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Suzuki Piano Instructor

Primary purpose: The SUZUKI PIANO Instructor 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, Center for Music and the Department Head, Suzuki

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.
  • 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 parents (if applicable).
    • Keep accurate records of progress of students.
    • Keep track of scholarship students to ensure they are complying with policies.
    • Enter attendance in a timely fashion (due on the 5th of each month).
    • Attend mandatory all-organization meeting (date and time TBA) and also attend any necessary training sessions as needed.
    • Be punctual to lessons and acquire as few Teacher’s Absences (TA’s) as possible.
    • Comply with The Music Settlement’s system of communication and regularly check TMS issued email at least once a week.
  • Teaching may take place at either the University Circle or the Ohio City campus, or both as needed

The SUZUKI PIANO Instructor will be evaluated upon the following criteria:

  • Retention of students and measurable increased enrollment in studio.
  • Accumulating no more than 5 TA’s per year, unless extenuating circumstances arise and are brought to the attention of the Department Head
  • 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

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.

The Suzuki Piano Instructor 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.

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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