Teaching Artist, Guitar

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in GUITAR - beginning June 2021.

Applicants must be comfortable teaching private students of varied abilities, experience levels, and goals, ranging in age from 6 years to adult.

BMS is currently operating remotely; this position may begin with hybrid or remote instruction in Summer 2021, with a likely transition to in-person instruction to happen in Summer or Fall 2021.

In-person teaching takes place at our main Kennard House location and at select Public Schools of Brookline locations.

Job Qualifications

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).

The ideal candidate also will display a 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. The ability and desire to engage students’ creativity through improvisatory styles of music is preferred.

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.

Ability and willingness to teach beginning ukulele is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have availability to begin teaching in June 2021 and to continue into the following school year and beyond. BMS seeks a minimum 2-year commitment to the faculty at least two days per week, one of which is Saturday.

How To Apply

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 virtual teaching demonstration with one or two 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. No calls please.


Coordinator, Group Classes for Young Children

Part Time

Job Descriptionn

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks an experienced educator/administrator specializing in early childhood music and movement as well as group piano to coordinate the early childhood program administratively, set goals and a vision for the program, and serve as the public face of the program in the school and the greater Brookline community.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong vision for what a group class program is able to provide for the community, as well as the skills and experience necessary to guide the program towards that vision.

While this position is posted as part-time, there is a possibility this position can be combined with an Early Childhood Music Teacher and/or Group Piano Teacher position to result in a full time position with eligibility for benefits. If you are interested in combining this position with teaching responsibilities, please indicate this in your application materials.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the early childhood program, ages birth to 7
  • Leading group piano program, ages 4 and up
  • Reviewing and updating curriculum as needed
  • Managing the program in coordination with existing program/registration staff including student placement in the group piano program
  • Hiring, training, observing, coaching and evaluating teaching staff
  • Teaching early childhood and/or group piano classes
  • Functioning as the community resource and spokesperson for BMS early childhood programs and developing community collaborations.
  • Planning and hosting early childhood and group piano events both for students and parents
  • Managing summer programs for young children

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Music degree in music education
  • Advanced degree(s) in music education preferred
  • Experience with Music Learning Theory a plus
  • Desire to lead an innovative early childhood program
  • Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coordinate complex schedules and effectively manage faculty and
  • student needs
  • Experience working with standard office software including Word, Excel, and database programs.
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience developing programs and coordinating events

How To Apply

Candidates should email a cover letter, résumé with contact information and a list of references to info@bmsmusic.org. Please put the job title in the subject heading.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


Group Piano Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a GROUP PIANO TEACHER to teach piano classes for children ages 4 and above, beginning in fall 2021.

The successful applicant will have excellent piano and musical skills, an understanding of child development, and preferably experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Commitment to one weekend teaching day is a must. In-person teaching takes place at our main Kennard House location and at select Public Schools of Brookline locations.

While this position is posted as part-time, there is a possibility this position can be combined with the Coordinator of Group Classes for Young Children position and/or an Early Childhood Music Teacher position to result in a full time position with eligibility for benefits. If you are interested in combining this position with other responsibilities, please indicate this in your application materials.

Job Qualifications

Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching early childhood music classes and/or piano who is passionate and committed to growing the BMS group piano program through solid pedagogy. Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the school to our students’ families. An undergraduate degree in music education or a related music field is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent is preferred.

How To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org. Please put the job title in the subject heading. References should include parents of at least two current or recent students.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately. No phone calls please.


Early Childhood Music Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) see­ks an EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER to teach music classes for babies and young children up to age 6, beginning in fall 2021.

The successful applicant will be charismatic, playful, creative, and energetic, with excellent musical skills, and understanding of child development. Experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory is a plus. The applicant must be experienced in introducing instruments to children. Commitment to one weekend teaching day is a must.

While this position is posted as part-time, there is a possibility this position can be combined with the Coordinator of Group Classes for Young Children position and/or a Group Piano Teacher position to result in a full time position with eligibility for benefits. If you are interested in combining this position with other responsibilities, please indicate this in your application materials.

Job Qualifications

Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching early childhood music classes who is passionate and committed to growing the early childhood program through solid pedagogy. Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the school to our students’ families. An undergraduate degree in music education or a related music field is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent is preferred.

How To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org. Please put the job title in the subject heading. References should include parents of at least two current or recent students.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately. No phone calls please.


About Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School is a private, nonprofit community school for the arts. Founded in 1924, it is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. BMS seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in students by offering comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and abilities. The School serves the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.


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.