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Suzuki full and part time violin/viola teachers

Location: Toronto, ON
Posting Date: New on Feb 12 2018

Description: Celebrating 35 years of musical excellence, Etobicoke Suzuki Music is a non-profit music program with 110 violin viola and cello students through Bk 10, Suzuki Early Childhood Education and an extensive enrichment program. This strong program is growing and in need of new teachers.

Duties: Private and group lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Possible chamber music coaching. Potential opportunities for leadership in artistic and/or administrative management. There are many free-lance playing opportunities in the city and surrounding communities.

Qualifications: BMus or MMus and SAA training through bk 6 registered. Minimum 5 years Suzuki teaching. We need team players with a passion for working with children, a desire to continue lifelong learning, exceptional maturity and ability to communicate effectively. Canadian citizenship preferred.

Salary: Possibility of substantial hours. Please contact for details.

Contact: Margot Jewell, ESM Co-director, Violin coordinator

Website: etobicokesuzukimusic.ca
Phone: 416-407-1935
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Two Teachers Needed: Suzuki Violin & Suzuki Cello

Location: Halifax, NS
Posting Date: New on Feb 15 2018

Description: A large studio of well set up private students with waiting list. Looking for a Book 6 or higher violin teacher and a second Book 4 or higher cello teacher. Students can range from optional pre-twinklers to book 8. Everything is set up for the year.

Duties: 
- Teaching private classes 5 days a week

- Bi-monthly group classes

- Help run multiple recitals throughout the year
- Optional theory and chamber classes

Qualifications:—Ability to teach a high level of playing with preparing lessons and organizing students and parents

- An open & supportive character who is eager to work with students and parents

- A commitment to being a team player within the community of Suzuki teachers at the school

Salary: Hourly wages dependent on book level and experience

Contact: Christy Hodder, Director of the Suzuki School of Music in Halifax, NS

Website: scotiasuzuki.org/
Phone: 9024767776
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Program Manager

Location: Detroit, MI
Posting Date: New on Feb 12 2018

Description: A brand new position that will help us maintain & expand this special Suzuki studio! See our website for complete job posting & how to apply. Suzuki teachers of any instrument who would like to join our team both as an instructor and administrator encouraged to apply!

Duties: Act as main point of communication for parents of current & prospective students while coordinating our programing and performances. See www.detroityouthvolume.org for details. Those who join us both as an admin & teacher will teach up to 25 lessons & 3 groups weekly for 30+ weeks per school year.

Qualifications: Patient and empathetic communicator. Experience coordinating a program & events. See our website for full list of qualifications. Those hoping to join our team both as admin & Suzuki teacher must have minimum ECC & Book 1 training. Experience facilitating social justice pedagogies a plus.

Salary: $20 per hour. 20 hours per week. Contract through December 2018 with possibility of extension based on funding and performance. Suzuki teachers pay rate based on experience with minimum $20 per lesson and $50 per Group Class. See our website for complete job posting & how to apply.

Contact: Clara Hardie

Website: www.detroityouthvolume.org
Phone: 313 556 1834
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Administrative and Communications Manager

Location: Detroit, MI
Posting Date: New on Feb 12 2018

Description: Brand new position created to increase the visibility, understanding of, and reach of this growing Suzuki studio. See our website for complete job posting & how to apply. Suzuki teachers of any instrument who would like to join our team both as an instructor and administrator encouraged to apply!

Duties: Coordinate with Director and Program Manager to realize DYV’s mission by managing our fundraising, internal finances, and public outreach. See detroityouthvolume.org for details. Those who join us both as an admin & teacher will teach up to 25 lessons & 3 groups weekly for 30+ wks per school year.

Qualifications: Experience managing budgets, fundraising, & public relations. Please see detroityouthvolume.org for full list of qualifications. Those hoping to join our team both as admin & Suzuki teacher must have minimum ECC & Book 1 training. Additional experience facilitating social justice pedagogies a plus.

