Early Childhood Music Teacher

Application ends: September 14, 2025
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Job Description

New Mozart School of Music is a premier music school in Palo Alto serving the community since 1989. Our teaching and office team consist of passionate musicians/teachers committed to providing a nurturing learning environment to students of all ages and levels. Many of our teachers have been with us 10 + years including teachers who have been teaching with us for nearly 20 years.
We provide full administrative support including scheduling, enrollment, accounting, recruiting.
We are located in the heart of Palo Alto in the College Terrace Centre (Class A building) which we built from the ground up.
We are only accepting applications from teachers in the Bay Area or those who plan to relocate here by August 1. Candidates must have current legal US work status. We provide H1B visa sponsorship to qualified candidates with advanced degrees.
All currently open positions require in person teaching.

Harmony Road Teacher

We are looking for a qualified candidate with piano and voice background to teach our highly acclaimed early childhood music program, Harmony Road. You can read about our Harmony Road program here. www.newmozartschool.com/about-harmony-road.
We will pay for your training and internship.
If you love working with children and have both piano and voice background, we would love to hear from you.
Additional OPENINGS

Piano Teacher
Violin Teacher
Cello Teacher
Guitar Teacher
Voice Teacher
Sub Teacher for All Instruments

Why teach with us?

Voted Best of Silicon Valley by Metro Newspaper
Largest music school in Palo Alto
Newly built, beautiful class A building in the prestigious College Terrace Centre
New students are registering daily, and our office is busy making sure that your schedule is kept as full as possible.
We have highly competitive pay based on your experience, expertise, and work performance.
All of our teachers and admins are employees (w2) not contract workers
Compensation is based on teaching experience, education & background
Full-time employees who meet requirements are eligible for benefits (see below for more info)
We provide full admin support including billing, advertising, and marketing so that you can concentrate on what you love and do well…, teaching music. We have full time admin as well as several part time admins with extensive music and admin experience
Recital opportunities for students at professional venues 3-4 times a year
Yearly faculty recital opportunity at professional venue


Must have legal status to work in the US with documentation (Visa sponsorship will be offered to qualified candidates with advanced degrees)
BA or BM in music (preference is given to MM / PHD / DMA holder)
2 or more years of experience teaching children
Suzuki, ABRSM, or RCM certification is preferred
Experience preparing students for exams and performances and willingness help students succeed in exams & performances
Patient with students of all ages & levels
Excellent communication skills with students, parents and our administrative team
Responsible and punctual
Resides in the Bay Area with reliable transportation to Palo Alto
2 year minimum commitment


Weekday teaching is generally between 2 pm – 9 pm
Saturday teaching is 9 am – 4:30 pm
Ideal candidates are available to work 6 hours per day (+ a break) with a minimum of 3 days.
Full-time teaching requires 5 days of teaching


Compensation is dependent on education & teaching experience as well as the candidate’s ability to retain students
All teachers & staff are hired exclusively as W2 employees not 1099 contractors
Full-time employees who meet requirements are eligible for benefits including, Paid Time Off, health, dental, vision and 401K Retirement Investment Matching Plan (opting in gives you automatic 3+-% raise). Employee discounts towards private lessons and free tuition towards Harmony Road program. Performance opportunity at professional venues during student and/or faculty recital. Full time employees are paid with a stable salary model with a minimum of 4 weeks of paid time off

To apply, send your CV with a cover letter and 3 references.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $40.00 – $65.00 per hour

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance


Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Work setting:


Work Location: In person