Cello Teacher

Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2023
Start Date: Feb 21, 2023

Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Dixon Hall
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is a multi-service agency located in the heart of east downtown Toronto. For 92 years, we have been touching the lives of thousands of our community’s most vulnerable residents by providing a range of programs and services across every stage of life. 

Job Description

• Provide an enjoyable and educational experience of music for every student
• Monitor student progress and adjust teaching methods and materials when necessary
• Encourage and guide students to prepare adequately for RCM exams.
• Attend all scheduled lessons, classes, and/or rehearsals in a punctual manner (i.e., arrive before student)
• Notify the Music School Director/Manager of any student's learning challenges, physical conditions, or other problems that may be related to violence, illicit drug use, crime, or other factors in their home and neighbourhood environment, as well as problem attendance, etc.
• Consult with parents on a regular basis
• Prepare students for competitions, public events, RCM exams and recitals
• Encourage students to take advantage of the school's resources such as other lessons available, camps, concert tickets, etc.
• Adhere to all agency guidelines and policies, attend appropriate staff meetings and workshops when possible
• Maintain weekly attendance records of students
• Request any necessary teaching materials
• Notify the Music School Director/Manager of teaching absences as much in advance as possible
• Communicate with parents and keep them up-to-date on progress of students


• Prior experience teaching the Cello
• Post-secondary education in music
• Musical and teaching ability
• Knowledge of and experience applying the principles of teaching children and youth will be considered an asset
• Demonstrated ability to engage, communicate, work with and maintain relationships with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
• Able to teach various styles of music and knowledge of different approaches to teaching music
• Personal commitment to practicing high standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Basic computer literacy and skills
• Strong written and verbal English language communication skills; fluency in additional languages relevant to the communities of service will be considered an asset
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to exchange knowledge
• Must be qualified to work in Canada legally for the employer
• Able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening check with a ‘Clear’ or satisfactory result that meets the operational requirements of the Agency
• MUST be fully vaccinated (two [2] doses) against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been approved for use in Canada

Additional Info:

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is committed to developing an inclusive selection process and work environment. If contacted for an interview, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process. The hiring process is governed by Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services Race Relations and Employment Equity Policies.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as a single Word or PDF document to hr@dixonhall.org quoting File# 23-MSC-05 in the email “Subject” line by Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:30pm.

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