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Suzuki Violin, Viola Instructor

Location: Pasadena (Los Angeles county), CA
Posting Date: New on Jul 15 2019

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 preferred. Minimum of two years Suzuki teaching experience. Comfortable educating Suzuki philosophy to parents.

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

Contact: Email a resume, a sample video of a private lesson (Suzuki book 1-3) and a troup class teaching video to [javascript protected email address]
The postition remains open until filled. Qualified applicants will be invited for an audition and interview.

Phone: 6266833355
Fax: 6266833303
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Norfolk, VA
Posting Date: New on Jun 25 2019

Description: The Academy of Music (AOM) is a non-profit community music school established in 1991, based in Norfolk, VA and serving Hampton Roads. Area supports professional symphony, opera and major arts festival. Suzuki community provides annual workshop, performance and touring opportunities.

Duties: Join established, growing program with wait list. Teacher needed for expanding program plus new & transferring students. AOM offers 2 semesters of 17 lessons plus summer session. Program includes weekly private lessons, group classes, recitals, parent education, early childhood, book grad, outreach.

Qualifications: Minimum bachelor’s degree in music and SAA registration through Book 1 with expectation of continuing Suzuki training. Preference given to advanced training (Book 5+), education and teaching experience. Must have strong commitment to Suzuki philosophy. Teaching and character references required.

Salary: Please see website for details. This is a part-time, W-2 position with semester pay based on studio size, number of group classes taught and outreach.

Contact: John Dixon, Executive Director
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Phone: 7576270967
Fax: 7576270535
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Suzuki Violin Teacher- Western MA

Location: Greenfield, MA
Posting Date: New on Jul 1 2019

Description: Artspace Community Arts Center provides music and art education to the community in and around Greenfield, Massachusetts. Artspace also partners with the Greenfield Public Schools to provide weekly violin and cello group classes to students grade 3 and up, through the Strings for Kids program.

Duties: Position involves taking over current violin private lessons, adding students as needed, and teaching violin classes in the Strings for Kids program, as well as an option to lead the school group weekly ensembles. Two 16-week semesters, two week-long summer intensives, and summer lessons as desired.

Qualifications: Suzuki Training and Suzuki teaching experience, as well as a commitment to Suzuki Philosophy and the flexibility and creativity to adapt it to a public school setting, are a must.

Salary: Hourly rate competitive for area and based on type of class taught.

Contact: Please send resume, cover letter and references to
Julie Carew, Director- Strings for Kids
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Artspace Community Arts Center
15 Mill St Greenfield, MA 01301

Phone: 617-997-5827
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Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program Administrative Director

Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posting Date: New on Jun 28 2019

Description: Administrative Director for the Preparatory Music Program, with faculty status in the Department of Music. This is a three-quarter to full-time continuing position that combines administrative and teaching responsibilities.

Duties: Three-quarters of the responsibilities of this position involve the year-round administrative oversight of EMU’s Preparatory Music Program and teaching within the program.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in music required; evidence of successful arts administrative experience; strings instruction (all ages), and/or an affinity for the Suzuki Method characterized by ongoing scholarship and/or musical performance; a robust background in public school music education strongly preferred.

Salary: Twelve-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience.

For more information on the job posting visit

Contact: Dr. Suzanne Cockley, Dean of the School of Theology, Humanities, &
Performing Arts
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Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Phone: 540-432-4261
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Suzuki Violin Teacher/ KSO Concertmaster

Location: Houghton, MI
Posting Date: New on Jun 24 2019

Description: Established in 1972, the Copper Country Suzuki Association is a thriving non-profit community music program emphasizing the Suzuki method of instruction. Michigan Tech provides private music lessons to students. The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is a regional college-community orchestra.

Duties: Teach beginning through advanced students in violin and viola private lessons and group classes for the CCSA. Participate in performances, recitals and community events. Serve as concertmaster of the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and private violin and viola instructor at MTU.

