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Suzuki and Traditional Piano, Cello, Violin, Viola Teachers

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on May 21 2024

Description: WSM is a thriving school with a local reputation for excellence, in a town that values music education, with no other full Suzuki program nearby. We serve about 250 families (including 70—80 Suzuki families). Enrollment grows from EC classes and word-of-mouth, and we continue to need new teachers.

Duties: Teach private lessons and group classes (depending on teacher’s availability)
Prepare students for twice-yearly recitals and other community performances.
Willingness to teach both traditional and Suzuki students a plus.
Possibility of advanced students, and chamber music coaching.

Qualifications: Suzuki registered through Book 2 minimum (higher preferred)
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
Willingness to be part of a team

Salary: Hourly rate (for 2023-24):
Private lessons $57/hr, chamber music $62/hr, group classes $67.75/hr.
Recitals and events are also paid.
We reimburse 50% for further Suzuki training.
Attendance/makeup policies emphasize respect for teachers’ time and professionalism, and are firmly upheld.

Contact: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Director
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508 358 7835

Phone: 5083587835
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Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Belmont, MA
Posting Date: New on May 21 2024

Description: Powers Music School seeks an experienced Suzuki violin instructor to join a collaborative and vibrant Suzuki community teaching students age 3 ½ and up. The Suzuki Program encompasses five violin and guitar teachers with over 70 students.

Duties: Teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes based on department need. The ideal candidate will be available at least two days a week.
- Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty and collaborate for group classes, semester group recitals, and special events
- Explore opportunities for program growth

Qualifications: -Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy, or equivalent work experience in a Suzuki Program.
- Documented successful teaching experience.
- Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Minimum Suzuki Book 4 certification preferred with commitment to continue training.

Salary: $50-57/hr.

Contact: To apply:
Send cover letter, resume and 3 references by email to [javascript protected email address]
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
P.O. Box 398 / 380 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-5750 ext. 3

Phone: 617-484-4696
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Lower Strings Teacher and Orchestra Director

Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posting Date: New on May 9 2024

Description: Moravian Academy seeks a Suzuki lower strings teacher and orchestra director with responsibility for the middle and upper school music ensembles in grades K-12 on the Historic Downtown and Merle-Smith Campuses.

Duties: Teach Suzuki small group lessons for cello and violin beginning in Kindergarten.
Plan and rehearse repertoire for the orchestras in all divisions.
Manage personnel, attendance, materials, and maintenance of any school instruments.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
Experience teaching music to children required
Experience conducting student groups strongly preferred

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Submit digital materials no later than May 24, 2024, including a letter of intent and resume, to [javascript protected email address]. Address letter of intent to Abby Mahone, Director of the Historic Downtown Campus.

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Naples, FL
Posting Date: New on May 8 2024

Description: NAPLES SUZUKI STRINGS is a newly established Suzuki Program patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s Talent Education Institute. We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic violin teacher who fully embraces Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and method and is eager to work in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Duties: Private and group violin lessons beginning and intermediate. Two 15-week terms and an 8-week summer session. Beginning fall 2024. This beautiful city in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico has a thriving arts community and is in need of a complete Suzuki Program.

Qualifications: Bachelors in Performance or Music Education preferred. Violin Suzuki Book 1 training required before fall of 2024 and will be provided if needed. Scholarship for Suzuki teacher training available. Additional training will be provided.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Mary Cay Neal at [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 716-440-8208
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Flute Teacher

Location: Wan Chai, HK
Posting Date: New on May 8 2024

Description: Seed Music was established in February 2019. Our academy has grown from 6 families into over 100 families, 2 premises and 12 teachers in the past 5 years. We are now looking for a Full time Suzuki Certified Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Flute to join our growing academy in Hong Kong.

Duties: Conduct weekly private and group lessons, theory class, chamber classes, help and organize school activities. Maintain a good relationship with our staff, faculties and parents. Help with recruitment and promotions to attract students. 30 hours active teaching per week.

Qualifications: BM or MM in Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Flute Performance is required. Registered Suzuki Training Book 1-4 minimum. 3 years of Suzuki teaching experience to young beginners is preferred. We seek candidates who is passionate in teaching and possesses a good character with good communications.

Salary: US 45K per year. Package includes housing allowances, health insurance, working visa, employment based retirement protection scheme. The school has 34 weeks of teaching during the year, and 8 weeks during summer. Position will be available starting in August 2024.

