Violin/Viola Teacher

Date Posted: Oct 20, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2023
Start Date: Feb 18, 2023

Hourly From: $25/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: Intermediate

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

We are looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals to join our team and become part of a progressive non-profit organization. Reporting to the Manager, Music School, the Violin/Viola Teacher is responsible for teaching violin to children and youth primarily from the Regent Park, Moss Park and South Cabbagetown community. The Violin/Viola Teacher is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with Dixon Hall’s Vision, Mission and Values and demonstrate customer service excellence.

This position is for Saturdays from 11am-4pm.

  • Providing an enjoyable and educational experience of music for every student.
  • Monitoring student progress and adjusting teaching methods and materials when necessary.
  • Encouraging and adequately preparing students for RCM exams.
  • Punctually attending all scheduled lessons.
  • Notifying the Music School Director/Manager of any student's learning or physical problems or problems related to violence, illicit drugs, crime, as well as problem attendance, etc.
  • Consulting with parents on a regular basis.
  • Encouraging students to take advantage of the school's resources such as other lessons available, camps, concert tickets, etc.
  • Adhering to all agency guidelines and policies and attending appropriate staff meetings and workshops when possible.
  • Keeping weekly attendance records of students.
  • Recording hours every day worked.
  • Requesting any necessary teaching materials.
  • Notifying the Music School Director/Manager as soon as a student is late for a lesson or event.
  • Notifying the Music School Director/Manager of teaching absences as much in advance as possible.
  • Preparing students for RCM exams and recitals.
  • Communicating with parents and keeping them up-to-date on progress of students.


  • Prior experience teaching violin and viola.
  • Post-secondary education in music.
  • Musical and teaching ability.
  • The ability to communicate well with people from all walks of life and from many cultural and social backgrounds.
  • The ability to teach various styles of music and knowledge of different approaches to teaching music.
  • High standards of professionalism and professional ethics.
  • Strong English language written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to exchange knowledge.
  • Able to provide a “Clear” or satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check as determined by the operational requirements of the program.
  • MUST be qualified to work in Canada legally for the Employer.
  • 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 quoting File #23-MSC-01 in the email “Subject” line by Feb. 16th, 2023 at 4:30pm.

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