Mountain View Early Childhood Music Teacher

Employee Type:
Part-Time, Non-exempt
Offer Salary:
$35-$50/hour depending on experience
BA in Music or Music Education, or equivalent experience

The Community School of Music and Arts is seeking a motivated, experienced, fun and engaging individual to teach in-person Early Childhood Music Program spanning ages 2-7 years at CSMA’s primary Finn Center site in Mountain View. This is a part-time, hourly position. Qualified applicants may also be considered for additional teaching throughout CSMA’s other programs. Please be sure to review the schedule information below prior to applying.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of early childhood music instruction and a solid understanding of early childhood music pedagogy.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in performance and/or music education.
  • Proven success in teaching in an early childhood setting.
  • Experience and interest in teaching students of all abilities with an emphasis on appreciation and enjoyment of music.
  • Demonstrated success interacting with and engaging parents/guardians during early childhood classes.
  • Certifications in Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, or similar methodology preferred but not required.
  • Ability to play guitar and/or ukulele preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach and converse comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • The ability to communicate in a positive and consistent way with parents, students, and administration.
  • Performing experience preferred.



  • BA in Music or Music Education, or equivalent experience


Benefits Include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits are available for faculty who teach 20 hours or more in a week.
  • Paid Sick Leave accrual
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Professional Development opportunities and grants for faculty
  • Community Concert Series performance opportunities for faculty
  • Employee and family discount on private lessons and classes



Candidates should be available to teach in person at CSMA’s main campus in Mountain View on Saturday mornings-afternoons to start with and possible additional opportunity for weekday mornings. Additional days will be added to the teaching schedule based on the candidate’s availability.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: . Please clearly indicate your primary instrument and secondary instruments you are qualified to teach on your cover letter.

*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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