Salary: $20 per hour. 25 hours per week. Contract through December 2018 with possibility of extension based on funding and performance. Suzuki teachers pay rate based on experience with minimum $20 per lesson and $50 per Group Class. See our website for complete job posting & how to apply.

Contact: Clara Hardie

Website: www.detroityouthvolume.org
Phone: 313 556 1834
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin and Cello Teacher

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posting Date: New on Jan 31 2018

Description: There is a critical need for Suzuki violin and cello teachers in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Most teachers have long waiting lists. Large Suzuki population on all instruments with a large state Suzuki Association and the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute.

Duties: Teach individual and group Suzuki violin or cello lessons to students from 3-adult. Teacher would be able to form their own studio, determine their own policies, and set their own pay rate. There are many opportunities for professional playing and freelance work in the SLC area.

Qualifications: Most teacher in Utah run studios out of their home, there is not a specific position offered. The Suzuki Association of Utah is willing to help with networking, connecting potential teachers with families on wait lists, and providing assistance making connections in the music community.

Salary: Salaries are set by individual teachers, hourly rates for private lessons in Utah range from $40-$80 an hour and up. A large and growing Suzuki community means that potential teachers could have full studios in very little time.

Contact: Contact Stacy Smith, President of the Suzuki Association of Utah for more details. [javascript protected email address]

Website: suzukimusicutah.org
Phone: Stacy Smith
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: New York City, NY
Posting Date: New on Feb 2 2018

Description: Zeta Charter Schools is seeking a music teacher to create a groundbreaking new music program that will incorporate concepts from the Suzuki teaching method for strings with general music instruction. Our schools will begin with K and 1st grade, adding one grade each year until K to 5th grade.

Duties: Develop strong relationships with parents & students to create investment in school culture & academics. Hold self accountable for excellent student outcomes. Assess, record, & report on student progress, achievement, & behavior. Train with school leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback.

Qualifications: Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Schools. Experience working with children and implementing Suzuki violin instruction with a proven record of propelling student growth and achievement. High moral character.

Salary: Zeta Charter Schools offers a competitive compensation package. This is a full-time position shared across two public charter elementary schools, one in Inwood/Upper Manhattan and one in the South Bronx.

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Website: zetaschools.org
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Harp Teacher

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posting Date: New on Jan 16 2018

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

Website: www.buffalosuzukistrings.org
Phone: 7167438728
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Flute Teacher

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posting Date: New on Jan 11 2018

Description: Flute & Friends Suzuki Music Academy is seeking a part-time Suzuki flute teacher that is passionate about working with young children (beginning age 3). The applicant must be committed to furthering their own training, growing their student body and working in collaboration with other teachers.

Duties: Duties include:
-teaching weekly private lessons
-co-teaching bi-weekly group classes
-attending recitals/rehearsals
-developing supportive, positive relationships with parents
-participating in special events
-light administrative tasks such emails, attendance, and time sheets

Qualifications: Suzuki registered courses required: Every Child Can & Suzuki Flute Book 1

-Not required but a plus: SECE Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1 & piano skills.

* The Academy will contribute to tuition for on going SAA training, help to build student body, and assist with ongoing pedagogy

Salary: Pay rate is hourly and increases upon registered training level and experience.
-This is a contractor position with no benefits
-Teachers are paid bi-weekly for 34 total academic weeks, regardless of student cancellations
-There is a short training period required with stipend

Contact: Jennifer Janson, Creative Director
267-586-5137
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Website: www.fluteandfriendsmusic.com
Phone: 267-586-5137
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano and Violin Teacher—immediate hire

Location: Seattle, WA
Posting Date: New on Jan 2 2018

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].

Website: www.suzukiinstitute.org
Phone: (206) 782-1176
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki piano teacher, Suzuki violin teacher

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Jan 11 2018

Description: We are a school with a local reputation for excellence, in a town a half hour from Boston which greatly values music education, with no other Suzuki program within convenient distance. We are steadily adding students; we need a Sunday violin teacher (possibly one more day) and a third piano teacher.

