Part-Time Middle and Upper School Music Teacher
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good. 

The part-time Middle and Upper School Music Teacher is a professional, energetic, innovative and generous musician with teaching experience at the middle and upper school levels (grades 6-12).  This part-time position will teach sections of Middle School Guitar, Middle School Pop Ensemble and Upper School Jazz/Rock Ensemble class that includes a mixed range of abilities, beginners to advanced.  The Music Teacher also coordinates and instructs the classes during end of semester performances.



Upper School - 4 hours weekly between 8:00 AM and 9:45 AM, Monday thru Friday

Middle School - 8 hours weekly between 1:45 PM and 3:15 PM, Monday thru Friday

Semester Evening or Weekend Performances



  • Responsible for course curriculum

  • Lead class in end of semester performances/productions

  • Have a commitment to assisting in the assessment, growth and success of the Music program.

  • Work cooperatively with the department, faculty and staff throughout the school in striving for educational excellence.

  • General involvement as a faculty member and in assessment of student learning.

  • Support and continuous quality improvement through participation.

  • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

  • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings

  • Some lifting and moving of musical instruments and equipment

  • Other duties as assigned

  • BFA, BSM or BA Degree required

  • Professional instrumental performance experience, multi-instrumentalist is a plus

  • Strong sight-reading skills and the ability to improvise in a variety of styles is desired

  • 2 years prior Middle School teaching experience

  • 2 years prior High School teaching experience

  • Dynamic personality and enthusiasm for teaching

  • Commitment and respect for diversity

  • Understanding of and commitment to the school mission and goals

  • Understanding of and commitment to teaching and motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than the first date of work, and to receive any and all COVID-19 vaccination boosters recommended for fully vaccinated persons by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and/or the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, unless employee requests and the School grants an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for employees disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

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