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

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posting Date: New on Jan 22 2019

Description: The Center for Young Musicians is a highly-regarded, 25-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 lesson than 10 hours 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. There is also the possibility to teach early childhood music classes.

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.

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

Phone: 7249350505
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Barnstable/Falmouth, MA
Posting Date: New on Jan 16 2019

Description: The Cape Conservatory seeks an experienced Violin- Teaching Artist for both our Barnstable and Falmouth locations. We believe that the Arts are the heartbeat of life. Through music, dance, and art, we thrive individually and collectively.

Duties: Teach private lessons, group classes, “Intro to Violin” (Suzuki-based) classes in preschool M W F (ages 3 – 5); experience with other string instruments a plus.
May teach both Suzuki and traditional students.
Possibility of advanced students, youth orchestra sectional work

Qualifications: Suzuki registered training through Book 2 (minimum)
3—5 years teaching experience (minimum)
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
Strong performance ability and resume
Commitment to continued growth as teacher and musician

Salary: Hourly rate: Private lessons $56, youth orchestra sectional coaching $45, group classes $55. Recitals and events also paid. Attendance/makeup policies are enforced by the Conservatory, and promote/support teachers’ time and professionalism. Position open until filled.

Contact: Stephanie Weaver, D.M.A.
Executive Director

Phone: 508-362-2772
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Part-time Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Newton, MA
Posting Date: New on Jan 14 2019

Description: The Suzuki School of Newton is seeking a part-time Suzuki piano teacher to cover a four-month maternity leave in March-June 2019. This long-term sub position could lead to a permanent position as the school continues to expand in the Fall 2019 semester.

Duties: Teaching schedule: Mondays 3:30-7:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm, Thursdays 2:30-7:00pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm. Includes individual lessons and group classes.

Qualifications: Must have a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and knowledge of Suzuki pedagogy. Serious teaching background and experience with both individual and group lessons a must.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Send resume and cover letter with suggested 3 references Sachiko Isihara, Executive Director to [javascript protected email address]. Candidates will be interviewed, expected to perform/demonstrate pianistic skills, and teach a small group of students. No phone calls please.

Phone: 617-964-4522
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting Date: New on Jan 14 2019

Description: Ridgefield Suzuki School offers violin, viola, cello and piano lessons and group classes in the Suzuki Method, as well as early childhood classes to Ridgefield, CT and the surrounding communities. Due to growth in the school, we have an immediate opening for a piano teacher.

Duties: Teach private lessons and group classes to students age 3.5 and up. Help facilitate recitals, concerts, and other community events. Recruit new students to continue to build the piano studio.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki training through book 1. Higher preferred. Bachelors or higher degree in Music.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Bonus compensation for growing the piano studio. Position is part time to start with the hopes of quickly becoming full time.

Contact: Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Send cover letter, resume and three references to [javascript protected email address]

Phone: (203) 403-2667
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Preschool Director of Arts-Based Preschool/Suzuki Coordinator

Location: Fort Smith, AR
Posting Date: New on Dec 20 2018

Description: Community School of the Arts(CSA) is a non-profit arts education organization serving children and youth in the visual and performing arts. CSA is embarking upon an exciting new project to develop an innovative arts-based preschool for children ages 3-5 that will be the first of its kind in Arkansa

Duties: Operate the school according to Arkansas pre-school standards, Parent engagement and recruitment of students, Maintain, develop curriculum, Hire, train, supervise teachers & staff, Coordinate assessment,
Teach part-time in the preschool, oversee the Suzuki program including teaching

Qualifications: BA in music, emphasis in violin, 4 years experience in early childhood or CDA, 1 year as a preschool director, 3 years Suzuki teaching with extensive Suzuki training, Team builder, highly organized, excellent communication skills, successful arts administrative experience, collaborate with community

Salary: 12-Month contract
Competitive, based on experience and qualifications
Health Insurance
Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation time

Contact: To Apply: Send letter of application, vita, list of 3 references, and unofficial transcripts to:
Dr. Rosilee Russell, [javascript protected email address] or mail to PO Box 11881, Fort Smith, AR 72917
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, 2019.

Phone: 4794342880
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Full Time Strings Group & Private Violin Instructor

Location: Chapala, JAL, MX
Posting Date: New on Dec 14 2018

Description: Instituto Internacional is a junior and senior high school with a quickly growing strings program located in Chapala, Jalisco, a vibrant, ex-patriot community with a mixture of local and foreign students. Our school-day group program serves ages 11-16; private lessons are offered after school.

Duties: Teach beginning Suzuki violin private and group classes.
Teach group strings methods classes during the school day (Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9).
Help facilitate recitals and school events.
Produce reports for parents and administration on student performance.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered training through Book 1 violin
1-2 years teaching experience preferred
Teamwork skills
Commitment to continued growth
Demonstrated performance skills (recording)
Enthusiasm, sense of empathy, openness to cultural differences
Some Spanish (and/or some English) preferred

Salary: Full salary commensurate with experience
Paid holidays
Medical benefits
Living arrangements
Visa assistance for non-Mexican residents
2 year commitment required

Contact: Please email CV and cover letter to [javascript protected email address].

Phone: 013766880004
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posting Date: New on Nov 26 2018

Description: Celebrating 50 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: [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 716-743-8728
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Suzuki Violin Instructor/Concertmaster of KSO

Location: Houghton, MI
Posting Date: New on Nov 13 2018

Description: The Copper Country Suzuki Association and the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Michigan Tech are seeking an individual to serve as the violin/viola instructor for the CCSA, private music instructor for MTU and concertmaster of the KSO. To see full job ad, go to

Duties: CCSA Duties: Teach beginning through advanced students in violin and viola private lessons and group classes. Conduct the KYSO Prep Orchestra and co-conduct the KYSO.
Michigan Tech Duties: The successful candidate will also serve as concertmaster of the KSO and private violin/viola teacher.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Music or a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years teaching experience. SAA training through book 2 minimum, book 4 preferred with willingness to obtain additional training. Candidate should be a professional-level violinist.

Salary: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. CCSA duties are paid as a 9-month salaried position. There is the option to teach summer lessons at an hourly rate. Michigan Tech duties are paid hourly. Michigan Tech is an EOE.

Contact: Email or mail cover letter, resume and three references to Andrew Shaud ([javascript protected email address]), Executive Director-Copper Country Suzuki Association/Community String Program Coordinator-Michigan Tech, at the following address:
Andrew Shaud
Michigan Tech VPA Department (Walker 209)
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program Director and Tenure-Track Music Faculty Member

Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posting Date: New on Nov 6 2018

Description: Full-time position that combines administrative and teaching responsibilities.
Begins July 1, 2019.
Application review begins immediately. Applications submitted by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration.

To see full job ad, go to

Duties: Half of the responsibilities of this position involve the year-round administrative oversight of EMU’s Preparatory Music Program, which encompasses instrumental music instruction, a thriving Suzuki curriculum, Musikgarten, Youth Symphony, and City School Strings Program.

Qualifications: DMA or PhD in Music required; evidence of successful arts administrative experience; Christian faith with strong affinity for the values espoused by EMU that draw from its Anabaptist/Mennonite heritage; a robust background in teaching, scholarship and/or musical performance.

Salary: Twelve-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience. Eastern Mennonite University uses a tenure-with-review contract system.

Contact: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Deirdre L. Smeltzer, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean
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Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-4141

Phone: 5404324141
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