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Music Instructor, Early Childhood Classes



Music Instructor, Early Childhood Classes


The Hochstein School seeks an instructor for early childhood music classes (ages 3 and 4) for the 2019-20 school year.

In partnership with the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Hochstein offers a program called “Making Music, Making Strides” for children ages 3 and 4 from the Maplewood, Lewis Street, and Carlson YMCA Child Care Centers. The Y provides transportation to and from Hochstein; Y staff members also provide support in the classroom. Each class meets weekly for 45 minutes in one of Hochstein’s well-equipped children’s music classrooms. Class sizes run from 12-18.


Qualifications sought: undergraduate degree in music education; successful experience with, or strong desire to learn, early childhood music instruction; successful experience with or desire to work with diverse population. The candidate must enjoy working with young children. Personal transportation necessary (on occasion, it may be necessary to travel to the various YMCA Child Care Center locations in Rochester to give classes on site, though this will be the rare exception).


Schedule: 6-8 classes are taught weekdays as follows: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings (and early afternoons if needed).  A spring presentation for parents/families in Hochstein’s Performance Hall is planned, in early evening hours.


Instruction will be supervised by Hochstein’s Music FUNdamentals Department Chair, Alice Pratt.


Compensation: hourly, based on qualifications and experience; one hour preparation time per day as well as instruction time.


To apply:  send letter of interest, resume with references, and, if possible, a DVD/videotape demonstrating classroom teaching with young children, to:

Margaret Quackenbush 
The Hochstein School
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614
Email: director@hochstein.org

Position available September 2019.


The Hochstein School provides music and dance instruction and therapeutic arts services to individuals of all ages, levels of skill and experience, and financial means. Each year over 3,500 students receive instruction from an exceptional 110-member faculty.


June 2019