Contact: Please submit CV, your performance videos, private lessons & group teaching videos with young children through email, thank you!

Phone: 60223200
Email: [javascript protected email address]

PT Suzuki Violin/PT Suzuki Cello

Location: Newton, MA
Posting Date: New on Apr 30 2024

Description: Looking for two part-time Suzuki teachers to cover for maternity leaves and to build our program. These are permanent positions as our school is growing!

Duties: Our Suzuki School incorporates all age groups and levels. We are offering two afternoons per week and one weekend day (either Saturday or Sunday). We also have a Suzuki Preschool where small group instruction occurs. Suzuki teachers have lessons and group, small pre-Twinkle classes.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a minimum of registered Units 1-8 with the SAA. SECE training, Music Mind Games, and advanced repertoire are a plus. Master of Music degree and/or long-term Suzuki teacher training preferred. We use fixed "do" solfege in our theory program.

Salary: Hourly rates range from $55-$75 per hour depending upon types of instruction and experience.

Contact: Ms. Sachiko Isihara, Executive Director

Phone: 6179644522
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Jasper, IN
Posting Date: New on Apr 23 2024

Description: Strings Inc. is a non-profit org. providing violin instruction in Dubois County. We offer an after-school program, and in-school violin programs in 2 elementary schools. Our calendar consists of Fall/Spring semesters -17 weeks each, and optional Summer-10 weeks. We also offers Music Together classes

Duties: Take over studio of existing instructor and prospective students on waitlist (approx. 25 students). Lead individual & group classes, assist in-school programs, lead or assist in student performances, annual school demos, and fundraisers.  If interested, administrative duties would be available.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Music preferred. SAA registered training and commitment to the Suzuki philosophy.

Salary: Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Position is a self-employed/independent contractor situation with a very supportive board. Stipend for continuing education available. Creative incentive packages will be considered and can be tailored to individual needs.

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Rafaela Schaick [javascript protected email address]

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin Instructor

Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posting Date: New on Apr 23 2024

Description: The WKU String Academy seeks a pre-college violin instructor for students aged 4-18. The WKU String Academy is a preparatory program for violin and viola students housed at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.

Duties: • Teach private and group lessons
• Participate in and attend student recitals
• Communicate and work closely with WKU String Academy Director
• Communicate clearly and effectively with student caregivers
• Participate in local outreach and recruiting events

Qualifications: • Bachelors degree in music performance or music education (violin or viola)
• Training in pedagogy (registered Suzuki training, university-level courses, etc.)
• Experience teaching applied violin lessons
• Proficiency in violin or viola playing for performance and demonstration

Salary: $45.00 – 60.00
Guaranteed 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters (15 weeks each) for the first year.

The position includes potential summer festival teaching at the WKU String Academy, and potential adjunct teaching of university-level courses according to departmental needs.

Contact: • One-page cover letter highlighting personal background, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three references (references should be able to comment on candidate’s abilities in teaching, performing, or both)
• Video recordings of teaching and playing will be requested at a later date.

Visit for more information about our program.

Phone: 270.745.3751
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Instructor | Suzuki Cello Instructor

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posting Date: New on Apr 15 2024

Description: Position Description
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks part-time instructors in cello and violin with a growth mindset and eagerness to learn to join BKCM’s Suzuki team of 25 faculty in our robust program.
BKCM Suzuki comprises 230 students across six instruments and 35 students in ou

Duties: Expectations and Scope of Work
Teach private lessons and group and theory classes for children ages 3.5 to 18, depending on the schedule assigned.
Most new teachers will teach pre-twinkle beginners ages 3.5–5 and will also teach students who have studied for any length of time in our program.

Qualifications: Qualifications
Candidates should have a Bachelor of Music degree or similar, be an active member of the SAA, and have at least units 1–4 registered with the SAA. Ideally, the candidate will have also taken SPA and Practicum or will have plans to do so soon. However, the best candidate may not yet ha

Salary: Salary
The base pay rate in 2023-2024 was $53.00/hour for private lessons, $60/hour for group/theory classes, and $40/hour for meetings and prep time. Updated rates for 2024-25 will become available in June.

