Private Lesson Piano Faculty-Belmont-Sign-on Bonus $500

Employee Type:
Part-time, Non-Exempt
Offer Salary:
$45-$55/hour depending on experience; Sign-on bonus of $500 (paid after 6 months of teaching)
Bachelor’s degree in performance and/or music education with an emphasis in piano and at least 2 years of private lesson piano teaching experience

Community School of Music and Arts has been the leader in high-quality music education in Silicon Valley since our founding in 1968 and we are thrilled to bring music learning to the Belmont area! Starting in April 2024, our Belmont music program will feature personalized instruction in piano, guitar, violin and voice for children, teens, and adults. We are seeking motivated, experienced, fun and engaging individuals to teach in-person private lessons to children and adults at CSMA’s new Belmont location at Artisan Crossing. This is a part-time, hourly position. Please be sure to review the schedule information below prior to applying. 


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of private music instruction and a solid understanding of Piano pedagogy.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in performance and/or music education with an emphasis in Piano.
  • Proven success in teaching in a private studio .
  • Experience and interest in teaching students of all ages, abilities and interest levels with an emphasis on appreciation and enjoyment of music.
  • Demonstrated success teaching beginning level students 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in performance and/or music education with an emphasis in Piano


Work Environment

  • Recruiting, scheduling, billing and customer service is handled by full-time staff.
  • Staff takes into account the individual teaching philosophy of each teacher when placing students.
  • Workshop, Recital and Masterclass opportunities for students at no additional cost.


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 of our concert halls at a discounted rate for faculty who teach at least 8 hours in a week


  • Teach in-person at CSMA’s satellite campus in Belmont
  • Available to teach at least 2 days a week, each day to include minimum of 4 hours prime time as defined by CSMA
  • Schedule:  Tuesday through Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 5:00pm
To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to; with Private Lesson Piano Faculty-Belmont as the subject line. 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.

If you have any questions, our team will be more than happy to help.

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