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Strings Teacher

Location: Petoskey, MI
Posting Date: New on May 24 2022

Description: The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is a privately funded program in Northern Michigan. The DGSP offers Suzuki lessons, traditional private lessons, school-based classes, a Youth Orchestra and summer camps. We are looking for full-time teachers to continue the program’s mission to a rural community.

Duties: *Suzuki private and group lessons
*Classroom strings instruction
*Artistic roles based on candidates abilities (i.e. Cummings Quartet, arranging, instrument repair, etc.)
*Administrative roles based on candidates abilities (publicity, instrument rental coordinator, librarian, etc.

Qualifications: *Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Music
*Performing Proficiency in at least one stringed instrument
*Reliable car and willingness to drive to multiple communities
*Able to work a non-traditional schedule
*Teaching experience in classroom and private studio contexts preferred

Salary: *$35,000-45,000 based on level of experience
*Health benefits included

Contact: Dr. David Reimer
800 Bay Harbor Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770

Website: dorothygerberstrings.org
Phone: (616)828-8321
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki and Individual Instruction Guitar Instructor

Location: Minneapolis and Apple Valley, MN
Posting Date: New on May 19 2022

Description: LOCATION: Minneapolis, Apple Valley; onsite and in-person teaching
SCHEDULE: Weekday afternoons and evenings; Saturday teaching required
STATUS: Exempt; anticipated 650-900+ direct instruction hours, benefit eligible after 1 year of 900 hours of instruction

Duties: •Foster a positive learning environment
•Establish a good rapport with students and families
•Provide expert music instruction
•Teach Suzuki guitar group classes
•Manage studio
•Participation in Suzuki Talent Education department
•Compliance with COVID-19 policies

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education/Pedagogy and/or SAA registered teacher training in guitar required, preferably through Book 3.

Experience: Minimum of three years of Suzuki studio teaching all ages and skill levels, and Suzuki group teaching experience

Salary: WAGE: Hourly wage determined by level of experience and education

Visit our website for a complete job description and apply online.

Contact: Sonja Oelfke

Website: www.macphail.org
Phone: 6127675329
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Instructor

Location: Minneapolis and Apple Valley, MN
Posting Date: New on May 19 2022

Description: LOCATION: Minneapolis, Apple Valley; onsite and in-person teaching
SCHEDULE: Weekday afternoons and evenings; Saturday teaching required
STATUS: Exempt; 900+ anticipated direct instruction hours annually, benefit eligible

Duties: •Foster a positive learning environment
•Establish a good rapport with students and families
•Provide expert music instruction
•Teach Suzuki Piano Group classes
•Manage studio
•Participation in the Suzuki Talent Education dept
•Compliance with COVID-19 policies

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education/Pedagogy and/or SAA registered teacher training in piano required, preferably through Book 3.

Experience: Minimum of three years of Suzuki studio teaching all ages and skill levels, Suzuki group teaching experience

Salary: WAGE: Hourly wage determined by level of experience and education

Visit our website for a complete job description and apply online

Contact: Sonja Oelfke

Website: www.macphail.org
Phone: 6127675329
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Piano Teacher

Location: Durham, NC
Posting Date: New on May 19 2022

Description: Join our studio family and enjoy working with a team of incredible teachers and dedicated families! Teacher provides individual lessons to a variety of students, quarterly group classes, recitals, community events. Our school calendar is year round.

Duties: Foster a positive learning environment, provide expert music instruction, work collaboratively with other teachers and office staff, communicate clearly and timely, familiarity with google docs and video conferencing software, support overall work, initiatives and mission of Triangle Music School.

Qualifications: BM, and/or SAA registered teacher training in piano preferred, or equivalent life experience including a keen interest in working with students of all ages. Prefer candidate with demonstrated cultural competency skills.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Teachers are independent contractors, and while demand for piano is at an all-time high, hours are not guaranteed. Suzuki teacher training stipends or reimbursements available, plus mentoring from other faculty.

Contact: Please email your resume, including two professional references to: [javascript protected email address].

Website: trianglemusicschool.com
Phone: (919) 309-9834
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Instructor and String Dept. Chair

Location: Concord, NH
Posting Date: New on May 18 2022

Description: The Concord Community Music School (Concord, NH) seeks an experienced Suzuki violin instructor with the ability to supervise our string department and take over a studio of around 15-20 violin students and potentially more.

