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Piano and Violin Teacher—immediate hire

Location: Seattle, WA
Posting Date: New on Oct 12 2017

Description: The Suzuki Institute of Seattle is looking for a piano and violin teacher willing to start part time with the opportunity for expansion. We are looking for applicants with a passion for teaching young children and a commitment to furthering their Suzuki training.

Duties: Both teachers will teach private and group lessons during the school year and offer six weeks of private lessons during the summer. Piano teachers accompany group classes and recitals for the school.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music required. ECC and Suzuki Book One or other equivalent Suzuki training required.

Pianist note: our current teacher has twenty families on her waiting list.

Salary: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with training and experience.

Contact: Please email resume to [javascript protected email address].

Phone: (206) 782-1176
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Harp Teacher

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posting Date: New on Oct 9 2017

Description: Celebrating 48 years of musical excellence, Buffalo Suzuki Strings is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music program with 250 violin, viola, cello, piano, classical guitar, and harp students. Early Childhood Education, Repertory and Enrichment classes are a part of our curriculum.

Duties: Private and group lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Two, 16-week terms plus 8-week summer session

Qualifications: Bachelors in performance or music education required. SAA registered teacher training preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Health benefits.

Contact: Buffalo Suzuki Strings
4 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Phone: 7167438728
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Guitar, Piano and violin teachers needed ASAP

Location: North Houston, TX
Posting Date: New on Sep 14 2017

Description: We need Violin, Piano and Guitar teachers at our Suzuki Academy in northwest Houston.
Teacher will teach 4 private lessons and one group lesson per month for each students.
VIOLIN Teacher needed to teach Saturday and Sunday 10am-5/6pm (with breaks)

Duties: We are looking for teachers who are willing to teach 3-4 days/ week minimum (4 hours minimum / day)
We are looking for teachers who are really organized and follow fully the Suzuki Philosophy.

Qualifications: Teachers must have a degree in music and have at least Suzuki book 1,2 registered training in their instrument.

Salary: Around $45/ hour ($40-$49)
Contractor position with no benefits.
Teachers are paid during the summer
Teachers have up to 6- 8 weeks holidays a year and they are paid!
The salary wil be based on students registrations. We will build your program.

Contact: Contact Armand at 832-298-9641

Phone: 832-298-9641
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Full Time Violin teacher (Jan- June) or longer

Location: Halifax, NS
Posting Date: New on Oct 6 2017

Description: The newly opened Scotia Suzuki School of Music is in the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The school is buzzing with excitement and is on a fast growth curve. The teachers are enthusiastic and are yielding high level players from committed families. We want another team player to join us!

Duties: Includes private Suzuki lessons, group classes and optional chamber coaching. If experienced can also teach or assist in teaching viola.

(There is an option to come for only January to June, for example a guest teacher from the USA, or the option to stay longer is also available)

Qualifications: Looking for an SAA-registered teacher with a minimum of Book 4 training, but prefer someone with book 6 training. If you are an incredible team player with enthusiasm, dedication and passion for the Suzuki method then we will consider a book 2 teacher actively pursuing their next levels.

Salary: Competitive salary

Contact: Email or phone Christy Hodder, director of the Scotia Suzuki School of Music.

Phone: 19024767776
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Instructor

Location: West Concord, MA
Posting Date: New on Oct 6 2017

Description: The Concord Conservatory of Music is a vibrant non-profit community music school in the Metro west Boston area with over 400 students. Lessons and group classes are offered to ages 4-95+ at all levels. CCM’s Suzuki program is growing and highly motivated with students from pre-twinkle through Bk 5.

Duties: -Two afternoons of teaching that include private lessons and group classes with room for growth and a possible third day of teaching
-Attendance at faculty meetings
-Participation in recitals and concerts

Qualifications: -Registered Suzuki training through Bk 4
-Bachelors or higher degree in Music Performance or Music Education
-Minimum 4 years of Suzuki teaching experience
-Willingness to continue training
-Must be comfortable teaching beginners

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Position is open currently until filled.

Contact: Please send resume, cover letter, names and phone numbers of three references via email to:
Kate Yoder, Executive Director
The Concord Conservatory of Music
PO Box 1258, Concord, MA 01742

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki piano teacher, Suzuki violin teacher

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Oct 6 2017

Description: We are a school with a local reputation for excellence, in a town a half hour from Boston which greatly values music education. Our growing Suzuki program is the only one within convenient distance; we need another Suzuki piano teacher, and another Suzuki violin teacher (viola would be a plus!).

