Area (Oakville, Vaughan, Toronto), having recently purchased Robert Lowrey Piano Experts and a major online dealer of pianos as well.


I'm continually surrounded by people who speak the language of music, and get excited about its impact on people's lives. For those out there looking for a balance of challenge, reward, and musical connection....or to those who simply don't believe it exists...I'd suggest you check us out and start a conversation. You never know where it might lead.
Stu Harrison
Merriam Pianos
If you're looking for vibrant company culture, you will find it here. If you're looking for a meaningful job that makes the world a better place, you will find it here. If you're looking for somewhere to set down roots and change and grow as a person, for lifelong friendships and a place of inspiration to call will find it here. I know I have.
Rumiko Sokolowski
Piano Teacher
Whether it's getting up on stage to perform, helping a student reach a new level or milestone on their journey, or having the privilege to bring a world-class musical instrument into someone's home and life, there isn't much else that can give you that level of euphoria and purpose. If you're looking for a career that you can seriously be proud of, check out Merriam Music
Patrick Panus
Piano & Education Specialist
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