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Part Time Faculty Position:
Suzuki & Traditional Cello Instructor



The Hochstein Schools seeks a part-time instructor of Suzuki and traditional cello to provide individual lessons and Suzuki group classes to students ages 3 – adult.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Music degree (required), Master of Music degree (preferred)
  • Suzuki cello teacher training through Book 3 (or beyond); commitment to take additional training (with assistance) in the future
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience, including experience with beginners as well as with students of various ages and levels of advancement
  • Commitment to teaching group classes as well as individual lessons (required)
  • Previous teaching experience in a music school setting desirable
  • Skills and enthusiasm for working with children/youth and their parents, as well as with adults, to develop strong musicianship
  • Interest in the Hochstein mission
  • Ability to contribute to the excellence of our program in conjunction with the Hochstein faculty and staff


Schedule: Monday and Tuesday afternoon/evening hours for individual lessons; Saturdays for group classes, followed by individual lessons. Additional days/times may be added based on enrollment. The full schedule will start in September 2022; however, some hours in Summer 2022 (July – mid-August) may be available if the candidate is available.


Compensation: hourly, depending on qualifications/experience


To apply: Send letter of interest, résumé and contact information for three references to Dr. Gary Palmer, Assistant Director/Dean, via email: gary.palmer@hochstein.org


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. 


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


April 2022