Duties:—Teach private lessons for both Suzuki and transitioning students
-Supervise string faculty
- Attend monthly Faculty Council meetings to collaborate on programs with other dept. chairs
- Place incoming students
- manage string instrument inventory
- potential for developing a Suzuki program

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

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. Potential eligibility for benefits.

Contact: Kathryn Southworth
Concord Community Music School
23 Wall Street
Concord, NH 03301

Website: ccmusicschool.org
Phone: 6032281196
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Faculty for Violin and Piano

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posting Date: New on May 18 2022

Description: Founded in 1908 Settlement Music School is one of the largest community schools of the arts serving all ages at five branches in the Philadelphia region and its virtual branch, Settlement Music Online. We provide over $2.6 million dollars each year in financial aid to 60% of our students.

Duties: Teaching can range from a few hours weekly to upwards of 30 hours weekly. Settlement manages for its faculty the following: registration, scheduling, financial aid, billing, student absences, performance opportunities, accompanists for student recitals, and more. There are multiple PD opportunities.

Qualifications: Have 3+ years teaching experience with a focus on experience working with beginning and intermediate levels students; Suzuki training through Book 4 preferred; engagement in the work and mission of Settlement; belief in the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in music education.

Salary: Competitive compensation; benefits include a 403b retirement contribution match.

Contact: Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter and resume to Karin Orenstein, Dean, at [javascript protected email address].

Website: www.settlementmusic.org
Phone: 215-320-2681
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano Instructor

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posting Date: New on May 10 2022

Description: The Indianapolis Suzuki Academy serves approximately 135 students in our instrument program offering violin, cello, trumpet, harp, and piano. Our program includes private lessons, group classes, two solo recitals a year, an annual group concert and casual performances in the community.

Duties:—Create a nurturing and encouraging learning environment
- Teach individual and group classes, working with parents, faculty, and staff
- Prepare students for and assist with solo recitals and annual group concert
- Attend regular faculty meetings
- Prefer to teach 2+ days a week

Qualifications:—Dependable, committed, and have a passion for teaching
- Suzuki Teacher Training Bk 1+
- Current member of SAA
- Minimum of Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred, in your discipline.
- Must have teaching experience & enjoy teaching all ages and levels.
- Long-term commitment is preferred

Salary: Competitive compensation and commensurate with experience and education. There is the opportunity to acquire students from a teacher leaving and a current waitlist. There is also the possibility of administrative assistant work and compensation while building up to a full studio.

Contact: To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Osterhouse, Executive Director—Admissions@IndySuzukiAcademy.org
Indianapolis Suzuki Academy
3959 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Website: www.indysuzukiacademy.org
Phone: 317.296.5258
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Academy Violin/Viola and Cello Teachers/Coordinators

Location: Wilmington, DE
Posting Date: New on May 9 2022

Description: The Music School of Delaware seeks full and part-time instructors of violin, viola and cello for entry level, lead teacher, and coordinator positions in our well-established, growing, and highly reputable program serving residents from Southeastern PA, NJ, MD, and all of Delaware.

Duties: Teaching includes violin, viola and cello lessons, group classes, possible theory classes, and small ensemble or chamber music coaching. Our academic year is 36 weeks, including private lessons and group classes. Salaried instructors are required to teach 6 weeks during the summer.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Master of Music in Violin, Viola, or Cello Performance and/or Suzuki/String Pedagogy. Suzuki training through Book 4 or higher is preferred, and commitment to continue to advance training through additional book levels is required. Experience is desirable for coordinator positions.

Salary: Our salary is commensurate with experience and training. Full time employees are eligible for benefits.

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume or CV, teaching videos, and one performance video (if available) to the address below. No phone calls please.

Website: www.musicschoolofdelaware.org
Phone: 302-762-1132
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Rochester, MN
Posting Date: New on May 6 2022

Description: The South Eastern Minnesota Suzuki Association is a 40-year-old organization of families and teachers devoted to the Suzuki Method. We seek trained teachers for all instruments as we replace current teachers due to location and retirement. We look particularly for violin and piano teachers.

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.