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: 9-month salary of $30,000. 2019-20 contract begins on September 1, 2019 and runs through May 29, 2020. Full benefits through Michigan Tech are included with this position. There is an option to teach summer lessons for the CCSA at an hourly rate.
Please see our website for a complete description.

Contact: Andrew Shaud, CCSA Executive Director
Michigan Tech VPA Department (Walker 209)
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 9065235415
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Full-Time Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Wilmington, DE
Posting Date: New on May 31 2019

Description: The Music School of Delaware seeks a Suzuki piano teacher for a full-time salaried position.

Duties: Position includes private, group and musicianship instruction; Suzuki group and solo recital accompanying; and administrative hours.

Qualifications: Minimum: Bachelor of Music degree with 2-3 years of Suzuki teaching experience; ECC through Book 4 in piano.

Salary: Based on experience.

Contact: Send resume with cover letter ATTN: Shelley Beard Santore, Suzuki Academy Department Head, The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or email [javascript protected email address].

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello Instructor

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posting Date: New on Jun 14 2019

Description: Seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Suzuki cello instructor to join our Suzuki strings faculty. Full-time position is possible for the right candidate.

Duties: Position is responsible for teaching private cello lessons, Suzuki group cello classes, parent classes, and chamber music. Our Suzuki String instructors lead performances in the community and at Conservatory events. Faculty may also teach in Conservatory Connections, our community outreach program.

Qualifications: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance along with Suzuki training.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Teresa Drews, Director of Education

Phone: 4144593453
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Suzuki Piano Instructor

Location: Durham, NC
Posting Date: New on Jun 11 2019

Description: Triangle Music School was established in 2006 and has become an engaged community of educators featuring the Suzuki method: violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano. Located in West Durham NC.

Duties: Teach weekly individual lessons, and quarterly group classes. Instructor may also expand on course offerings based on individual talent and interests (for example, offer chamber music, accompanying, etc.).

Qualifications: Suzuki Piano book 1 registration.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jennifer Hancock, Director
Triangle Music School
4815 Hillsborough Road
Durham NC 27705

Phone: (919) 309-9834
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin, Viola, Cello and Flute Instructors

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posting Date: New on Jun 7 2019

Description: Since 1978, the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts has provided a nurturing and fun setting where our talented artist-teachers develop children’s skills to their fullest potential. The Prep Center is seeking experienced, professional Instructors to join our Saturday program.

Duties: Teach private and group Suzuki lessons to children of varied ages/levels
Prepare students for solo and group performances
Prepare sheet music and instructional materials
Contribute to the preparation of concert programs
Accompany, direct and perform in student and instructor recitals when required

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and SAA registered training through a min of Book 5.
Min of 5 years of Suzuki private and group teaching
Knowledge of repertoire and curriculum, and experience in music pedagogy and classroom management
Excellent musicianship and artistry, and proficiency in the instrument

Salary: cont.
Ability to consistently and effectively communicate with the students, parents and administration in a positive manner
Commitment to providing a stimulating, collaborative and inclusive learning environment


$36—$50/hour; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Brooklyn College is an EO/AA Employer. Please e-mail your resume/cover letter to [javascript protected email address] to apply for this position.

Phone: 7189514111
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin/Viola Teacher

Location: Manhattan, KS
Posting Date: New on Jun 7 2019

Description: The Community School for the Performing Arts (CSPA) is seeking to add a violin/viola teacher to its expanding program. CSPA Strings Division currently offers traditional private lessons, a Suzuki program, and a chamber music program on the campus of Kansas State University.

Duties: Teach traditional private students; prepare students for recitals, competitions, and outreach events; coach chamber music as desired; potential to teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes.

10 hrs/wk commitment to start with opportunity for growth for the Fall 2019 semester: Sept 2019-May 2020

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters or Doctorate preferred; at least 2 years teaching experience required; SAA registration in Books 1-2 a plus.

Commitment to continued development as a teacher and musician; an effective communicator. See website for full details.