Contact: How to Apply
To apply, email a letter of interest, a current resume, and a writing sample that addresses your teaching philosophy to Suzuki Program Director Nora Friedman at [javascript protected email address]. Please include “Suzuki [Instrument] Faculty” in the subject line.
We invite you to send a link to one or several 5–20 minute videos of yourself teaching a representative private and/or group class, but this is not a requirement for a first-round interview.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Phone: 7186223300
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin/Viola and Cello Faculty

Location: Lakewood, OH
Posting Date: New on Apr 12 2024

Description: Lakewood Suzuki Strings (LSS) is a Suzuki Method program offering violin, viola and cello instruction for children ages 3 and up. LSS is looking for experienced violin, viola, or cello faculty candidates to join this dynamic new program. This is a part-time position with opportunity for growth.

Duties: -Teach private lessons and group classes
-Attend and lead student performances
-Perform in faculty concerts
-Keep track of student attendance and progress
-Attend faculty meetings
-Foster a sense of community, confidence, and inclusion among studio families

Qualifications: -Bachelor of Music degree (required) and Master of Music degree (preferred)
-Registered SAA training through Book 4
-Minimum 3 years Suzuki teaching experience, both group class and private lessons
-Professional performance experience
-Commitment to life-long learning and continued Suzuki education

Salary: -$50/hour teaching salary
-$300 annual professional development reimbursement for continued education
-Additional compensation for faculty performances

LSS faculty members also teach 6-9 weekly lessons with Lakewood City Schools. LCS lessons have a separate teaching rate which LSS does not set.

Contact: Send all materials to [javascript protected email address].
-Cover letter
-5-10 minute teaching video of a Suzuki lesson (shared via unlisted Youtube link)
-2 references

Phone: 6122508311
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posting Date: New on Apr 8 2024

Description: The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is hiring a Suzuki violin teacher for a community music academy. The academy works in collaboration with area schools to provide K-5 students with private and group lessons during the school day on elementary campuses.

Duties: Full-time, 5 days/wk (28-36 students average, 42 max). Teach private and group lessons weekly in elementary schools. Teachers are expected to collaborate in organizing year-end Academy Concerts and attend recitals/rehearsals and special events related to the academy. School year: August-May

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or Violin Performance and
registered Suzuki training. Teaching experience. Clear and responsive communicator. Reliable, punctual, and well organized. Current documentation to legally work in the United States.

Salary: $38,000/school season
Continuing Education assistance and relocation allowance, no benefits.
Optional employment:
*“Artist In Residence” coaching program in WFISD High Schools. (up to 5 hrs/wk at $40/hr)
*Strings coach, YSO weekly rehearsals ($60)
Call for additional employment opportunities

Contact: Please email your resume and call for questions.

Janelle Olson, Executive Director
Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra

Phone: 9402287893
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Violin Artist-Faculty

Location: Omaha, NE
Posting Date: New on Apr 5 2024

Description: Teaching a mixture of String Sprouts, rep/technique classes for beginners, and individual lessons, totaling 20 hrs. per week, either Sun-Thurs or Tues-Sat. We welcome applicants with focus on Suzuki and experience working with young beginners.

Duties: Regularly implementing educational initiatives for studio or classroom; establishing a good rapport with families; teaching classes within the department; managing a studio, including lesson planning, scheduling, and communication; participation in the work of the dept, including faculty meetings.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a BA of Music Education (preferred) or Music Performance before starting employmentl demonstrated success in related levels of teaching; two years of teaching experience; class teaching experience; strong record of working collaboratively; class teaching experience.

Salary: The salary range for this role is $38,000—$55,000 per year based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 402-932-4978
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Piano Artist-Faculty

Location: Omaha, NE
Posting Date: New on Apr 3 2024

Description: Teach a mixture of group classes for beginners and individual lessons, totaling 20 hrs. per week, and work Sun—Thurs. In addition, assigned collaborative piano duties to support student recitals and performance opportunities. We welcome applicants with focus on Suzuki and teaching young beginners

Duties: Regularly implementing educational initiatives for studio or classroom; establishing a good rapport with families; teaching classes within the department; managing a studio, including lesson planning, scheduling, and communication; participation in the work of the dept, including faculty meetings

Qualifications: Minumum: bachelor’s degree in piano performance, music education, or piano pedagogy before starting employment; demonstrated success in piano lessons and classes in multiple levels; two years of teaching experience; class teaching, collaborative piano experience; strong collaborative work

Salary: The salary range for this role is $38,000—$55,000 per year based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: [javascript protected email address]

Phone: 402-932-4978
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cello: part time, groups and private lessons

Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Posting Date: New on Apr 2 2024

Description: Founded in 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph currently has ~160 violin, viola and cello students of all levels being taught by 4 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members. The faculty are employees of the School, and receive training stipends. The School is a non-profit registered charity.