Duties: Piano: Teach private lessons
Violin: Teach “Intro to Suzuki Violin” classes, private lessons and group classes; viola ability a definite plus but not essential.
Both: May teach both Suzuki and traditional students if desired. Possibility of advanced students and/or chamber music coaching.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered 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
Ability to be part of a team as we build a cohesive Suzuki program

Salary: Teachers are independent contractors, and are paid an hourly rate commensurate with that at other area schools of similar high quality. Higher rate for chamber music and group classes. Recitals etc. also paid. Attendance/makeup policies underscore respect for teachers’ time and professionalism.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director
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508 358 7835

Website: www.waylandmusic.com
Phone: 508-358-7835
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Guitar, Voice Instructors

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posting Date: New on Jan 10 2018

Description: The Center for Young Musicians is a highly-regarded, 24-year old private music school with four locations in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.

Duties: Teach students privately and in small ensembles. Perform occasionally for the school and in the community. Teaching load may be part-time to start. There will be potential to grow to a full-time teaching schedule.

Qualifications: Teaching experience required. A Master of Music is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with a pedagogy background or who have registered at least two Suzuki books with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. Faculty meetings, recitals and special events are also paid. Company benefits, including health, life and disability, and a company retirement plan, are available for full-time teachers.

Contact: Please mail resume to Center for Young Musicians, Instructor Search, 120 Lake Drive, Wexford, PA 15090. Also visit our website at www.youngmusicians.org, or send via email to [javascript protected email address]

Website: www.youngmusicians.org
Phone: 724-935-0505
Fax: 724-935-0505
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Full time Suzuki violin instructor

Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posting Date: New on Jan 9 2018

Description: New innovative music academy. The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra is hiring a second strings teacher for year three of our program. The academy is a collaboration including the Wichita Falls Independent and Midwestern State University. Students may range from K-12.

Duties: Full-Time, 5 days instruction per week. Private and group Suzuki lessons. Secondary private lessons at Midwestern State University. Attendance at recitals/rehearsals and participation in special events. School year: September-May.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or Violin Performance and registered Suzuki training. Graduate hours may qualify student to teach as an adjunct professor at Midwestern State University. Applicant should expect to demonstrate violin performance.

Salary: Base salary $35,000 (based on nine-month commitment). Additional income opportunities may include up to $1800 coaching with the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony, summer camp faculty, adjunct faculty position at Midwestern State University, and playing position upon successful audition with the Wichita

Contact: Jean Hall, Executive Director
Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra
1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

Website: www.wfyouthsymphony.org/
Phone: 940-723-6202
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Guitar, Piano, cello and violin teachers needed ASAP

Location: North Houston, TX
Posting Date: New on Dec 6 2017

Description: We need Violin, Piano, cello and Guitar teachers at our Suzuki Academy in northwest Houston.
Teacher will teach 4 private lessons and one group lesson per month.

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 (approximately $40-$49/ hour)
This job is a Contractor position with no benefits.
Teachers are paid monthly )the summer as well)
Teachers have up to 6 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

Website: www.samusichouston.com
Phone: 832-298-9641
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin

Location: Victoria, BC
Posting Date: New on Jan 5 2018

Description: Offering a full studio of 45 incredibly well set up private students (5 days a week equaling 28 teaching hours) with waiting list. Students range from 2 ½ to teens, and from pre-twinkle to book 6. Everything is set up for the year, this studio just needs the perfect someone to step in and take over.

