Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in Piano to begin Summer 2018, and to continue into the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. This position may include accompanying duties at recitals and events, and the opportunity to teach group classes or to coach chamber music ensembles. Private piano students at BMS typically range in age from six years to adult. Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Brookline Public Schools.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record teaching a range of ages and levels, and will be passionate about growing a studio through solid pedagogy, diligent lesson planning, and encouraging students toward performance opportunities and musical experiences beyond private lessons. New faculty teaching schedules range from 2-4 weekly teaching days of approximately 5 hours each during the school year. BMS seeks a minimum 2-year commitment to the faculty. Weekend availability is an asset. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to representing the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in piano performance is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience is preferred.
Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references (including at least two current or recent students/parents) with email and telephone contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject heading. Applicants should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with one or two BMS students and to perform a short repertoire selection (4-8 minutes). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
ABOUT BROOKLINE MUSIC SCHOOL
A private, nonprofit community school for the arts, BMS is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, its original purpose was to enhance school orchestras by providing music lessons after hours on school premises. BMS became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967.
Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran-status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.