The Strings Instructor position is responsible for early string education to ages 8-12 via group instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. The teacher is responsible for maintaining gradebooks, and family communications.
I. Music Instruction:
Teaches early string technique and ensemble skills in a group setting.
Organizes and conducts string ensembles in performances for the community demonstrating work, technique, skills and artistry accomplished.
Works with Arts Coordinator to organize performance details.
Teaches music theory, ensemble playing, and appreciation as a part of a lower school general music class.
Responsible for writing comments, maintaining gradebooks, and ePortfolios.
Repair/assess instruments as needed.
Attend departmental and program meetings when necessary
II. Family Partnerships:
Act as liaison between parents and school.
III. Any Other Duties Assigned by Division Heads.
BA in Music or Music Education w/ String Pedagogy Background.
Demonstrated successful experience of early strings education and working effectively with children and families.
Must possess a strong commitment to collaboration and effective teamwork within the organization.
Must be able to communicate effectively with children and families and school communities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to develop and present ideas to benefit the string department
Work well under pressure while maintaining professional demeanor
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building
Please write a letter of interest highlighting why you are interested in the role and the value you would bring to the position. Please send the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.