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Substitute/Part time Teaching Position - Violin and Viola Teacher

Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Region of Waterloo, Ontario

Posting Date: March 22, 2023

Closing Date for applications: April 15, 2023


Description: Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo (STEW) is a non-profit charitable school founded in 2009 that currently offers instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello and Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE). We are a diverse community of music makers that embraces life-long learning from birth to beyond retirement. 


Duties: Our school is seeking a qualified Suzuki Method violin and viola teacher to take on new students on an ongoing basis; and to cover short-term sabbatical absences during the fall of 2023 and again in the winter/spring of 2024.  


  • Approximately 10-15 hours of private lessons and 2 hours of group class teaching weekly during the sabbatical coverage for a minimum of 6 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the winter/spring (subject to change)

  • It is critical that the successful candidate have a suitable location to teach lessons in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, since we are a non-landed school. STEW does not pay for studio rental if it is needed, but does provide documents for tax deduction of expenses incurred.

  • Group class venue is provided. 

  • There is no guarantee of incoming students for ongoing part-time teaching. 


Qualifications: Minimum requirements:

  • Member of the SAA and the SAO

  • A university degree in music

  • A minimum proficiency in violin of Suzuki Book 10  

  • Suzuki training in violin volumes 1- 4 that has been registered with the SAA

  • A proficiency in viola beyond Suzuki Book 5. 

  • A commitment to continuation of Suzuki teacher education/enrichment appropriate to the candidate’s current level of training and experience.


Salary: $55/hour for private lessons and $65/hour for group classes plus 4% holiday pay. As an employed teacher, EI and CPP are deducted at source.  We offer no extended health or pension benefits at this time.



Liz Biswas, Administrative Director

Phone: (519) 500-6654



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