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Opal Music Studio in Alexandria, VA, seeks a part-time Violin/Viola Instructor to join its accomplished faculty and add support to quickly growing student enrollment. Interested candidates will have:


  • a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance or Education, Master’s degree preferred

  • at least 2 years’ experience with private teaching. Other teaching experience (i.e. music theory/technology, class piano) and certifications (Suzuki, Kodaly, Music Mind Games, etc.) considered a plus.

  • broad knowledge of pedagogical repertoire, methods and standard teaching repertoire

  • performing experience as both soloist and chamber musician

  • a dynamic personality and a creative and resourceful approach to teaching

  • a great professional attitude and interpersonal skills for interacting with students, parents, and administrators


An Opal Violin/Viola Instructor will:

  • teach private lessons to students of all ages and abilities

  • teach in a beautiful studio space in the heart of Old Town Alexandria

  • choose their own teaching days, but must be available to teach on-site in Alexandria from 3:00-8:00pm on designated teaching days

  • provide individualized instruction and personalized curriculum to each student

  • access numerous Opal events and opportunities in which students can participate and perform


Opal Instructors also have the advantage of:

  • administrative staff support to handle scheduling, billing, questions and conflicts

  • a beautiful recital space and the opportunity to use the space for rehearsals and practice

  • free parking on site

  • a flexible semester schedule that can accommodate performing engagements and travel without affecting monthly income

  • experienced teaching mentors and colleagues

  • a faculty lounge space with computer, copier, music library, supplies, coffee and snacks

  • a highly competitive teaching rate, based on education and experience.


ABOUT OPAL MUSIC STUDIO: Opal Music Studio is an established community music program in Old Town Alexandria. Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality music instruction in an environment that is nurturing, creative, and endlessly supportive. We provide numerous opportunities for students in addition to their private lessons, including things like game nights, master classes, and collaborative studio craft-based projects, with the hopes of creating and fostering a community of music lovers. 


At Opal, the teachers are highly accomplished professional musicians as well as stellar educators. They are creative, resourceful, patient, and open to teaching all levels and ages of students, from recreational to serious, and serve as role models and examples for their students.


Opal Music Studio provides a supportive work environment and an impressive group of colleagues. We offer a more than competitive rate and a beautiful space to teach, and we set our teachers up for success by offering support and assistance.

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