Indian Hill Music School, a community music school in Littleton, MA with a faculty of 60+ professional teaching artists, has an opening beginning in the summer for a part-time Voice faculty member. This role involves private lesson instruction with teenage and adult students of all levels, across a stylistic spectrum that includes contemporary commercial, a capella, and musical theatre.
This position entails teaching on weekday afternoons and evenings and/or Saturday mornings and afternoons, for a total of two to four days per week, depending on the availability of the candidate and student demand. The role has considerable room for growth by way of building ensembles, events, and a culture of excitement around contemporary vocal pedagogy and performance at Indian Hill Music. The ability to inspire students while demonstrating and instructing strong vocal technique is required. Teaching students younger than age 12 or 13 is looked upon favorably but not at all required.
Indian Hill Music faculty members are responsible for: 1) inspiring and sharing their love of music with their students; 2) setting a high bar for students’ levels of technical skill and musicality; 3) clearly communicating expectations and working toward shared goals; and 4) advocating for their students to engage in additional IHM programs and special events to deepen their musical development and their commitment to their studies.
Indian Hill offers many ancillary benefits to our faculty members, including a variety of paid professional performance opportunities and funding for professional development (by application). Regular weekly teaching throughout the school year is required as is attendance at an annual fall faculty meeting, hosting at least one Voice Soirée recital, and the completion of occasional clerical tasks. Timeliness and reliability, as well as strong communication practices with both students/families and school staff, are essential.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates should have a degree in music and a minimum of three years of teaching experience. The ability to model and teach proper vocal technique, and to integrate elements of music theory into one’s lessons, are essential. Basic guitar and/or piano proficiency is required.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and any other supporting materials to Pete Robbins, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Voice Faculty” listed in the subject line.
Indian Hill Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable law in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies.