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Position Filled


The Hochstein School seeks a part-time instructor of percussion (classical, drum-set and other genres a plus) to provide individual lessons to students ages 9 – adult.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • the Bachelor’s degree in performance or music education (percussion emphasis); Master’s degree is preferred
  • strong foundation in percussion performance and technique
  • desire to share one’s knowledge, expertise, and love of music in order to inspire students
  • creative, flexible, student-centered approach to teaching
  • at least 2 years’ experience teaching children, youth, and adults in individual and/or small group settings
  • familiarity with NYSSMA solo evaluation repertoire and procedures
  • interest in the Hochstein mission



Thursday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning to early afternoon. Teacher will be prepared to provide classes either online or in person.


Compensation: Hourly, depending on qualifications and experience


To apply:
Send letter of interest and résumé to both: Dr. Gary Palmer, Assistant Director & Dean, and Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, President & Executive Director: gary.palmer@hochstein.org;  director@hochstein.org


Position is available September 2020.


The Hochstein School was founded in commemoration of genius and is dedicated to providing access to opportunity regardless of age, level of skill, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Hochstein’s vibrant community of musicians, dancers, and supporters choose to come together to develop the ability to speak and communicate through music, dance, and expressive arts (music, art, and dance therapy). Established in 1920 as The David Hochstein Memorial Music School, today Hochstein serves approximately 3,500 students annually from a 12-county region surrounding Rochester, N.Y. and continues its commitment to the Rochester community by offering a variety of free and low-cost concerts and performances in the Hochstein Performance Hall, and locations around our city, throughout the year. For more information, visit www.hochstein.org. 


Hochstein is a diverse community of teachers and learners and BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.


August 2020