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The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce an adjunct Piano Teacher position in the Piano Department at the Peabody Preparatory, with an anticipated start date of Summer 2023. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and dedicated piano faculty as part of a vibrant and active department committed to helping students of all levels achieve their potential; we embrace the novice musician as well as the serious student aspiring toward a career in music. This adjunct position includes up to 9.5 hours of teaching per week.
Ideal candidates should be experienced in teaching students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) as part of the Peabody Preparatory's Piano Department. Candidates should be comfortable teaching private piano lessons and small group classes, as well as adult learners. Additional opportunities to develop classes and workshops according to candidate experience and interest may be available.
We are actively seeking instructors for our Towson and downtown Baltimore campuses, but are also open to applicants for our campuses in Annapolis and Howard County. Teachers set their own teaching schedules (subject to space availability), but after-school and/or Saturday hours will be required to meet student needs.
- Teach private piano lessons to students aged 5 years and older, including adults, at all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced levels during the fall and spring semesters (32 weeks).
- Additional teaching opportunities are available during the summer (6-8 weeks).
- Participate in and assist with end-of-semester performances.
- Attend occasional faculty meetings.
- Other appropriate assignments by agreement (e.g., group piano, summer programs).
- Opportunities may be available for candidate to develop classes and workshops according to their experience and interest.
Founded in 1894, the Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University is Baltimore's premier community school and pre-professional academy for the performing arts. The Peabody Preparatory is part of the Peabody Institute, one of the nine divisions that comprises the Johns Hopkins University. The Preparatory has a distinguished faculty of 130 educators and serves approximately 2,500 students per week on four campuses. The Preparatory offers music and dance educational experiences ranging from early childhood classes for infants to life-long learners engaged through Peabody Plus. The dance department, dating from 1914, is one of the oldest continuously operating dance training centers in the United States.
Students can enroll in individual lessons where they can participate in repertoire classes, recitals, and competitions. Group instruction is available in dance, large ensembles, chorus, chamber music, early childhood music classes, vocal fundamentals, and music theory. In addition, the Preparatory offers more structured curricula for our most serious student through the Preparatory's academy, certificate, and pre-professional training programs.
- Master's degree in piano performance and/or pedagogy is required.
- Doctorate degree or equivalent experience and training is highly preferred.
Applications received before July 1 will be given preference, but position remains open until filled.
- Cover letter including a brief summary of teaching philosophy
- Link to 2-3 performance recordings
- Link to teaching video (optional). NB: Candidates will be expected to teach a provided student during their interview.
- Interviews anticipated to be scheduled in July
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
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.