Current open opportunities at Brookline Music School


Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in GUITAR with versatility in styles on acoustic, classical, and electric guitar, and familiarity with repertoire, techniques, and concepts from classical, jazz, blues, funk, pop, rock, and folk traditions. Applicants must be comfortable teaching private students of varied abilities, experience levels, and goals, ranging in age from 6 years to adult. Teaching takes place at our main Kennard House location and at select Brookline Public School locations. Ability and willingness to teach beginning ukulele is appreciated, but not required to apply.


The ideal candidate will have a proven record teaching a range of ages and levels, and will be passionate about growing a studio through solid pedagogy, diligent lesson planning, and encouraging students toward performance opportunities and musical experiences beyond private lessons (recitals, ensembles, workshops). Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to representing the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in guitar performance is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience—is preferred. The ideal candidate will have availability to begin teaching in June 2019 and to continue into the following school year and beyond. BMS seeks a minimum 2-year commitment to the faculty.


Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and list of references with email and phone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the subject line: “Teaching Artist, Guitar”. References should include at least two current or recent students (or parents thereof). Candidates should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with one or two BMS students, and to perform one or two short solo selections (4-8 minutes total) of the applicant’s choosing. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately. 

Interested candidates please send your cover letter and resume to info@bmsmusic.org. 


About Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.

A private, nonprofit community school for the arts, BMS is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, its original purpose was to enhance school orchestras by providing music lessons after hours on school premises. BMS became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967.

Faculty Professional Development

The superb quality of the School’s educational offerings is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty. Over half of our internationally trained faculty members hold a Masters degree or higher. In order to attract and retain such stellar musicians, a Faculty Professional Development Program awards grants so that faculty members may continue to hone their skills with advanced training courses, workshops, master classes and ongoing lessons.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to the pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected genetic information, veteran status, military service or other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.