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

Contact: Bernadetta Elder
[javascript protected email address]
443-750-2947

Website: www.semsa-suzuki.org
Phone: 4437502947
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Piano faculty

Location: Dallas, TX
Posting Date: New on Apr 25 2022

Description: The Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas is a thriving school of piano, violin, viola, cello, and harp students offering a full program of lessons, group classes, and Dalcroze classes. Each piano studio has 2 grand pianos. Fully equipped, 14 piano Roland piano lab for group classes and ensemble playing

Duties: Position is for a full time teacher and includes private lessons and group classes. School year is 38 weeks of private lessons, 33 weeks of group classes. Opportunities for summer teaching. Candidate must be an energetic team player

Qualifications: B.M. in Piano Performance. Evidence of successful teaching and Suzuki training required. Expectation to complete training (with assistance) if training is incomplete. Teaching videos and evidence of playing ability will be request.

Salary: Full time, competitive salary commensurate with experience, education, and training. Benefits available to full time faculty members. Expectation for long-term employment in a thriving area and established school.

Contact: Please send resume and link to teaching videos to
Dr. Rhea Edelman
Executive Director
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Website: www.suzukimusicdallas.org
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello Instructor (PT)

Location: Rochester, NY
Posting Date: New on Apr 22 2022

Description: The Hochstein School is a community arts education organization dedicated to providing access to opportunity for students of all ages, levels of skill, abilities, or means. Serving 3,500 annually, Hochstein’s comprehensive program includes lessons, classes, ensembles, and therapeutic arts.

Duties: Individual instruction in Suzuki and traditional cell, students ages 3-adult, and Suzuki group classes. Saturday schedule is required; Monday/Tuesday afternoon/evenings desirable. Additional days may be added, leading to FT status. Schedule begins Fall 2022 but Summer 2022 hours are possible.

Qualifications: B.M. (required); M.M. (preferred); Suzuki cello teacher training through Book 3; commitment to take additional training (with assistance) in the future; minimum 3 yrs. teaching experience with students of all ages, including young beginners as well as adults. Teaching group classes is required.

Salary: Hourly compensation, depending on qualifications and experience. Opportunity to grow the schedule to FT, which would include health benefits.

Contact: Gary Palmer, Assistant Director/Dean
(585) 454-4596×212
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Website: www.hochstein.org
Phone: 5854544596
Fax: 5854544403
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Full-Time Artist/Teacher—Violin Faculty

Location: Katy, TX
Posting Date: New on May 11 2022

Description: The Paganini School of Music seeks a full-time violin teacher to join our young and emerging string program in Katy, TX (western suburb of Houston). The Paganini School offers private lessons and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and also hosts other opportunities such as performances, masterclasses, and workshops. Our mission is to educate and nurture well rounded young artists and musicians.

Duties: The position is for a full time artist/teacher to include private violin lessons, group classes and possible small ensemble or chamber music coaching. Our school year is 36 weeks, including private lessons and group classes. There is the expectation for a minimum of 6 weeks of teaching during the summer as well. Candidate must be a positive and energetic team player, who is excited to build a strong Suzuki violin program, alongside our developing Suzuki cello program. Other responsibilities include: attend school events, recitals, faculty meetings and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum of a MM in Violin Performance and/or Suzuki Pedagogy. Complete Suzuki training through Book 4. Teaching videos and evidence of playing ability will be requested

Salary: Our salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and training. Full time faculty/staff are eligible for benefits.

Contact: Please send resume, teaching and performance videos to:
Sam Matthews, Director [javascript protected email address]

Website: www.paganinischool.com
Phone: 281-769-3609
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Wayland School of Music: Suzuki piano, violin/viola, bass, flute teachers

Location: Wayland, MA
Posting Date: New on Apr 6 2022

Description: WSM has long had a local reputation for excellence in a town that values music education, with no other full Suzuki program within 8-10 miles. Enrollment has increased 50% since 9/21, with waitlists for some instruments; new teachers fill up quickly. Innovative programming attracts local attention.

Duties: Teach private lessons and group classes as needed
Teach both traditional and Suzuki students if desired
Possible advanced students, chamber music coaching
Days may be somewhat flexible, depending on teacher schedule, our needs, and room availability

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: Private lessons $53.50, chamber music $58.25, group classes $64. Recitals and events are also paid. Attendance/makeup policies emphasize respect for teachers’ time and professionalism, and are firmly upheld.

