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Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Halifax, NS
Posting Date: New on Apr 19 2021

Description: The Scotia Suzuki School of Music serves approx. 270 students, and a staff of 18 teachers who are all Suzuki trained. At our school, in addition to the Suzuki core training, we focus on diversity and appreciation for the music of other cultures, as well as traditional Maritime music and classical.

Duties: Teaching up to 30 hours of a combination of the possible following duties:
Teach Suzuki method in private and group class settings. Small group theory classes. Orchestra or Ensemble work. Supervise and direct solo or group concerts. May provide teacher mentoring to new teachers in the school.

Qualifications:—Music degree
- Canadian Citizenship or Working permit
- Book 6 Suzuki training or higher(or experience and a plan to get training) SECE training or Cello training/skills and experience a bonus
- Active SAA membership
- Fluent in English
- Experience in Suzuki teaching

Salary: Please contact for details

NOTE: The starting date could be earlier at the end of April or the start of May as part-time to move in September to full time.

Contact: Christy Hodder

Phone: 9024767776
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Middle School Music Teacher—Orchestra

Location: Bentonville, AR
Posting Date: New on Apr 19 2021

Description: This position is shared between Bright Field Middle School and Fulbright Junior High School in Bentonville, AR. It is under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through music, specifically in orchestra.

Duties: Implements a comprehensive plan of string instruction that addresses the fundamentals through advanced performing techniques specific to each instrument. Leads and models on a string instrument for beginning, intermediate, and advanced strings-only classes and prepare students for various auditions.

Qualifications: Arkansas State Certification as a Teacher and in the appropriate grade level preferred. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in strings from an accredited college or university. Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

Salary: The teacher salary schedule in Bentonville Schools ranges from $47,799 to $76,037 based on degree levels and years of experience.

Contact: Mary Kelly—BWHS Orchestra Director [javascript protected email address]
Jesse Collett—BHS Orchestra Director [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 479-286-9753
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Suzuki Cello Teacher

Location: Shreveport, LA
Posting Date: New on Apr 2 2021

Description: The Centenary Suzuki School (CSS) was established 43 years ago at Centenary College of LA. With about 150 students and 7 teachers, it offers weekly group classes with repertoire classes, theory, and three orchestras in addition to the weekly private lessons. CSS also offers numerous concerts yearly.

Duties: Teaching private cello lessons and weekly group classes. Attending and leading concerts and recitals, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Attending one yearly faculty meeting. Summer private lessons are flexible depending on the number of weeks each teacher is available.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Cello with Suzuki training through Bk. 4 desirable, with the willingness to complete cello Suzuki training through Bk. 8. Our local Suzuki Parents Association can help with additional training.

Salary: Contact for details. Payroll is through the college.

Contact: Send resumes to:
Laura Crawford (Director) [javascript protected email address]
and Charles Regauer (Administrator) [javascript protected email address]
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Phone: (318) 869-5728
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String Program Director

Location: Homer, AK
Posting Date: New on Mar 25 2021

Description: Homer OPUS is a nonprofit organization that delivers school and community-based string programs to individuals aged kindergarten through adult. We currently have violin programs for K-2 students at two elementary schools and multiple orchestral ensembles for ages 3rd grade to adult.

Duties: Teach classroom strings for grades K-2 in two elementary schools. Lead a small string youth orchestra with groups of varying levels with an emphasis on Suzuki group violin instruction. Additional duties will be determined by the candidate’s interest and skills and in collaboration with the Board.

Qualifications: B.A. Music education degree. Suzuki violin teacher training. 2 years primary classroom experience preferred. Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate with classroom teachers. Willingness to follow school district Covid-19 protocols and pass a school district background check.

Salary: $40-48K DOE. Professional development is available.

Contact: To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to [javascript protected email address]
See our website for more information.

Homer OPUS—355 W. Pioneer Avenue, Ste. 300—Homer, AK 99603

Phone: 1 907 435 7130
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Brooklyn Conservatory seeks Violin, Cello & Piano Instructors

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posting Date: New on Mar 23 2021

Description: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks instructors in cello, violin, piano to join BKCM’s Suzuki team of 26 faculty, teaching 240 students in our instrumental program. Students attend weekly private, group and theory classes, alongside our robust first year parent training program.

