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Suzuki Violin/Viola

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posting Date: New on Jul 19 2017

Description: This position is responsible for teaching private lessons in violin/viola to students of all ages and abilities; Suzuki training is required; ability to teach violin to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show exceptional maturity and an ability to effectively communicate.

Duties: The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Teach private violin lessons; Faculty members are expected to teach a minimum of 38 weeks of lessons per year. Teach Suzuki class and/or lead a string ensemble, if appropriate, as assigned. Teach in Conservatory Connections programs.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. Minimum training through Suzuki Book 2.

Salary: Pay is commensurate with experience. This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits.

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 4142765760
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Dorothy Gerber Strings Education Director

Location: Charlevoix, MI
Posting Date: New on Jul 13 2017

Description: The Charlevoix Circle of Arts/Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is seeking a Strings Music Education Director/Educator to begin the late summer of 2017. This is a salaried, full-time position that is developing a vibrant program in conjuction with the schools and local orchestra. For more information on the program see our website at

Duties: Serves as the Strings Music Education Director and conductor providing beginning to orchestral level strings education to northern Michigan schools grades 3—12. Will work with other music professionals to develop learning and performance opportunities in the region.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Strings Major and Suzuki Trained educator with a minimum of two years’ experience leading an orchestra. Master’s degree in Music Performance, Conducting, or Music Education preferred

Salary: This is a full-time position with benefits that reports to the Executive Director. The salary is discussed during the interview process, is commesurate with experience and meets industry standards.

Contact: Gail DeMeyere
Charlevoix Circle of Arts
109 Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Phone: (231) 838-5700
Fax: (231) 547-3554
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin and Piano Teacher (2 positions)

Location: Toledo, OH
Posting Date: New on Jul 10 2017

Description: The Toledo Symphony School of Music was founded in 2009 as a Suzuki Education branch of the Toledo Symphony. Our students have the opportunity to work with professional musicians and perform with the Toledo Symphony. Toledo itself is experiencing a revival: a great place for the arts!

Duties: The TSSM is looking for a violin and piano teacher to join our growing faculty. Duties include weekly private lessons for Pre-Twinkle and up, group classes, ensemble coaching, participation in school wide events. Candidate must be able to represent the TSSM and the TSO to the community.

Qualifications: Degree in music and Suzuki teacher training registered through the SAA, OR commitment to receive training; commitment to Suzuki principles and a passion for working with young children and their parents. Candidate will adhere to a high standard of teaching, collaboration, and professionalism.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Please contact us for details.

Contact: To apply, please send email of interest with attached CV and references to:
Rachel Zeithamel, Education Director, Toledo Symphony [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 419-418-0022
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Guitar, Piano and violin teachers needed

Location: North Houston, TX
Posting Date: New on May 30 2017

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

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 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: $45/ hour
Contractor position with no benefits.
Teachers are paid during the summer
Teachers have up to 6- 8 weeks holidays a year and they are paid

Contact: Contact Armand at 832-298-9641

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

Full-Time Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Wilmington, DE
Posting Date: New on Jul 7 2017

Description: The Music School of Delaware seeks a full-time Suzuki Violin Teacher.

Duties: Position includes private and group violin teaching.

Qualifications: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of Suzuki teaching experience and registered training in ECC through Book 4 in Violin.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits.

Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to Shelley Beard Santore, Suzuki Academy department head.

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Early Childhood Music Instructor

Location: Princeton Junction, NJ
Posting Date: New on Jul 7 2017

Description: A new teaching position is open at Princeton String Academy for a part time Early Childhood Music Instructor. As a new program at our school, we anticipate starting with two classes on Saturdays or weekdays. Eight week sessions will be offered starting in September and throughout the year.

Duties: The program will begin offering Early Childhood Music Education, with classes for tots from 3 months to four years.

Qualifications: Early childhood music training.

Salary: Extremely competitive and negotiable based on experience. Tuition reimbursement offered for ongoing Early Childhood training.

Contact: Paul Manulik
office 609-269-8159
cell 609-751-7664

Phone: 609-751-7664
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Guitar Teacher

Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posting Date: New on Jul 6 2017

Description: The Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program has an immediate opening for a Suzuki guitar teacher for one or more teaching days, to join its well-established Suzuki program (violin, viola, cello, piano and flute). The existing guitar studio has beginners through intermediate students.

Duties: Teach Suzuki private lessons in a small existing studio. (Former teacher moved.) The number of hours/students is flexible. There is room for growth! For the experienced candidate, there is the opportunity to teach traditional guitar students in a variety of styles.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered teacher training in Guitar Unit 1 is required. A degree in music is preferred as well as further units of training.

Salary: The SVPM Program pays teachers on a sliding scale based on years of experience through EMU’s payroll department. Each semester is 15 weeks long with one make-up week. The summer session is flexible.

Contact: Sharon Miller, SVPM Administrative Director
EMU, 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references plus a letter from a child’s parent. Email applications and references are encouraged, and hard copies are accepted. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Chicago, IL
Posting Date: New on Jun 30 2017

Description: The Suzuki Music School of Lincoln Park has provided quality music instruction since 1978. Our school provides Suzuki lessons in cello, piano, and violin, chamber music, and Kindermusik classes. We encourage a positive, non-competitive environment.

