Strings Music Teacher Job at Bach to Rock - Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT

  • Bach to Rock - Ridgefield
  • Ridgefield, CT

Job Description

Bach To Rock (“B2R”) America’s Music School for students of all ages is currently seeking a Strings Teacher (violin, viola, cello, bass). Music Specialist - Strings Job Summary: To provide private or semi-private music instruction to students on a variety of instruments. To provide band coaching to small rock/pop ensembles for the purposes of live performance and recordings. To provide music school administrative support, as needed. Pay and Benefits Employees enjoy the benefits of flexible scheduling, practice space / performance stage and recording studio available to staff employees. Pay range $18-$23/hour. Essential Duties and Responsibilities for our Music Specialists: Specific duties and responsibilities include the following but the individual will also be expected to perform all the duties necessary which are customarily performed by a person holding this position. Other duties may be assigned. Music Specialist

  • To provide instruction to music students in a private or semi private lesson format using a proprietary curriculum based on method books and specific methodology and arrangements created for Bach to Rock Music Schools.
  • To instruct students in techniques needed to play in small groups.
  • To direct small groups in playing, performing and recording original and cover songs.
  • To support private student placement in pop/rock ensembles in collaboration with the School Director staff.
  • Move, set up and break down equipment at the school and school events
  • Assist B2R management with customer service and prospect phone calls when needed
  • Perform a variety of the school maintenance functions (hang posters and frames on walls, install static clings on windows, etc.) when needed
  • Assist with moving furniture, equipment and materials
  • Assist in basic repair of minor site equipment and instruments
Knowledge and Abilities for our Music Teachers: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of music concepts and be able to communicate those concepts to students
  • Must play a musical instrument. Multi-instrumentalists are strongly preferred.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to run basic sound equipment
  • Must be able to receive constructive feedback on teaching techniques and apply the feedback to new teaching situations and environments
  • Must be able to be physically present at B2R for scheduled lessons and administrative responsibilities
  • Advanced knowledge of music theory and technique relevant to primary instruments
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment, i.e. telephones, photocopiers and computers
  • Ability to interact effectively with the public
  • Ability to work effectively with B2R staff and management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
  • Ability to pass a background check
Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure
  • Teaching certificate and or degrees in music preferred; those who are currently enrolled in a music degree program will also be considered
  • Experience in the subject area may be substituted for degree or licensure
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
Language Skills
  • Must be proficient English speaking and writing skills
  • Additional language(s) are a plus
Physical Demands The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift and move the equipment typically associated with B2R’s day-to-day operation, e.g., amplifiers, keyboards, recording equipment, light furniture, etc.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Basic office environment
  • Music studio
  • Music event venues in the metro area around the school
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. Bach to Rock reserves the right to modify this job description in its sole discretion. Bach to Rock offers the opportunity to work a flexible part time schedule in a fun environment with other like-minded musicians. We handle the marketing, scheduling, booking, billing and other business aspects of the lessons & group classes so that you can focus on teaching. B2R offers an hourly rate that is based on education, experience, expertise, and availability. We offer a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match to all eligible regular employees. This Bach to Rock is locally owned and operated by: GP Fitness, INC. GP Fitness, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Part time, Work experience placement, Flexible hours,

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