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Penny Wayne-Shapiro, WSM Director, at [javascript protected email address]. Qualified candidates will be offered an interview, and references/teaching sample sought thereafter.

Website: www.waylandmusic.com
Phone: 508 358 7835
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Instructor (part-time)

Location: Belmont, MA
Posting Date: New on Apr 5 2022

Description: Powers Music School seeks an experienced Suzuki violin instructor to join a collaborative and vibrant Suzuki community teaching students ages 3 ½ and up. The current string department consists of twenty-four faculty members who teach private lessons, coach chamber music, and run orchestra

Duties: Teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes based on department need. Ability to teach Wed and Sat preferred.
Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty and collaborate for group classes, semester group recitals, and special events.
Attend annual faculty meeting and open house.

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 required with commitment to continue training.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This position has the opportunity to acquire students from a current studio whose teacher is moving out of town as well as taking on new students.

Contact: To apply: send cover letter, resume and 3 references by email to Gavin Farrell, Executive Director
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Website: powersmusic.org
Phone: 6174844696
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Violin Teacher

Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Posting Date: New on Apr 1 2022

Description: The Scotia Suzuki School of Music, with a staff of 18 Suzuki trained teachers serves approx. 270 students, and has been growing consistently since opening in 2017. Halifax is a diverse port city, in addition to the Suzuki method we do yearly cultural music projects. Summer teaching is available.

Duties: Teaching up to 30 hours of a combination of the following duties:
-Teach students violin using the Suzuki method in both private and group class settings.
- Participation in faculty and program meetings and events.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music; Master of Music in Performance preferred.
SAA Suzuki Violin Book 3 teacher training or higher.
Teaching videos will be requested.
Excellent communication and enthusiasm for teaching the Suzuki method to children ages 3 and up.
Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Salary: Competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience with a bonus program.
Position for an independent contractor, starting with approx. 20 or more after school, private teaching hours a week, twice a month Saturday group classes. (Less hours could be requested by the applicant)

Contact: Christy Hodder (Director): [javascript protected email address]
www.scotiasuzuki.org
@scotiasuzuki

Website: scotiasuzuki.org
Phone: 9024745227
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki piano teacher and program director

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting Date: New on Mar 31 2022

Description: Ridgefield Suzuki School is an established Suzuki school with 100+ students offering violin, viola, cello, flute and piano lessons and group classes to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Ridgefield is a charming suburb of CT, approx. 90 minutes from NYC with a rich arts community.

Duties: Teach private lessons and group classes, facilitate recitals and concerts, some accompanist duties. Piano Program leader – we are seeking a fabulous teacher that also has the vision, experience and execution skills to shape the piano program and integrate the program within the rest of the school.

Qualifications: Registered Suzuki Bk 1 training, higher preferred. Bachelors or higher degree in Music. Ideal candidate would have prior experience at a Suzuki School or running their own studio and have vision for the piano program within the School. Early Childhood class could be taught by qualified applicants.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Full health and retirement benefits available for full-time employees.

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to director, Jessica McNamara – [javascript protected email address]

Website: www.RidgefieldSuzukiSchool.com
Phone: (203) 403-2667
Email: [javascript protected email address]

String Program Director

Location: Homer, AK
Posting Date: New on Mar 30 2022

Description: Homer OPUS is a nonprofit organization that delivers school and community-based string programs to individuals aged K-adult. Our K-2 program takes place in local elementary schools and focuses on using the power of music instruction to build brain skills and social/emotional skills.

Duties: Teach classroom strings for grades K-2 in elementary school classrooms. Lead a small string youth orchestra with groups of varying levels with an emphasis on Suzuki group violin instruction. Additional duties will be determined by the candidate’s interest and in collaboration with the Board.

Qualifications: B.A. Music education degree. Suzuki violin teacher training. 2 years primary classroom experience preferred. Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate with classroom teachers. Willingness to follow school district Covid-19 protocols and pass a school district background check.

Salary: $40-48K DOE. Professional development is available.

Contact: Homer OPUS
355 W Pioneer Ave Ste 300
Homer, AK 99603
See our website for more information www.homeropus.org
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to [javascript protected email address].

