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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

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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.

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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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Suzuki Teachers needed in Houston : Guitar, Piano, cello and violin teachers needed ASAP

Location: Houston (north), TX
Posting Date: New on Aug 31 2018

Description: We need Violin, Piano, cello, voice and Guitar teachers at our Suzuki Academy in HOUSTON
Teacher will teach 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) ESPECIALLY ON WEEKENDs
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 training in their instrument.

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: 832-298-9641

Phone: 8322989641
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Suzuki violin, viola, and/or cello teachers passionate about young children and interested in teachi

Location: New York, NY
Posting Date: New on Oct 15 2018

Description: Silver Music is a growing school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with an emphasis on community, excellence, and creativity, within a supportive environment . We have roughly 260 students in our Instrumental Program and 80 students in our Introductory Program and a robust program of summer camps.

Duties: Introductory Class teacher: Teaching creative Pre-Twinkle classes for young children and their parents, beginning with paid training and observation.
Suzuki violin and Suzuki guitar teacher: Teach private lessons and weekly group classes. Option to teach at our camps on school breaks.

Qualifications: SAA registered training in at least Book 1 for Pre-Twinkle positions, and training through at least Book 3 for lesson teaching positions. Experience working with young children and parents.

Salary: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Participation in IRA plan with 3% match.

Contact: Ellen Silver, Director

Phone: 212-600-0212
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Suzuki Program Chair

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posting Date: New on Oct 12 2018

Description: The Conservatory seeks an enthusiastic, mature, and highly organized candidate for the Suzuki Program Chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. The program serves over 270 students across Southeastern Wisconsin. The ideal candidate must be forward-thinking, innovative, and work well with others.

Duties: The duties of this position include, but aren’t limited to: overseeing Suzuki group classes, leading performances, supervising and expanding Suzuki Parent Education, supervising Suzuki faculty, identifying, interviewing, and hiring new faculty, teaching a minimum of 20 hours per week in the program.

Qualifications: Candidate must possess a master’s degree or equivalent pedagogical training, have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Suzuki instructor with extensive Suzuki training and minimum of 3-5 years administrative experience. Candidate should have experience working with young children and their parents.

Salary: The Conservatory has a generous compensation package that includes: position salary, paid vacation, sick, and personal days, health, dental, and vision benefits, 403b plan with 3% match, 50% off all conservatory lessons, classes, and ensembles, and complimentary tickets to conservatory concerts.

Contact: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Fritz, Chief Operations Officer.

Phone: 414-276-5760
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello Head Teacher, Suzuki Violin Head Teacher

Location: Wan Chai, HK
Posting Date: New on Oct 12 2018

Description: Seed Music Academy will open its doors in 2019 with a single aim of helping children achieve their development and learning potential during the crucial growth years. We have 40 students and two piano instructors. We are now seeking a full-time violin & cello teacher to join our team.

Duties: Head of Cello OR Violin Department
● 20-25 hours/week
● Help set up the strings program
● Conduct private and group lessons for students age 3+
● Help facilitate recitals and school events
● Produce semester reports for parents describing students’ progress

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki Cello Training through Book 2 or higher
● Bachelor’s degree in violin/cello performance or academic studies (Master’s degree preferred)
● Leadership and management experiences
● Three years of teaching experience

Salary: Full salary commensurate with experience
● Medical benefits
● Extra teaching hours will be compensated by hourly rate
● Paid Holidays

Contact: Interested applicants please send your CV, links for your private and group teaching videos (Book 1 Beginners). Contact information with three references. We look forward to hearing from you!

Email: [javascript protected email address]

El Sistema Violin Instructor

Location: Wilmington, DE
Posting Date: New on Oct 3 2018

Description: The Music School of Delaware seeks a VIOLIN TEACHER for an El Sistema-based after-school program in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Two hours per day (M-Th) during the school year.

Duties: Candidate must have an interest in engaging the community we serve. This is a pilot program that will serve up to ~15 low-income kindergarten students the first year, with probable expansion in following years.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music and teaching experience required. Suzuki and/or Early Childhood training a plus. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. We welcome diversity.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Extra teaching opportunities may exist at The Music School of Delaware’s Wilmington Branch or satellite locations, including potential summer work.

