Arts+ – Private Music Instructor

Categories: Job Opportunities

About Arts+ 

Founded in 1969, Arts+ is a music and visual art nonprofit organization that envisions the transformative impact of arts education illuminating every corner of the Charlotte region.  Its goal is to make outstanding arts education available to students of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds.  From private lessons to summer camps to community outreach programs, Arts+ strives to help each student unlock their full potential through the power of arts education. 


Instruments Taught through Arts+ 

Violin  (traditional/Suzuki) 

Viola  (traditional/Suzuki) 

Cello  (traditional/Suzuki) 

Harp  (traditional/Suzuki) 


Guitar (acoustic, electric) 


Bass Guitar 

Drum Set 


Commercial Keyboard 






French Horn 




Benefits of Working with Arts+

  • Flexible scheduling: Set your own teaching schedule.
  • Locations: Studios are available for use across the Charlotte area. Faculty also have access to our spaces for their own practice (as available).
  • Student payments: Arts+ staff handle all student registrations and payments.
  • Marketing: The power of Arts+ social media and marketing drives new student enrollment.
  • Recitals/Gigs: Student recitals and gigs are arranged by Arts+ staff, complete with accompanist.
  • Discounts: Faculty family members receive discounts to Arts+ lessons, classes, and camps.
  • Part-Time Status: If a faculty member reach 25 hours/week there is opportunity to be promoted from contract faculty to part-time staff.



Teaching private instruction to students of all ages, from beginning to advanced levels.

Teaching hours to include afternoons, Saturdays, and potentially Sundays. Flexible schedule

Perform general faculty responsibilities according to the guidelines listed in the Faculty Handbook, including completing attendance, time sheets, and maintaining excellent customer service for students and families.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or comparable performance experience
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Suzuki Violin applicants must have registered Suzuki Book 1 or above

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or certificate in music with emphasis on pedagogy, performance, or education
  • 4+ years of teaching experience
  • Ability and interest in leading group music classes as a part of outreach programs

Knowledge and understanding of varied teaching methodologies and the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels.

Dedication to working in a collaborative environment in a reputable community music school.


Reports to: Director of Music Programs

Status and Pay Rate: Contracted hourly, commensurate with experience

To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references to Wes Smith, Director of Music Programs, at Include “Private Music Instructor” in the subject line.


Optional materials which may also be submitted include copies of recent concert programs which the candidate performed, repertoire lists, or YouTube/Vimeo links to recent performances.

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