In-School Elementary Music Teacher – Half Moon Bay – School Year – 2024-2025

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Offer Salary:
2+ years of experience working with elementary school students (ages 4 to 11 years old) in a classroom setting and strong classroom management skills


The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) Music4Schools Program is seeking an energetic and dependable Elementary Music Teacher to make a difference in the community, serving a elementary school in the Half Moon Bay Area. The ideal candidate will possess an unwavering commitment to teaching music effectively and comprehensively while inspiring and motivating students to develop a love of music. Professional development and training are provided.


This position is a part-time teaching music instructor position with a class schedule between Monday and Friday serving elementary schools in Half Moon Bay.




  • Teach a curriculum-based music program to children in a public elementary school setting (Faculty will have online access to curriculum and lesson planning)
  • Attend faculty meetings and trainings to enhance faculty and curriculum development (Mentor program for new teachers)
  • Develop lesson plans following CSMA curriculum and California State Standards.
  • Create a fun and enjoyable learning environment while giving students a solid music foundation
  • Prepare students for performances or open classes while providing a fun and creative environment
  • Communicate regularly with on-site school staff and CSMA



  • Education or Music degree preferred (not required), or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience working with elementary school students (ages 4 to 11 years old) in a classroom setting and strong classroom management skills
  • Voice, Ukulele, Guitar, or Piano experience in addition to musical specialty, preferred
  • Ability to teach multiple disciplines and styles of music desired, particularly general music
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Competent computer skills and some familiarity with video conferencing software, Zoom, G-Suite, and MS Office


Physical Demands:

  • Must have reliable mode of transportation to travel from school to school to teach
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Benefits Include:

  • All faculty have access to a 403(B) retirement plan.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available for faculty who teach 20 hours or more in a week.
  • Professional Development opportunities and grants for faculty
  • Community Concert Series performance opportunities for faculty
  • Employee and Family discount on private lessons and classes
  • Rentals off our concert halls at a discounted rate for faculty who teach at least 8 hours in a week.



To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to, with In-School Elementary Music Teacher-Half Moon Bay -School Year 2024-2025 as the subject line.

*The Community School of Music and Arts values diversity. Candidates who have a demonstrated ability to relate to diverse student populations and who have experience working in bilingual environments are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Community School of Music and Arts

Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 30,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 21,000 students at 54 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

CSMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. CSMA is committed to creating an environment that embraces openness, respect, collaboration and accountability.

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