Piano Faculty Member

General Music

Close Date
26 Jul 2019

Summary of Position:

This position is responsible to the respective Department Chair and Director of In-House Programs.  The general faculty member provides quality one-on-one 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute music instruction to students ranging from elementary school age to adults. CMCB is especially interested in candidates who have knowledge in a diverse range of styles, such as jazz, popular music, gospel, and/or songwriting). In addition to teaching, CMCB may also be able to offer potential accompaniment hours.

Status: Part-Time  

Reports to: Director of In-House Programs

Works Closely With: Director of In-House Programs, Piano Department Chair, and Registration Staff

General Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about CMCB’s mission and policies

  • Teach students according to curricular guidelines

Specific Responsibilities:

Studio Management and Retention

  • Manage teaching studio and work with Registrar on resolving scheduling conflicts

  • Prepare students for evaluations and performances

  • Hold at least one studio recital during the school year (if studio size is small, combine with another faculty studio)

  • Accurately update and maintain studio attendance sheets

  • Maintain open and regular communication with parents and students to support educational progress

  • Contact students/parents if there are any unexpected absences

  • Sign students up to participate in a minimum of 1 workshop and 1 recital per semester

Communication and Participation

  • Attend department meetings and annual all-faculty meeting as scheduled

  • Participate in departmental events, competitions, recitals, and concerts and encourage students to attend

  • Facilitate student participation in the annual Performathon fundraiser

  • Participate in annual department student evaluations

  • Communicate clearly with Front Office regarding teaching schedule changes

  • Respond to requests from CMCB staff in a timely manner

  • Communicate with Department Chair on curriculum expectations

Other Duties as assigned by Department Chair

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in music performance or education with knowledge in the field of piano performance/pedagogy.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience is preferred

  • Must have experience working with diverse populations of students 

  • Ability to motivate and/or inspire others

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills (engaging and professional)

  • Effectively communicate with others

  • Demonstrated ability to actively listen to and learn from others

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) – Ongoing training is provided in this area

  • Availabilities on select days between Monday-Saturday preferred

  • The successful candidate will have a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as pedagogical and professional values

  • Knowledge in a diverse range of styles preferred (i.e. Jazz, Popular Music, Gospel, and/or Songwriting)

  • Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese) skills are a plus but not required

  • Interest in potential accompaniment hours

Application Instructions

To apply please upload a resume to: https://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/83

If attaching a cover letter please address it to Marie Tai, Chief Operating Officer.

Please no walk-ins, emails or phone calls.