Salary: $12,000 minimum. Salary will increase for teaching beyond 10 contact hours at the rate of $40 per contact hour.

Contact: Please email the following to Laura Eakman, Chair of Strings Division at [javascript protected email address]:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of at least three references
  4. Video of candidate teaching a private or group lesson

Position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by June 15th, 2019.

The Community School for the Performing Arts (CSPA) in Manhattan, Kansas, is a university-community partnership between the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and Manhattan Arts Center (MAC). Its mission is to provide the highest level of pre-college performing arts education to the Flint Hills Region of Kansas.

The Community School for the Performing Arts is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. The Community School for the Performing Arts actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Phone: 815-289-2010
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Violin teacher

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting Date: New on Jun 4 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. We are seeking a violin teacher to join our team of dedicated faculty and work with our wonderful community of committed Suzuki families.

Duties: Teach private lessons and group classes to students age 3.5 and up. Help facilitate recitals, concerts, and other community events. Early childhood classes, chamber music coaching and parent classes are also possible depending on applicant’s experience and interest.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki Bk 1 training, higher preferred. Bachelors or higher degree in Music.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Recitals and community events are paid. Benefits available for full time employees.

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to [javascript protected email address].

Phone: 203-403-2667
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Cello Teaching Artist

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posting Date: New on May 21 2019

Description: Harmony School is home to Cedar Rapids’ only Suzuki school and Iowa’s first El Sistema program. We seek a part-time cello instructor to join our faculty; energetic, works cooperatively with colleagues, and desires the challenge of building a high-quality studio.

Duties: Teach private and group lessons, lead performances, recruit new students, attend meetings, collaborate with faculty. Additional opportunities include El Sistema teaching, chamber coaching, performing, other tasks as agreed upon with Executive Director.

Qualifications: BA or higher or Artist Diploma from an accredited post-secondary school. If degree is not music-focused, show comparable facility in instrument. At least one year of teaching experience required. Suzuki registered training preferred. Intent to commit to at least two years of teaching preferred.

Salary: Flexible hourly rate based on education and experience, in the high range for music schools in the Cedar Rapids market. Our teachers also receive recruiting bonuses.

Contact: For a full description, more information, or to apply, please email [javascript protected email address]. Applicants should include a resume/cv and three letters of reference.

Phone: 3195407798
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Suzuki Teacher

Location: Neenah, WI
Posting Date: New on May 20 2019

Description: The NJSD Suzuki Program is proud to offer Small Group Lessons and Large Group Classes for free for students and families which are held after school (3:30-7:30 PM). This position offers approx. 20 hours a week with paid performances in addition to lessons and prep time.

Duties: Teach semi-private paired lessons on Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Monday-Friday, with Large Group Classes on Thursday evenings. Must schedule lesson times and effectively communicate with all stakeholders. Must communicate group class lessons and deliver instruction as decided by the Suzuki team.

Qualifications: Minimum: Suzuki registered training through Book 2 on one instrument; 3-5 years teaching experience; experience with other string instruments preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in music performance/education with string instrument required. DPI License to teach instrumental music in Wisconsin preferred.

Salary: $40.00 hourly for lessons and performances. $10.00 hourly for meetings. (Possibility to teach/assist in the daily schedule for the Neenah Joint School District orchestra program during the school day for additional hours pending FTE availability.)

Contact: Contact: Susan Freundl, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources.
Suzuki Program website:
*Additional position description: Lessons follow the Suzuki philosophy and include parental involvement. Students receive a lesson and participate in a Large Group Class on Thursdays every week.
*Additional qualifications: Enthusiasm, sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity. Strong performance ability and resume. Commitment to continued growth as teacher and musician.

Phone: (920) 751-6800 x10111
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano Teachers, Suzuki training preferred

Location: New York City, NY
Posting Date: New on May 14 2019

Description: Silver Music seeks experienced, passionate, and committed piano teachers to join our faculty beginning Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. Our piano program includes weekly group classes, recitals, a yearly Piano Festival, and a chamber music and musicianship program.