Duties: Duties include:
- Teaching private classes 5 days a week
- Bi-monthly group classes
- Run four recitals per year
- Write private lesson notes at the end of each lesson & send video recordings of lessons.
- Administrative e-mails and follow up to incoming students, simple banking & account balancing

Qualifications:—Ability to keep standards of playing high while keeping it fun
- An open & supportive character who is eager to fully connect with each & every student.
- A commitment to communication to kids & parents
- An ability to break down complex concepts simply
- Knowledge of early childhood development

Salary: Salary is dependant on qualifications. Maximum income as follows: Private lessons are tuition based at $60.5 per hour, and group is an additional $26 per month per student.

Contact: Position is needing to be filled ASAP, but will be open for a longer duration for the right candidate.

Website: clkennedymusic@gmail.com
Phone: 2508588386
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin/Viola Instructor

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posting Date: New on Dec 21 2017

Description: The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is an independent community music school with a thriving, performance-oriented strings department.

Duties: Individual instruction utilizing the Suzuki method for students ages 4 and above. Emphasis is on working with young beginners. Assist with and/or teach weekly group lessons. Participation in departmental activities for students and faculty members.

Qualifications: Bachelors in Music or higher, Suzuki registered training Book Four or higher. Minimum of two years Suzuki teaching experience. Comfortable educating Suzuki philosophy to parents.

Salary: $48-$60/hour, part-time. Eligible for benefits if/when position increases to full-time.

Contact: Email a resume, a sample video of a private lesson (Suzuki book 1-3) and a group class teaching video to [javascript protected email address].

The position remains open until filled. Qualified applicants will be invited for an audition and interview.

Website: pasadenaconservatory.org
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher—Dubai

Location: Dubai, AE
Posting Date: New on Dec 20 2017

Description: Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten is looking for a Suzuki trained teacher with experience teaching young children. Suzuki Violin is a core part of the curriculum at Masterminds with all children participating in Violin lessons 2 – 3 times per week.

Duties: Conducting Suzuki Violin lessons for children 2—6 years of age.

Qualifications: Experience teaching young children.
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) training would be a plus.
Spoken and written fluency in English is an essential requirement.

Salary: Monthly Tax Free Salary: Competitive expat salary depending on candidate profile and experience
Medical Insurance
Initial Air Ticket to Dubai and Home Leave Ticket (every 2 years)
Relocation Allowance
UAE Resident Visa
30 days of Paid Vacation
End of service benefits: 21 days’ pay for each year

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Website: www.masterminds.ae
Phone: +971 4 346 9210
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Part-Time Assistant Registrar and Violin Teacher

Location: Newton, MA
Posting Date: New on Dec 11 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 280 students with 24 faculty members providing instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, and harp.

Duties: The Suzuki School of Newton (SSN) is seeking a part-time Assistant Registrar effective immediately. 20/hr per week administrative duties including assisting the Registrar with enrollment and scheduling with the opportunity to build a violin teaching schedule around office hours, if desired.

Qualifications: Strong communicator, extremely organized, and a good spokesperson with strong writing and accurate math skills (for collecting tuition). Previous experience with Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn quickly is essential. Comfort with social media, website updating, e-newsletter a plus.

Salary: Hourly wage. The school has a group health insurance plan and a Retirement 403B plan.

Contact: Send email with a cover letter, CV which includes relevant administrative experience, Suzuki training, and suitable skills to [javascript protected email address]. No phone calls please.

Website: suzukinewton.org/
Phone: 617-964-4522
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Instructor

Location: 19716, DE
Posting Date: New on Dec 6 2017

Description: The University of Delaware Community Music School is seeking an experienced Suzuki piano instructor to take over for a long-term instructor’s departure. There is therefore a studio already built which includes several 45 minute group classes and several full evenings worth of students.

Duties: Teach private 30-60 minute Suzuki piano lessons;
Teach several 45 minute group classes;
Attend several Suzuki recitals throughout the year

Qualifications: Suzuki Piano training completed through Book 4 & several years of experience teaching Suzuki Piano.

Salary: $40/teaching hour
Part-time position without benefits.

