About the Position

Ensemble Music Schools is seeking a fun, experienced, and professional Violin Instructor to teach part-time at Melody Academy of Music, with locations in Fremont, Cupertino, and Palo Alto, and our sister school, Pacific Piano School in San Jose. Ability to teach piano or other instruments a plus. We are looking for teachers who will instruct IN PERSON!

Preferred hours for this position include afternoons and evenings with a preference for at least one weekend day per week. The teacher who takes this position will receive several students immediately, as we have a waitlist. This position also has the option of moving towards full-time work with benefits.

Successful candidates will have a strong music background evidenced by a degree in Strings performance, pedagogy, or equivalent performing experience, a demonstrated love of teaching, experience working with young musicians, a robust appreciation for punctuality, reliable transportation, and the ability to pass a routine background check.

Instructor pay is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of $40-48/hour for private lessons, and a base rate of $50 per hour for group classes. A 401(K) program with employer matching is available to all of our employees after 90 days on the job. Employees who average 30 hours per week are eligible for health, vision, and dental insurance.

About Ensemble Music Schools

Ensemble Music Schools is a partnership of community-driven music schools that maintain individual identities but share resources to ensure their mutual success. This posting is for our sister schools, Melody Academy of Music, and Pacific Piano School in San Jose. Melody Academy of Music has three locations in the Bay area: Palo Alto, Cupertino, and Fremont. Pacific Piano School is located in San Jose. We pride ourselves on offering the highest caliber of music instruction to students of all ages. Many of our students are recognized nationally and internationally through competitions and are invited to perform in prestigious concert halls and venues. We strive for excellence through a more competitive track if students want to go down that path. We also cater for beginners and learning track students; our teachers are either advanced level or master level teachers. It is expected that faculty work together to provide more than ‘just’ music lessons but a comprehensive music education. We provide music learning in a caring and fun environment, while maintaining high standards in music education. The faculty are supported by school administrators and marketing efforts, allowing you to focus on what you do best: teaching & developing cutting edge coursework.



Why Teach for Us?

Ensemble Music Schools was created for the purpose of supporting excellence in musical education through excellence in music school administration. Our teachers are the heart and soul of our business - the ones actually in the lesson room with our students - and we are committed to their success. We are focused on attracting and developing highly qualified teaching faculty and endeavor to provide career opportunities appropriate to professional educators. For you, this means that we focus on making it as easy as possible to show up and teach music, with all of the administrative details taken care of, and with professional marketing resources that allow us to deliver steady growth in students and teaching hours.

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Luisa Rodriguez through this portal to apply for this position. Diversity is a strength of our musical community, and we invite all those meeting the above criteria to apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $40-$48 per hour with 401K matching and Health benefit options