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
- 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
- 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
- Suzuki training preferred; familiarity with the method and
- Some familiarity with popular guitar styles is welcome but not
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 résumé 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
*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include
the link in your application.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be
subject to a pre-employment background check.
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