Piano Instructor

Community Music School - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Faculty

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Part Time

Compensation: Starting at $32-$35/hour

About Our Organization

Community Music School has an immediate opening for an experienced piano teacher to provide private lessons to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. CMS is a nonprofit music school located in Allentown, PA. Learn more about CMS at cmslv.org.


Job Summary

Position Type: Part-time employee

Schedule: Flexible schedule, starting at 10-20 hours per week, with the opportunity to increase depending on student demand and employee availability. Weekday afternoons/evenings (Monday-Friday). Occasional weekend afternoons as needed for student recitals and outreach events.

Starting Pay: $32-$35/hour, based on education and experience.

Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide quality piano instruction in a positive and professional learning environment
  • Develop and implement an individualized curriculum to inspire students to succeed and develop as well-rounded musicians and learners
  • Work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to individuals or groups of all ages
  • Teach instrumental techniques, scales, sight-reading, music theory, and self-expression through music
  • Prepare and register students for music evaluations, auditions, and recitals
  • Attend regular faculty meetings and maintain clear communications with students, parents, and administration via phone, email, and online scheduling and billing system
  • Complete annual student progress evaluations

Job Qualifications & Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in music education, music performance, or related field
  • Teaching Experience: At least 1 year
  • Language: English; Spanish is a plus
  • Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident
  • Proficiency in piano pedagogy and performance
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently with a diverse student base
  • Basic technology skills: Google Suite (Mail, Meet, Forms), ability to access the teacher portal online or through the mobile app
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude, and a passion for teaching
  • Accompaniment experience is a plus, but not required

Required Clearances: In accordance with PA Act 153, CMS requires all employees to have or obtain child protection clearances and complete mandated reporter training. All required clearances and training must be current (within the last 5 years):

  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting
  • Act 153 Clearances: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm
  • Mandated Reporter Training: https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/

Additional Details


  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching contribution
  • Ability to create your own curriculum and lesson plans, based on the needs and goals of your students
  • Flexible schedule
  • Teaching is the focus; we take care of the marketing, billing, and scheduling
  • Performance and collaboration opportunities
  • Access to a teacher portal to view the schedule, communicate with students/parents, and upload assignments and music scores

Other Information

CMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to embody the community we serve through inclusive representation across our staff and faculty.

CMS is committed to providing a learning and work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. CMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status of any person, level of family income, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws in its education programs and admission, employment, and financial aid policies. CMS also prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. Such discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or harassment is unlawful and prohibited by the School.

How to Apply

Please complete the CMS employment application found at https://cmslv.org/about/employment/. Submit the application, along with your resume, cover letter (optional), and any current clearances to info@cmslv.org.