Contact: Kevin Cope
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Website: www.music.udel.edu/cms
Phone: 570-831-1548
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki full and part time violin/viola teachers

Location: Toronto, ON
Posting Date: New on Feb 12 2018

Description: Celebrating 35 years of musical excellence, Etobicoke Suzuki Music is a non-profit music program with 110 violin viola and cello students through Bk 10, Suzuki Early Childhood Education and an extensive enrichment program. This strong program is growing and in need of new teachers.

Duties: Private and group lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Possible chamber music coaching. Potential opportunities for leadership in artistic and/or administrative management. There are many free-lance playing opportunities in the city and surrounding communities.

Qualifications: BMus or MMus and SAA training through bk 6 registered. Minimum 5 years Suzuki teaching. We need team players with a passion for working with children, a desire to continue lifelong learning, exceptional maturity and ability to communicate effectively. Canadian citizenship preferred.

Salary: Possibility of substantial hours. Please contact for details.

Contact: Margot Jewell, ESM Co-director, Violin coordinator

Website: etobicokesuzukimusic.ca
Phone: 416-407-1935
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Classical Guitar Instructor

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posting Date: New on Dec 4 2017

Description: The Amherst School of Guitar, in Buffalo, New York is seeking a classical guitar instructor with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music. Experience in teaching other styles of guitar is a plus. Ages of students ranges from pre-twinkle (3-5) to teenagers as well as adults.

Duties: Private, one-on-one lessons, coaching guitar ensembles of various levels, sitting in on juried performances, organizing and overlooking recitals as well as the annual guitar festival, and attending and contributing to staff meetings and curriculum planning.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelors degree in music with a concentration in classical guitar. Must have ECC and book one training.

Salary: Competitive salary with benefits.

Contact: Michael Belle-Isle, Chair, National Search Committee
Email: [javascript protected email address]
716-626-4306
162 Mill Street 2nd. Floor
Williamsville, New York 14221

Website: www.amherstschoolofguitar.com
Phone: 716-807-2292
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Cello and Violin Faculty

Location: Birmingham, AL
Posting Date: New on Dec 1 2017

Description: STEP Birmingham invites applicants for the position of Cello Instructor and Violin Instructor. Reporting to the STEP Director, the Instructor will teach a studio of private students as well as lead STEP group classes. 


Duties: Teach a minimum of 33 lessons per student and 18 group classes each year
Communicate with the Director in regards to studio openings
Keep an active membership with the Suzuki Association of the Americas
Attend faculty meetings
Attend student and group performances

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music
Suzuki training in at least Books 1—4


Salary: Lessons: $44/hour
Group classes: $60/group class
Leading a Sunday recital: $50/recital

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Website: www.stepbirmingham.com
Phone: (205)440-3611
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin Teacher Part-Time

Location: Jupiter and Stuart, FL
Posting Date: New on Nov 27 2017

Description: 15 Yr. established Suzuki Violin/Viola/Cello School. Excellent community. All Scheduling & administrative work done centrally. Studio consists of Bk 1-7 and non-Suzuki. Ages 4—75. Great opportunity for retired Violin Teacher.

Duties: Part-Time: 2—3 days/week. Private Violin lessons, Suzuki and Non. Two Saturday mornings/month for Group classes and orchestras. Attend recitals/rehearsals and participate in special events. 5 concerts/year and retirement home performances. School year: September- May with 5 weeks Studio vacation.

Qualifications: SAA membership. Suzuki Teaching Experience. Expect Suzuki Registration. Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education or Violin Performance. Patient/Positive/Enthusiastic/Flexible/Dependable/Sense of Humor.
Must demonstrate Violin Performance.

Salary: Commensurate with Program Success. Part-Time Employee. Paid twice a month.
Dental and Vision Insurance offered.

Contact: Cynthia Hinkelman, Executive Director
Lighthouse Suzuki Strings, Inc.
3611 SE Fairway W
Stuart, FL 34997

Website: lighthousesuzukistrings.com
Phone: 772-631-5313
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