Website: homeropus.org
Phone: 907-435-7130
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello/Piano/Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teachers (part-time)

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posting Date: New on Mar 24 2022

Description: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music seeks part-time Suzuki faculty in piano, cello and SECE. Students are required to attend weekly group and theory classes in addition to their weekly private lessons. Parents attend 15 hours of parent training, and the first six weeks of classes without children.

Duties: Teach private lessons, groups, and/or SECE. Enthusiasm to teach theory and/or Music Mind Games. Plan curricula, prepare students for performances, attend meetings, help run student events. Commitment to dismantling racism within western classical music, skill teaching different learning styles.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music or similar and Units 1 – 4 or more registered with the SAA; SPA and Practicum a plus; however, the best candidate may not yet have all qualifications. Skill teaching groups and very young children, attention to detail, warmth, and ability to work with learning differences.

Salary: Part-time, hourly position. We believe that our staff and faculty should reflect the members of our student and client community; BKCM is prioritizing DEI in our hiring, and we strongly encourage applicants of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Contact: [javascript protected email address]
BKCM Suzuki Program Director

And please cc:
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[javascript protected email address] for piano applicants
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Website: www.BKCM.org
Phone: 9179754873
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Strings Teacher

Location: Hamilton, BM
Posting Date: New on Mar 23 2022

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. Provide student progress reports. 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 Suzuki Teacher Training Certification, the Comprehensive Suzuki Audition video and a teaching video. Experience in Suzuki Cello instruction would be an asset.

Salary: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with training and experience.

Contact: Kent Hayward—Executive Director

Website: www.musicschool.bm
Phone: 441-296-5100 ext. 208
Fax: 441-292-0686
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Suzuki Cello/Violin/Guitar/Piano Teachers (part-time, possibility of full-time)

Location: Westport and Orange, CT
Posting Date: New on Mar 17 2022

Description: SMS is a non-profit 501(c)3 offering strings, flute, guitar, voice, harp, piano, ECE, chamber music & theory. Our community events draw the public from CT & Metro NY. Our mission fosters equity & justice, promoting a diverse, inclusive community through curriculum, financial aid & social impact.

Duties: Provide weekly private Suzuki lessons for students aged 4 years +; teach group classes, attend semesterly faculty meetings, student recitals, workshops and concerts. Opportunities to lead chamber music and summer events also a possibility. Availability to teach Saturday is preferred.

Qualifications: Min. 2 years teaching experience & SAA registered training through book 4. Current member of SAA. Masters degree & teaching experience required. Self-motivation, kindness & enthusiasm are favored. We support faculty in professional renewal via training courses and offer awards for community impact.

Salary: Pay is competitive, aligned with experience. Health benefits & 401k pension plan for qualified applicants. Teaching schedule includes summer.

Contact: Sarah Smale
Assistant Director
Suzuki Music Schools

Website: www.suzukischools.org
Phone: 203-227-9474
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Part-Time Suzuki Violin Instructor

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posting Date: New on Mar 7 2022

Description: Etobicoke Suzuki Music is a highly respected non-profit music school with comprehensive core and enrichment programs for violin, viola, and cello. It is recognized as one of the first and finest Suzuki programs in Canada. We are seeking a part-time violin teacher to join our vibrant community

Duties: Suzuki Violin instruction beginning September 2022, with emphasis on working with Pre-Twinkle and Books 1-3 students. Refer to “Salary” section for the number of hours. Participation in faculty and program meetings and events is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music; Master of Music in Performance preferred. SAA Suzuki Violin Book 4 teacher training or higher. At least 2 years of professional teaching experience. Excellent communication and high enthusiasm for teaching children ages 3 and up. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Salary: Competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience. This is a part-time position for an independent contractor, initially starting with approximately 5 teaching hours per week of Suzuki group classes and private lessons. Potential for additional teaching hours and growth of studio.

Contact: Email your resume, cover letter, and 2 unlisted YouTube video links to: [javascript protected email address]. One video link should be of you teaching a Suzuki private lesson (or a compilation of SAA Teaching Segments—refer to https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/achievement/), and the other video link should be of you teaching a Suzuki group class.

Website: etobicokesuzukimusic.ca
Email: [javascript protected email address]