Suzuki String School of Guelph: SUZUKI CELLO TEACHER POSITION

POSITION: A full-time Suzuki cello teacher and leadership of the cello program (under the overall leadership of the Artistic Director) with the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) in Guelph, Ontario to commence September, 2019

DUTIES: To teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes to cellists from beginner level to post-Suzuki repertoire. A minimum of 20 hours of weekly private lessons and 2-3 hours of group lessons will be offered. In addition, attendance at solo recitals, full school concerts, parent meetings and monthly faculty meetings is expected. Coordinate the cello program and communicate with cello faculty around group classes, concerts and tours. Possibility of directing and teaching a long-term cello teacher training program.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Masters of Music degree and Suzuki training and experience at all levels is required. Teacher trainers or teacher trainer candidates will be given priority.

Candidates must have a demonstrated strong commitment to the Suzuki philosophy and a love of working with children. Previous leadership experience is considered an asset.

DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph currently has 180 violin, viola and cello students of all levels being taught by four full-time and four part-time faculty members. Two of our faculty members are Suzuki teacher trainers. All lessons and groups are taught at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, a community centre dedicated to teaching the arts. The School is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Guelph, a university community of 131,000 has an abundance of musical activity, including a semi-professional symphony orchestra and is within an hour’s drive of the larger cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo. To find out more about the program, look at our website:

SALARY: 2018-19 salary is $57.56 CAD/hr, plus extended health, short-term and longterm disability benefits. 2018-19 teacher training salary $70 CAD/hr. Salaries are negotiated yearly.

DEADLINE: March 29, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CONTACT: Paule Barsalou, Suzuki String School of Guelph, 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3Z7; 519-836-3798;