Duties: Teach private lessons; teach group classes which incorporate music theory.
Prepare students for and attend two recitals and two festivals per school year.
Maintain timely communication with administration, faculty, and families.
Prepare curricula and materials for classes; attend faculty meeting

Qualifications: B. Mus. or similar, plus Units 1 – 4 registered units; SPA and Practicum; Experience teaching music theory & Music Mind Games. The best candidate may not yet have met all of these qualifications.

We seek candidates who are committed to anti-racism within western classical art music and beyond.

Salary: Please contact for details. Part time position of 3—10+ hours per week (for each violin and cello), with growth opportunities in subsequent school years. We do not have an immediate need for piano faculty, but we are always interested in seeing resumes. BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: To apply, please send:
Cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy
Current Resume or CV
Recommended: Link to a video of candidate teaching a private or group lesson

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All applicants please also cc BKCM Suzuki Program Director:
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Phone: 9179754873
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Finance Controller of fully dedicated Suzuki School

Location: Waban, MA
Posting Date: New on Mar 23 2021

Description: The Suzuki School of Newton (SSN)’s Finance Controller reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the finance functions of SSN including accounting, systems, and technology. Position executes ongoing financial transactions of organization

Duties: Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Accounting and Finance
-Budgets, forecasts and scenario building
-Technology and Reporting Systems
-Payroll and benefits and HR functions
-Work with third party vendors
-Compliance and audit preparation

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in accounting, business or related field; Miniml m of five-years accounting experience, including non-profit accounting; Understanding of federal, state and municipal grant administration; Experience with computerized accounting software; Experience with outsourced payroll

Salary: commensurate with experience

Contact: Send CV, cover letter to Sachiko Isihara, Executive Director. No phone calls.

Phone: 6179644522
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Music Director

Location: Edmonton, AB
Posting Date: New on Mar 8 2021

Description: The Music Director should be a visionary leader responsible for the overall success of STE’s music program. Their responsibilities include overseeing the delivery of the music program, collaborating with faculty musicians and administrative team, and managing student and faculty relationships.

Duties:— Develop, plan, and supervise the delivery of the STE music program.
- Work with faculty members to identify and develop new improvements in order to enhance the music program.
- Organize performance opportunities, workshops, and special events for students.
- Coordinate private and group lessons.

Qualifications:— 5+ years of training and experience in teaching using the Suzuki method.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
- Strong leadership, time management, and multitasking abilities.
- Strong initiative and problem-solving skills.
- Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent.

Salary: $35,000 per annum (18 hours per week)

Contact: Nancy Sang

Phone: (780) 469-7382
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Jasper, IN
Posting Date: New on Mar 1 2021

Description: Strings Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves approx. 45 students in South Indiana. Calendar year consists of Fall/Spring semesters (17 weeks each), and an optional Summer semester (10 weeks). Our program is currently an after school program, but we have plans to expand to in-school as well.

Duties: Teach individual and group classes. Assist with student recitals and performances, annual school demonstration programs, recruitment opportunities, and fundraisers. If also interested, administrative duties would be available.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree, SAA registered training minimum book 1, and commitment to the Suzuki philosophy.

Salary: Hourly rate commensurated with experience. Position is a self-employment/independent contractor situation with a very supportive board. Stipend for continuing education available.

Contact: Rafaela Schaick,
Director or Strings Inc.
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Phone: 505-615-4956
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Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: White Plains, NY
Posting Date: New on Feb 25 2021

Description: We are seeking a piano teacher who would like to teach group classes and build a private studio. We currently have 2 Suzuki piano teachers, 4 Suzuki violin teachers, and 1 Suzuki cello teacher. This program has over 60 students and is a part of a community school with over 400 students.

Duties: Teaching private & group classes.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music degree in education with a piano concentration or piano performance. All books up to & including at least Book 3 registered with SAA.

*Special consideration given to teachers who are available to teach on Saturdays and in-person.