Contact: Send resume with cover letter to Cheri Astolfi at [javascript protected email address]. No phone calls, please.

Phone: 3027621132
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Suzuki Piano Teacher, Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Oct 1 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, and 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: Violin: Teach private lessons, group classes, “Intro to Violin” (Suzuki-based) classes; viola ability a definite plus but not essential.
Piano: Teach private lessons
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 (minimum)
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: Hourly rate: Private lessons $51.25, chamber music $56.50, group classes $62. Recitals and events also paid. Attendance/makeup policies are enforced, and underscore respect for teachers’ time and professionalism.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director
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508 358 7835

Phone: 508-358-7835
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Violin Instructor

Location: Paradise, CA
Posting Date: New on Sep 25 2018

Description: Strings in Schools, established in 2003, is a unique music program that offers violin lessons to children 5-17 years of age in Paradise and Oroville, CA for a nominal fee and provides scholarships to those who need financial help. Current student enrollment is 52 violin and 18 Kindermusik students.

Duties: The violin instructor will teach children in group classes, beginning classes, mini-individual lessons and private lessons for a minimum of 6 hours/week. Program Director will provide training for the unique beginners class model.

Qualifications: Teachable, organized, patience and tactfulness in working with children and speaking to parents is essential. Bachelor’s in music is helpful, but not required. Suzuki training Books 1-4 is preferable, but at a minimum, Books 1-2. Child development training is preferred, but not required.

Salary: $35/hour—paid as an employee + mileage if applicable.

Contact: Carla Shryock
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Phone: 5304135803
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Part-time Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Auburndale, MA
Posting Date: New on Sep 21 2018

Description: The Suzuki School of Newton is seeking a part-time Suzuki piano teacher with the potential to become full-time/permanent as the school grows. Projected teaching days are Tuesday through Friday, 3:00pm-on.

Duties: Individual and group lesson instruction
Opportunities for accompanying and chamber music coaching

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and SAA registered training through minimum book 3. Preference for long-term teacher training. Serious teaching background a must and experience with both individual and group lessons. Most of our faculty have completed teacher training and have Master’s degrees in performance.

Salary: Hourly wage commensurate with experience

Contact: Send resume and cover letter with suggested 3 references to Executive Director Sachiko Isihara via email at [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
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Suzuki Teacher/ Section String Player

Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posting Date: New on Sep 20 2018

Description: The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra has been serving its mission for over 96 years: “To celebrate the tradition of live orchestral music and enrich the lives of people throughout our region “. We seek qualified, motivated string player/teachers who are interested in moving to the Sioux Falls area.

Duties: Pending audition, the right candidate will play in the string section of the SDSO’s 12-concert week season, as well as teach Suzuki string lessons to students in the community. Due to a departure of one highly-sought teacher, a studio of up to 30 students is currently available.

Qualifications: While registered Suzuki training is not required to play in the orchestra, it is strongly recommended that the player has Book 1 or higher registered with the SAA, as it will help them gain supplemental employment. Candidates will be asked to play a concert cycle with the SDSO, as well as interview.

Salary: he per-service rate of an SDSO section musician is $70.78. The pay of other opportunities is also based on hours taught and can be negotiated.

Contact: Kyra Hansen, Director of Operations, SDSO

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Suzuki Strings Teacher

Location: Pembroke, BM
Posting Date: New on Sep 11 2018

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, 29/hours per week. 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 post graduate teaching experience. Applicants must have a minimum Book 4 registered Suzuki Teacher Training , the Comprehensive Suzuki Audition video and a teaching video.

Salary: $50,000—$60,000 plus benefits

Contact: Mr. Kent Hayward, Executive Director, The Bermuda School of Music, Suite 436, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM11 Tel: 296-5100 Fax: 292-0686 e-mail: [javascript protected email address] website:

Phone: 4412965100
Fax: 4412920686
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