Duties: Teach students of all ages from beginners on up, with possibility of more advanced students and/or chamber music coaching if desired. Willingness to teach both Suzuki and non-Suzuki students a plus. Possibility of teaching both Suzuki and non-Suzuki group classes, if desired. Days TBD.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki training through book 2, higher preferred
8 -10 years teaching experience
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, “on the spot” creativity
Strong performance skills and credits
Commitment to continued growth as teacher and musician
Availability to start January or sooner preferred

Salary: Part-time position; hourly rate is commensurate with Boston area schools of similar high quality. Premium rate for group classes/chamber music; recital/event attendance is also paid. Attendance and makeup policies underscore respect for faculty. Information provided on request.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director, Wayland School of Music
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Phone: 508-358-7835
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher (for immediate hire part-time, potential to become full-time)

Location: Newton, MA
Posting Date: New on Sep 29 2017

Description: The Suzuki School of Newton is a non-profit organization that strives to instill in children a love and respect for music that will enrich them throughout their lives. SSN serves over 260 students with 24 faculty members providing instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, and harp.

Duties: Part-time Suzuki Violin teacher on Wednesday and Friday afternoons/early evenings with potential to become full-time. Teaching includes individual lessons for very young beginners through advanced high school students in addition to group classes.

Qualifications: Master’s degree and SAA registered training through a minimum of book 6 with preference for long-term teacher training. Most of our faculty have completed teacher training and have Master’s degrees in performance.

Salary: Hourly rate, highly competitive. Compensation for concerts and additional events. Health insurance and 403B plan benefits for full-time teachers.

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sachiko Isihara via email at [javascript protected email address]

Phone: (617) 964-4522
Fax: (617) 969-8918
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Early Childhood Music Instructor

Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posting Date: New on Aug 10 2017

Description: Loma Linda is a professional community, situated in the largest county in the US, San Bernardino County. The Academy is a K-12 Christian institution with a Children’s Center, serving families with children from twelve weeks to four years old, making it ideal for the development of an ECE program.

Duties: This position is new to our program, and we are anticipating starting with two ECE classes a week on a weekday (there is opportunity for expansion as numbers increase). Our end goal is to have a fully developed Early Childhood Music Education program.

Qualifications: The Loma Linda Academy Suzuki Program invites applications for a part-time Early Childhood Music instructor to join our faculty. Qualifications required include Suzuki Early Childhood Music education Training and at least one year of music teaching experience.

Salary: Competitive and negotiable based on experience. Start date also potentially negotiable.

Contact: Dr. Lucy Lewis, [javascript protected email address], (319) 321-1380

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Part-Time Strings Instructor at a Classical School

Location: Houston, TX
Posting Date: New on Jul 26 2017

Description: Memorial Lutheran Classical School provides a strong classical curriculum that includes a deep commitment to music education. As part of our music program, strings instruction is provided to all students, with group classes offered Pre-K-4th, and middle school orchestra offered for grades 5th-8th.

Duties: We are currently seeking a PT Suzuki strings instructor for the 2017-18 school year. This teacher will:
•Direct the strings program for all grades
•Provide group classes Pre-K-4th
•Teach our middle school orchestra
•Have use of our facilities, incl for private lessons

Qualifications: •Bachelor of Music (either Music Education or Music Performance) required
•Master’s degree preferred
•SAA training required (minimum Book 1 training)
•Ability to work with and report to our Director of Parish Music, including 3 or 4 school performances a year

Salary: •Salary is hourly, and commensurate with experience; hours and organization of specific classes are based on student enrollment
•Private lessons with school children can be arranged after school; rate is set by the teacher and payment is worked out independently between teacher and school families

Contact: •To receive more information about this position, please contact our headmaster at the number below.

•Interested applicants should send a resume and bio to our headmaster:

Reverend Robert Paul
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•To learn more about our school, please see our website:

Phone: 713-782-4022
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki string teacher and section player, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posting Date: New on Jul 24 2017

Description: The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) seeks entrepreneurial string players (violin, viola, and cello) interested in starting a Suzuki studio in Sioux Falls, SD and playing in the orchestra. The SDSO is leading the effort to add more musicians to its string section and teachers to the area.

Duties: May include: •Play for the SDSO for up to 12 programs per season.
•Teach private lessons—the SDSO will help the player(s) begin a studio through its networks.
•There are other opportunities in Sioux Falls, such as the El Sistema-based Harmony SD (, or Avera Head Start.

Qualifications: For SDSO—play a successful audition. The SDSO may invite qualified musicians to play for a concert week beginning in October 2017 and arrange the audition and interviews at that time.
Suzuki registered training in Book 1 or higher advised for supplemental employment, but not required to play in SDSO.

Salary: The SDSO positions are per-service with the rate of $69.39 (rehearsal and concert) with estimated 65 services per season.
The other entities’ pay is based on hours taught and can be negotiated. Potential for $40,000+ annually from teaching lessons and performing with the South Dakota Symphony.

Contact: Interested applicants are invited to send a one page resume and a CD recording of the player performing a solo of their choice (or YouTube link to video of solo) by August 31, 2017 to:
Sarah Burman-Schollmeyer, Director of Operations and Education
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
301 S. Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
ph. 605 335 7933 ext.12
Or e-mail to [javascript protected email address] (MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only, please.)

Phone: 605 413 6102
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