Duties: Teach weekly private lessons and attend monthly faculty meetings. Availability on the weekends a plus!
Possibility of teaching weekly piano group class as well. Possibility of accompanying Suzuki string classes if interested.

Qualifications: Suzuki training of Every Child Can and a minimum of Suzuki Book 1 training.
The ideal candidate has experience teaching young beginners as well as older students, and is interested in being a part of a collaborative teaching environment.

Salary: Competitive salary.

Contact: Please send a cover letter and teaching resume to Ellen Silver at [javascript protected email address]. Candidates may be asked to send short videos demonstrating your teaching approach and/or give a demo lesson in person.

Phone: 212-600-0212
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Wayland School of Music: Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Voice

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on May 13 2019

Description: WSM has a local reputation for excellence, and is 30 mins from Boston with no other full Suzuki program nearby. We are growing rapidly; we move soon to a new, more visible location and seek faculty in all listed areas. Unique opportunity to be part of our expansion, with some scheduling flexibility.

Duties: Strings: Private lessons, group classes (for violin, also “Intro to Violin” Suzuki-based classes.)
Piano: Private lessons, group classes
Voice: private lessons
All: May teach both traditional and Suzuki and students, if desired. Possibility of advanced students and/or chamber music coaching.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered through Book 2 minimum (strings, piano)
8 -10 years professional 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

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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Full-Time Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Newton, MA
Posting Date: New on Apr 29 2019

Description: The Suzuki School of Newton is seeking a Suzuki piano teacher to join the faculty in a full-time/permanent capacity. SSN is one of the largest dedicated Suzuki programs in New England and has been a part of the Greater Boston arts community for 33 years.

Duties: Teach individual piano lessons and group piano classes
Perform on the annual Faculty Recital
Accompany student solo recitals as needed
Assist with student outreach performances in the community
Additional opportunities for string group 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. Videos or live audition will be required.

Salary: 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.

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano Faculty

Location: Chicago, IL
Posting Date: New on Apr 26 2019

Description: SSSC is cooperatively managed by our faculty and serve approximately 60 students from across the south side of Chicago. We currently provide violin, viola, and cello education. Faculty manage their own private studios, and collaborate on group classes, performances, and other programming

Duties: This new faculty member will accompany SSSC’s weekly group classes as well as numerous recitals and masterclasses throughout the academic year. The faculty will also develop and build our new piano program.

Qualifications: Be dedicated and creative teaching artist who views education as integral to his/her career plans
Hold a BA or BM in music, music education, or piano performance. Masters Degree and further pedagogy training is a plus.
Have received a minimum of Every Child Can! and Suzuki Piano Book 1 training.

Salary: Accompanying Rates:
Group Class/Rehearsals: $30/hr
Student/Faculty Recital: $70/performance
Studio/Group Recitals: $100/performance

Teaching Rates:
The new faculty member will set his/her own private lesson rates.
Piano group classes rate: $50/hr

Contact: To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to [javascript protected email address]

Email: [javascript protected email address]


Location: Rochester, MN
Posting Date: New on May 14 2019

Description: SEMSA is a 40-year-old organization of families and teachers devoted to the Suzuki Method. We seek trained teachers for all instruments, particularly piano and flute instructors. Teachers give individual lessons and cooperate with group lessons, recitals, ensembles, and special events.

Duties: Teach students with a wide range of ages and playing levels, coach ensembles, collaborate with association group lessons and other events.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki training through at least Book 2. (SEMSA does offer teacher scholarships for extended training.) Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and commitment to the Suzuki Method are advantageous. Inter-communication skills with the larger community are useful for public awareness, recruitment.

Salary: Teachers are independent contractors and set fees that are competitive with that of other studios in the community.

Contact: Linda Thompson
SouthEastern Minnesota Suzuki Associaation

Phone: 5072894575
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