Duties: To teach Suzuki group classes and private lessons to cellists from beginner level to Suzuki book 4 repertoire. Teaching will include approximately 2 hours of weekly group lessons (17 wks, Saturdays), as well as private lessons, 5-8 hours (36 wks). Recitals, full school concerts, faculty meetings etc

Qualifications: Qualifications for the position include:
A Bachelor of Music degree (or equivalent).
Related work experience.
A minimum proficiency in cello of Suzuki Book 10.
Suzuki training (up to Book 4) and experience is required.
more info:

Salary: $66.50/hr (CDN), teacher training stipend
There is no guarantee of incoming students for ongoing part-time teaching

Contact: HOW TO APPLY: If you feel that you would be a good fit for this position, please send a personalised cover letter, resume and two references to Carmen Evans, Artistic Director of the Suzuki String School of Guelph ([javascript protected email address] or [javascript protected email address]).

CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2024

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello Faculty, Ithaca Talent Education

Location: Ithaca, NY
Posting Date: New on Apr 1 2024

Description: Ithaca Talent Education is a historic Suzuki school that has modeled excellence and commitment to Suzuki education for over 50 years. We offer violin, viola, and cello lessons with 9 unique faculty members who meet regularly to exchange ideas and deepen their skills together.

Duties: •Uphold the philosophy and pedagogical insights of the Suzuki approach
•Teach weekly individual & group lessons, 36 weeks/academic year plus flexible summer schedule
•Foster a positive studio environment and help create connections within the school community
•Commit to ongoing growth

Qualifications: •Minimum B.M. in either Performance or Music Education on primary instrument
•Registered Suzuki training through at least Book 5, more preferred
•Minimum 2 years professional teaching experience
•Strong performance skills
•Commitment to continued growth as teacher and musician

Salary: $55/hour (increase planned for fall 2025)

Contact: Sarah Cummings or Drake

Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Iowa City, IA
Posting Date: New on Apr 1 2024

Description: Preucil School of Music, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit community music school known internationally for excellence in music education. The Suzuki philosophy is the basis for the curriculum which includes lessons, group classes, chamber music, orchestra, theory, preschool and Music Together.

Duties: 37-week term with optional 7-week summer term. Full-time or part-time. If FT, 18 hrs./wk. guaranteed for first year. Weekly private lessons and potential group classes. Opportunity to coach chamber music. Attend school activities, recitals, dept. meetings and complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: B.M. in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano or Music Education. Registered Suzuki training through Book 3 is preferred, with agreement to further training. Team player and good communication required. A teaching/performance video will be requested after initial resume is reviewed.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, education, training and location. Benefit information upon request.

Contact: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Sonja Zeithamel (Director)
Preucil School of Music
524 North Johnson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Phone: 319-337-4156
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano Teacher

Location: Lone Tree, CO
Posting Date: New on Apr 1 2024

Description: We are looking for dedicated piano teacher for students of all ages. Teachers with experience teaching and performing is preferred

Duties: Teaching individual lessons, giving theory assignments, and keeping their individual calendar up to date.

Qualifications: BA in music, specializing in piano

Salary: Teachers are paid on an increasing percentage of the student’s tuition. Capping at 75%

Contact: Please send an email or call if interested

Phone: 7208407760
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Fellowship in Teaching Artistry

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posting Date: New on Apr 1 2024

Description: Intended for early-career Black and Latine artists in classical music, fellows commit to working for a period of one year at WCM, with an option for renewal in the second year. The aims of this Fellowship in Teaching Artistry are to provide high-impact opportunities to teach.

Duties: Teach three to four days per week (a total of 12-15 hours) of on-site instruction at Community Partnership sites. Observe a mentor, co-teach, and eventually teach lessons (5-8 hours). The remaining 20 hours/week are reserved for personal, artistic, and professional growth.

Qualifications: U.S. Residency or have a valid US visa for the duration of the Fellowship
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Music.
Willingness to relocate to Milwaukee, WI for the duration of the Fellowship
Reliable transportation.
Preference will be given to candidates with Suzuki training.

Salary: $41,000/year

Contact: Dr. John Bragle, Education Department, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Phone: 4142765760
Email: [javascript protected email address]