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String Teacher

Youth Music Monterey’s  South County Strings program is looking for an exceptional string instructor for its teaching sites in south Monterey County, California.

Youth Music Monterey's South County Strings program involves formal partnerships between YMM and south Monterey County school districts to provide music lessons during the school day. The String Instructor provides violin, viola, and cello instruction for beginning and intermediate students ages 8-13.  

Pay is $65/hour. The position is 20-30 hours per week, and runs September through June.

YMM String Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Teach mixed group lessons for violin, viola, and cello to up to 15 students/class at beginning and intermediate levels. 

  • Deliver high-quality instruction and basic musicianship 

  • Develop effective classroom management and lesson plans

  • Assist with recruitment, registrations, sign-ups. Arrange class times at each school site. 

  • Work with YMM staff to manage instrument distribution and retrieval according to YMM procedures; Provide simple repairs to YMM instruments, or return damaged instruments to office for repairs.

  • Maintain current attendance lists, and provide weekly updates to YMM office.

  • Work collaboratively with other YMM instructors and staff to facilitate opportunities for combined events (Chamber Players outreach concerts, Orchestras’ season finale concert)

  • Work cooperatively with school site staff to incorporate student performances in school or community outreach events. Prepare students to perform in at least 2 concerts each program year.

  • Communicate any changes in schedule to the YMM office immediately.

  • Meet with YMM office and board as needed


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance or Music Education preferred

  • Experience teaching group string lessons to students preferred

  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

  • Successful background check 

  • Vehicle and proof of insurance necessary


E-mail cover letter and resume, send as one pdf attachment  to: office@youthmusicmonterey.org

References may be requested for shortlisted candidates. Finalists will be asked to present a short musical performance and will be observed teaching a small group of children.