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The Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University ( Baltimore, MD), is pleased to announce an adjunct teaching position (or positions) in the Guitar Department commencing July 1, 2022. Candidates should be experienced in teaching classical guitar students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) in both individual and group settings and teaching both traditional and Suzuki repertoire. Teaching opportunities are available at the Peabody Preparatory's Downtown, Towson, and Howard County campuses.
With approximately2,500 students passing through its doors every week, the Peabody Preparatory is Baltimore's premier community school for the performing arts. It is open to students of all ages and levels of ability, with offerings ranging from early childhood classes to programs for adults and professional musicians. The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore and has three satellite campuses in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, and Howard County, MD.
The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and dedicated guitar faculty as part of a vibrant and growing department committed to helping all students achieve their potential; we embrace the novice musician and the serious student aspiring toward a career in music. Ideal candidates should be experienced in teaching classical guitar to students of all ages and levels and comfortable with in-person and online modalities.
Teach classical guitar lessons to beginner and advanced students of all ages, follow departmental Pre-Twinkle guitar curriculum for beginners ages 4 - 8, teach Suzuki group classes, leveled ensemble classes, and adult beginner classes as needed.
Participate in annual professional development as needed.
Assist with end-of-semester performances, attend faculty meetings, substitute teach as needed.
Assist with Fret Fest, the annual guitar festival held early March at the downtown Peabody campus
Bachelor's degree in music and/or music education required. Master's degree or equivalent experience and training preferred
Experience as a classical guitar instructor to advanced, intermediate, and beginner students of all ages.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Experience teaching group classes and or directing ensembles preferred.
Suzuki training preferred; familiarity with the method and philosophy required.
Some familiarity with popular guitar styles is welcome but not required.
Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before April 22, 2022, will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled. Applications should include:
Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy
Current reÂ´sumeÂ´ or CV
You Tube link or links to 1-3 recordings (no more than 10 minutes total) of a recent performance or performances.
Note: a live teaching sample will be scheduled as part of the interview.
*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.