PianoLab Instructor

Piano Cleveland seeks a dynamic arts professional to join us as our PianoLab Instructor!

Do you….

  • Enjoy using your creativity to teach group piano lessons to K-8 students?
  • Thrive on building partnerships with schools and families around a love of piano?
  • Love working with colleagues to create transformative musical experiences?

If you answered yes to these questions, we hope you will consider applying to join our team. Piano Cleveland is a small but mighty arts organization dedicated to promoting the future of piano music both in Cleveland and abroad. We are best known for our signature event, Cleveland International Piano Competition, in addition to presenting concerts and community engagement experiences for piano lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

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Job Profile

As the Instructor of our pilot PianoLab program launching this fall, you will play an essential role in bringing piano music to K-8 students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. You will deliver group piano instruction to beginner Cleveland Metropolitan School District students using the digital Roland Piano Lab system. You will also work collaboratively with the PianoLab Coordinator and the Education and Community Engagement Coordinator to bring the pilot program to life.

  • Lead successful launch (Fall 2022) and execution of PianoLab program in CMSD, including:
    • Teaching 45-minute group piano lessons to up to ten students at a time, twice per week
    • Delivering the newly created PianoLab curriculum to students in an engaging and age-appropriate manner
    • Differentiating piano instruction among younger and older students
    • Ensuring instrument technology functions appropriately, and troubleshooting tech issues that may arise
  • Collaborate with Education and Community Engagement Coordinator and PianoLab Instructor to ensure successful completion of the program by:
    • Assisting in building and overseeing evaluation criteria to measure program impact
    • Assisting in planning and execution of end-of-program showcase for student participants
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience in music education, childhood education, and/or music, especially piano instruction
  • Creative individual with knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative and exceptional arts education content, lesson plans, and programming
    • Comfortable staying up-to-date on current PreK-12 learning standards and trends
  • Exemplary at working with diverse audiences across many backgrounds, including adults, families, children, teachers, schools, and community organizations
  • Able to understand the challenges and opportunities in urban settings
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Self-motivated with enthusiasm to try new things
  • Takes initiative
  • Willing and excited to be a part of a collaborative and supportive team in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Preferred but not required
    • Knowledge of classical music and/or piano music
    • 1-3 years of relevant work experience working as a music educator or performer; especially in a non-profit setting
Salary, Benefits, and Schedule
  • $100 per group lesson
  • Lessons are 45-minutes each, held twice weekly between the hours of 3PM – 6PM at the school site
  • Lessons will be held after-school at CMSD school on the near west side for 10 weeks from October to December

Piano Cleveland is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position to Lauren Schneider, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected]


Application Deadline: Friday, September 2nd at noon.