Duties: Teach Suzuki private and group lessons; attend staff meetings and school events. Take over an established studio of approximately two days of teaching plus groups, with the possibility of growth.

Qualifications: Experienced teacher with Suzuki teacher training registered through Book 2 (or higher) with the SAA. A commitment to the Suzuki philosophy, a willingness to continue training, and ease of working with children of all ages/levels. Availability to start in fall, 2017.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jan Janz, Director
Suzuki Music School of Lincoln Park
Phone: 312-266-9587

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Bradenton, FL
Posting Date: New on Jun 26 2017

Description: The Shackford Violin Studio has an opening for a violin teacher to start mid-August or negotiable. Vacancy is for an after-school program in Bradenton. A great opportunity for someone that would like to move to the sunny Gulf coast of Florida and is looking for either a part or full time position.

Duties: We have 3 growing locations: Sarasota, Bradenton and Saint Petersburg, with opportunity to increase student enrollment. Must be willing to teach at any of the three locations. Teach weekly private and group classes. Help in organizing and participating in several group concerts per school year.

Qualifications: Degree in Music, preferred. Must have Suzuki teacher training through book 4. Experience in working with very young students and teaching group classes. Needs to be a team player, flexible and strong communication skills.

Salary: This is an independent contractor position paid a competitive hourly rate. Teachers teach private lessons only during the summer months so the schedule can be flexible.

Contact: Contacts:
Martha Shackford
Office: (941) 705-9058
Cell: (503) 430-7228

Phone: 503-430-7228
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Instructor of Cello

Location: Stevens Point, WI
Posting Date: New on Jun 12 2017

Description: Fast-growing school of music with 3 busy locations in Central Wisconsin seeks friendly, knowledgeable, personable, skilled, motivated instructor to teach private and group classes to cellists of all ages and help recruit and grow studios.

Duties: Offering dynamic, engaging and effective instruction to students of all ability levels in private lessons and group classes, regular faculty meetings, retreats, and outreach/recruiting efforts to the community.

Qualifications: Must have at least 5 years of teaching experience post graduation, extensive performance experience and knowledge of advanced repertoire, Suzuki training through at least Book 4. Goal-oriented, motivated, a great team player. Must embody the Suzuki philosophy and spirit.

Salary: Salary: To be determined based on experience.

For more details go to:

Contact: Contact director Heidi Corcoran at e-mail address given. For more details go to:

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Concord, NH
Posting Date: New on Jun 5 2017

Description: Concord Community Music School (CCMS) has an immediate opening for a Suzuki violin teacher for one or more teaching days, to join its well-established Suzuki program.

Duties: Private and group teaching: Number of hours/students flexible; possibility of teaching Suzuki group classes. For the experienced candidate, the opportunity to teach traditional violin and viola students as well as coach ensembles exists.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music; Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of Suzuki pedagogy training through Book 4
Teaching experience of at least five years at the beginner-early advanced level
Strong communication skills and willingness to help develop a cohesive, collaborative program.

Salary: Compensation: Competitive hourly rate. Upon reaching full-time status, benefits available.

Contact: Suzuki Violin Search
Kathryn Southworth, Dean of Students & Faculty
Concord Community Music School
23 Wall Street, Concord, NH 03301
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Phone: 6032281196
Fax: 6032281196
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Suzuki Cello Teacher

Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Posting Date: New on Jun 5 2017

Description: The Ft. Wayne Suzuki Program offers group, theory, orchestra and chamber music for students ages 3-18 for violin, viola, and cello. Local playing opportunities are also plentiful. Ft. Wayne is a city of 250,000 and was ranked #1 as being “the most affordable city in the country” by Niche.

Duties: Teaching individual lessons, group classes and coaching chamber ensembles, along with group performances at local festivals. Building up the cello studio is a strong goal of the program.

Qualifications: Music degree and SAA registered teacher training through book 2 with willingness to complete Suzuki training.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Janet Guy-Klickman
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Phone: 260-485-8142
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Piano teacher, Violin teacher

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Jun 6 2017

Description: We are a school with a local reputation for excellence, in a town a half hour from Boston which greatly values music education. Our growing Suzuki program is the only one within convenient distance; we need another Suzuki piano teacher, and another Suzuki violin teacher.

Duties: Teach students all ages from beginners on up, with possibility of more advanced students and/or chamber music coaching if desired. Willingness to teach both Suzuki and non-Suzuki students a plus. Possible opportunity to teach or develop both Suzuki and non-Suzuki group classes, if desired. Days TBD.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki 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
Availability to start summer or fall 2017

Salary: Our teachers are independent contractors, and are paid an hourly rate competitive with Boston area schools of similar high quality. Premium rate for chamber music/group classes; recital attendance is also paid. Attendance policies underscore respect for teachers . Information provided on request.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director, Wayland School of Music
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Phone: 508-358-7835
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Location: Washington, DC
Posting Date: New on May 2 2017

Description: Levine Music is pleased to announce a part-time position for a violin instructor in the Suzuki Strings Department.