Salary: Competitive

Contact: Nicole Peragine
Associate Dean for Student Services
Music Conservatory of Westchester
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Phone: 914-761-3900 ext. 114
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Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Barrington, IL
Posting Date: New on Feb 24 2021

Description: The Barrington Music Academy is the fast growing community music school in the Northwest Suburb of Chicago. Located at the heart of Barrington, IL

Duties: Teach private & Suzuki group classes. Candidates available for Saturday teaching are preferred. Attend semester faculty meetings & prof. development, maintain studio schedule and regular attendance records. Work closely with department chairs to contribute to a high quality & positive Suzuki culture

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance, teaching experience, and registered Suzuki training. Teacher should also be a performer at a professional level and skilled in teaching young beginners through advancing levels.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Teachers are in session for four 10-week sessions, and a shorter, more flexible summer session.

Contact: Marian Fadrowski

Phone: 8473349800
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Suzuki Strings Teacher

Location: Hamilton, BM
Posting Date: New on Feb 24 2021

Description: The Bermuda School of Music, Bermuda charity #483, has been providing music education to the Island since 1978. It is our aim to achieve musical excellence for all by providing individual and community music programmes for students of all ages and in areas of need.

Duties: Teach individual and group lessons to students of all ages including adults and young children, 29/hours per week. Orchestral conducting experience needed. Hold studio and group recitals. Perform in faculty concerts and at community events.

Qualifications: Candidates will hold a degree in Music (violin) and have 5 years of post-graduate teaching experience. Applicants must have a minimum of Book 4 registered Suzuki Teacher Training, the Comprehensive Suzuki Audition video, and a teaching video. Experience in Suzuki Cello instruction would be an asset.

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

Contact: Kent Hayward—Executive Director

Phone: 441-296-5100 ext. 208
Fax: 441-292-0686
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Wayland School of Music: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Voice Teachers

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Feb 23 2021

Description: WSM has a local reputation for excellence in a town that values music education, with no other full Suzuki program within 8-10 miles. We have grown even during the pandemic; many teachers are full, and with our new main road location we are rapidly running out of slots for new students.

Duties: Strings: Private lessons, any new group classes. Violin: also Intro to Suzuki Violin class.
Piano: Private lessons, possible groups.
Voice: private lessons
In-person (strict health protocols) & Zoom. Both Suzuki & Traditional students if desired. Possible advanced students, chamber music coaching.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered through Book 2 minimum, higher preferred
8 -10 years professional teaching experience
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, “on the spot” creativity
Commitment to continued growth as teacher and musician
Willingness to be part of a team

Salary: Hourly rate: Private lessons $52, chamber music $56.50, group classes $62. Recitals and events are also paid.
Attendance/makeup policies emphasize respect for teachers’ time and professionalism, and are firmly upheld.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director
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508 358 7835

Phone: 508-358-7835
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Location: Houston, TX
Posting Date: New on Feb 1 2021

Description: We need Violin and Piano teachers at our Suzuki Academy in HOUSTON

Duties: Teacher will teach each students 4 private lessons and one group lesson per month.

Qualifications: Teachers should have a degree in music and have at least Suzuki book 1 training in their instrument.

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

Salary: Around $45/ hour)
This job is a Contractor position with no benefits.
Teachers are paid monthly (June to August as well)
Teachers have 3-6 weeks holidays a year and they are paid!
The salary wil be based on students registrations.
We build your program based on registrations

Contact: Please send your resume, pic and video performance in your email

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

Full-time Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Hong Kong, HK
Posting Date: New on Jan 29 2021

Description: We are seeking a full-time Suzuki violin teacher to take over an existing studio from August 2021 and afterwards. The Hong Kong Suzuki Music Institute (HKSMI) opened its doors in 2015. We currently have 3 full-time teachers and an international community of over 50 violin and cello students.

Duties: Teaching private & group classes up to 27 contract hours/week.
36 teaching weeks spread over 39 or 40 weeks between mid-August and the end of June. Includes 1 week of parent-teacher conferences.
Summer term is 3 weeks of teaching in July or early August.
Attendance at concerts & special events.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music degree.
All books up to & including Book 3 registered with SAA or other Suzuki Associations. 3 years Suzuki teaching experience.
English fluency in speaking, reading and writing. The language of instruction is English.
Special consideration for those with a second instrument.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and training (ranges from 33K to 45K USD).
Medical benefits, work visa, professional development stipend for 2-year contracts. Contract starts in August 2021.

Contact: To apply, send to [javascript protected email address] your CV, a cover letter detailing your teaching and links for your teaching videos. Please include contact information for three references including a teacher trainer.

Phone: +852-3956-4865
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