Thriving since 2015 and located in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose CA, Cultivate Music Studio provides all students, regardless of age or ability, with a quality, inclusive, developmentally-appropriate music education. CMS specializes in teaching students with disabilities, but also attracts students without disabilities and those who are gifted. As we focus on a typically under-served population, CMS is rapidly growing and seeking an enthusiastic, open-minded piano, vocal, or other instrumental teacher to join our team.
Providing vocal or instrumental (piano, guitar, violin, ukulele, or another instrument) lessons in relation to individual student’s needs.
If possible and interested, providing early childhood group music classes for small groups of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers (curriculum and training is provided)
Due to COVID, lessons may be a mix of in-person and online. In-house technology is available for online lessons
Interact with families/caregivers in a professional and amiable manner to provide informal progress updates and monitor practice at home
Communicate with director monthly to discuss progress, challenges, ideas, and material requirements
In some cases, implement specific or agreed-upon curriculum put forth by the director. For early childhood group music classes, Musikgarten curriculum and training is provided. For group piano classes, Music Moves for Piano curriculum is provided.
Qualifications and Desired Qualities:
Open mind, growth mindset, willingness to learn and be challenged
Proactive - takes initiative in problem-solving with students and knows when to ask for help
Positive and collaborative attitude
Ability to maintain calm demeanor in stressful situations
Excellent communication skills
Commitment of at least one year
Bachelor’s degree in music is preferred, but not required if experienced enough
Teaching experience, especially with children, is preferred
Instrumental or vocal proficiency – teaching experience is a plus but not required
Valuable, ongoing, and paid training on working with students with disabilities
Development of a rare and highly specialized skill set
All scheduling and payment details handled by admin staff, leaving teachers free to focus on teaching
New students provided by CMS; no personal marketing required
Paid sick leave (1 hour accrued for every 30 hours worked)
Flexible hours; design your own schedule
Excellent starting pay at $30-55/hr depending on experience
Up to $200 per year for professional development of the teacher’s choice
Potential for a full-time, long-term position
Access to music library, teaching and lesson-planning resources, curriculum, and other professional development opportunities
To apply, contact Selena at ------------. Please include a description of yourself, any relevant experience, and why you’re interested in this position.