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Piano Instructor -- Suzuki and Traditional

The Piano Instructor – Suzuki and Traditional advances and supports the mission of The Music Settlement through the following actions:

  • Inspiring and encouraging students on their paths of musical growth.
  • Imparting a sound pedagogy derived from education and experience.
  • Compliance with The Music Settlement’s policies regarding attendance, communication, and reporting.

Classification: Part Time (under 30 hours per week).

Reports to: Chair of the Center for Music and the Suzuki Department Head

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Inspiring and encouraging students on their paths of musical growth.
    • Encourage individual student progress and foster growth of studio.
    • Identify musical goals of the students and identify specific student needs.
    • Teach group piano classes upon request
  • Imparting a sound pedagogy derived from education and experience.
    • Encourage students to participate in ensembles at The Music Settlement.
    • Encourage students to audition for Music Settlement scholarships.
    • Have students participate in at least one Music Settlement recital per year.
  • Compliance with The Music Settlement’s policies.
    • Maintain communication with students and, if applicable, parents/guardians.
    • Keep accurate records of progress of students.
    • Enter attendance in a timely fashion.
    • Attend mandatory all-organization meeting and necessary training sessions.
    • Be punctual to all lessons, rehearsals, and meetings.
    • Comply with The Music Settlement’s system of communication and regularly check TMS issued email at least once a week.
    • Teaching will take place at both the Ohio City campus and the University Circle campus.

The Piano Instructor – Suzuki and Traditional will be evaluated upon the following criteria:

  • Retention of students and measurable increased enrollment in studio.
  • Regularly checking and appropriately responding to communication from The Music Settlement: email and voicemail.
  • Student involvement in Music Settlement recitals, events, scholarship auditions, and ensembles (if applicable).
  • Other criteria as determined by the Suzuki Department and Piano Department.

The Piano Instructor – Suzuki and Traditional must personally adhere to all established personnel policies and practices of The Music Settlement. As a member of the administrative staff, this individual must encourage a respectful, healthy, and productive work environment for all employees, volunteers, customers, and clients.

Educational requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in music (or related field) required, Master’s preferred. Registered Suzuki training through Book 1 required, higher preferred.

Qualifications: Previous experience in private and group class teaching is desired. Salary will be based upon level of education and teaching experience.

To Apply: Uploading both a cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please.

The Music Settlement is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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