Suzuki String School of Guelph

Note by Note: Nurturing Our Children and Community

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POSITION: A one-year full-time Suzuki cello teacher with the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) in Guelph, Ontario to commence in September, 2018 and end in June, 2019 (36 weeks of teaching)

DUTIES: To teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes to cellists from beginner level to post Suzuki repertoire. A minimum of 20 hours of weekly private lessons and 2-3 hours of group lessons will be offered. In addition, attendance at student recitals, full school concerts, parent meetings, monthly faculty meetings is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Masters of Music degree (or equivalent) and Suzuki training at all levels and experience is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to the Suzuki philosophy and a love of working with children.

DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph currently has 180 violin, viola and cello students of all levels being taught by three full-time and five parttime faculty members. Three of our faculty members are Suzuki teacher trainers. All lessons and groups are taught at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, a community centre dedicated to teaching the arts. The School is overseen by a volunteer Board. Guelph, a university community of 131,000 has an abundance of musical activity, including a semiprofessional symphony orchestra and is within an hour of the larger cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo. To find out more about the program, look at our website:

SALARY: 2017-18 salary is $56 CAD/hr. Salaries are negotiated yearly.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2018. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references.

CONTACT: Paule Barsalou, Suzuki String School of Guelph, 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3Z7; phone 519-836-3798 email

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