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Seeking Teaching Artists on all instruments for in-person instruction!

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Seeking: ELM Teaching Artists for orchestral strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments!

Position Summary:  ELM is expanding our programs, and we are seeking more teaching artists on orchestral instruments: Violin/Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, and Trumpet, and also teaching artists with experience in string ensemble leading, wind ensemble leading, or conducting experience of full orchestras.

Hours:  After school hours are Monday-Friday, and some group levels meet Saturday mornings. Approximately 6-12 hours a week from late August through early June. After school hours are from 4:00-8:00pm. There is potential for additional teaching hours and subbing as needed.

Wage:  $55+/hour depends on experience; $26/hour for faculty meetings, training and administrative work, professional development workshops.

Benefits:  Commuter compensation provided, paid sick days, and additional benefits after 1 year of service for health insurance and paid time off.

Start Dates:  Orientation August 21-22, 2023; Classes are August 28, 2023 – June 11, 2024.

Required Skills & Experience
Teaching Artists will have either a Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Music or the Fine Arts and specialize in one or more instruments and/or pedagogy (such as Orff, Suzuki or Kodaly). TAs will have experience teaching individual and ensemble music to young children and a strong commitment to offering high quality music education in a context that prioritizes the social and emotional context of the children and their families.

Teaching group classes working with students ages 9-12 years old, or ages 13-18 for our middle school and high school levels


  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Adherence to ELM’s commitment to the social and emotional well-being of our students
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Experience teaching group classes to youth/children,
    Suzuki Training and Certification is highly desired for teachers of our beginning string classes (especially for Suzuki Levels 1 & 2)
  • Strong knowledge of ensemble repertoire, curriculum, pedagogy
    Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Interest in and ability to be a motivational mentor/role model for students, parents, interns and peers as an artist, citizen and teacher
  • Ability to work under frequent observation; collaborate with peers and both give and receive constructive feedback when needed
  • Experience leading and conducting ensembles is a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Please send a cover letter and resumé to

Tagged as: cello, clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin

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