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Adjunct Guitar Teacher

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
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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.

About us:

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 needed.
  • 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 preferred
  • 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 preferred.
  • Suzuki training preferred; familiarity with the method and philosophy required.
  • Some familiarity with popular guitar styles is welcome but not required.
Application Instructions

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 interview.
*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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