Duties: Levine Music is looking for applicants interested in and prepared to join a team of mutually supportive and collaborative teachers with a diversity of pedagogical approaches. This postition offers at least (5) hours of private teaching per week over the academic year to begin with and has the potential to grow to full time. The instructor must be flexible to teach at any of the five of Levine’s campuses in the Washington DC area, with the intention of adding more days/hours in the future.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess BM in Performance of Education, MM in Performance or Education preferred. Applicants should have registered training in the Suzuki Method through Book 4, have a dedication to and understanding of the Suzuki philosophy, and have teaching experience with children of all ages. (Applicants with less Suzuki training may be considered if they are highly qualified in other areas and willing to continue training, observation and mentoring.) Group class teaching experience is a plus.

Salary: Compensation will be awarded according to qualifications and experience.
Please submit application materials to:
A Maria Williams
Director Human Resources
Levine School of Music
2801 Upton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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(202) 686-9733 (fax)

Contact: Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, copies of the candidate’s and/or students’ recent concert programs, and a CD/DVD/Video, link of the candidate and/or candidate’s students in performance. Electronic applications are encouraged as well as hard copies accepted. (Please note application materials will not be returned.) This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
A Maria Williams
Director Human Resources
Levine School of Music
2801 Upton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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(202) 686-9733 (fax)

Phone: 2026868000
Fax: (202) 686-9733
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin Teacher or Violin/Viola/Cello Teacher

Location: St. John's, NL
Posting Date: New on May 1 2017

Description: The Suzuki Talent Education Program in St. John’s has been going strong for over 30 years. We are growing, and two of our teachers are leaving at the end of the year, so we need a new teacher to join our wonderful program! Our program offers lessons in violin, viola, and cello.

Duties: Teaching private students afternoons-evenings approximately 3-4 days per week, with the possibility of expanding to 5. Also group-class teaching on alternate Saturday mornings. Participation in concerts and teachers’ meetings. Teachers are also able to teach students they find on their own.

Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Music degree.
Preferably able to teach violin AND cello/viola.
Suzuki training minimum Book 3 violin.
Ability to interact with young pre-twinklers.
Preferably with at least 2 years teaching experience, both private and group lessons.

Salary: Private teaching fees are up to individual teachers. Group classes/concerts are between $45-60 an hour, based on qualifications.

Contact: To apply, please send email of interest with attached CV to:
Julia Bowdring and Maggie Burton, Co-Artistic Directors. [javascript protected email address]

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting Date: New on Apr 27 2017

Description: The Greenwich Suzuki Academy is seeking an experienced and dedicated Violin Teacher to join our close-knit faculty of 10. Our thriving program was founded 12 years ago on the basis of putting teachers first, and creating a strong supportive community. We are 35mi from NYC, in a family centered area.

Duties: Teach weekly private and group classes (all levels and ages), participate in monthly faculty meetings/teacher development, twice yearly school-wide group concerts, and regular student recitals. Availability to teach on Saturdays is greatly desired. Position could be either full or part-time.

Qualifications: Extensive Suzuki training desired, minimum of training through Book 4 required (with a commitment to further training), Preferred Masters Degree or higher in music, minimum of 4 years teaching experience required.

Salary: Our school is founded on the idea that Suzuki teachers should make a live-able wage. Pay is commensurate with experience, with the lowest starting pay rate at $63 an hour.

Contact: Please contact Heather Watson Hardie at [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 203-561-6716
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin and Piano Teachers (2 positions)

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting Date: New on Apr 26 2017

Description: Ridgefield Suzuki School is a quickly growing school offering violin, viola, cello and piano lessons and group classes in the Suzuki Method, as well as early childhood classes. Recitals, concerts and community events throughout the year.

Duties: Violin/viola job—15-20 private students, group classes, parent class and daytime introductory classes. 3-4 days per week to start with possibility of full time in near future.

Piano job—Small studio looking for an enthusiastic applicant with creative recruitment strategies to grow the studio.

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

**A qualified applicant could take both the violin and piano positions which would be full-time.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Recitals and community events are paid.

Contact: Jessica McNamara, Director

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

Violin Teacher at Gifted Music School

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posting Date: New on Apr 25 2017

Description: Join a dynamic, collaborative Suzuki teaching team at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City. Home to Utah’s first Suzuki School for strings, the Gifted Music School offers an in-depth Suzuki education to all its students, including private lessons, group classes, pre-twinkle classes, and more!

Duties: Willingness to accept up to twenty private students; assist in teaching regular group classes; help organize and participate in large school-wide performances; perform as part of faculty recital series; continue Suzuki training; adhere to high standard of teaching, collaboration, professionalism

Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Music required, Master’s preferred
Suzuki training through book 3 required, higher books preferred
3-5 years minimum teaching experience

Salary: Available upon request

Contact: Brittany Gardner
Suzuki Program Coordinator
Gifted Music School
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Phone: 801-450-2102
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