The Traveling Teacher Program subsidizes the travel of professional teachers to participating communities. Up to $400 in travel reimbursement is available per teacher visit to applicants who guarantee teachers at least 10 hours of teaching per visit, at $50 per hour, a rate below the national average. These 10 hours of teaching could be distributed between private lessons, coaching, master classes, group playing sessions, etc. Local applicant groups must also provide housing, food, and local transportation for the teacher, and must include three or more American Recorder Society members.
The ARS will subsidize one year commitments consisting of three to four visits to take place over the course of one fiscal year by the same teacher to the same community. Visits must take place between September 1 through August 31.