Position: Lead Violin Teacher

Organization Overview

The mission of Heartland Chamber Music (HCM) is to connect, engage and inspire students of all ages through a lifetime of music education and performance. The organization has served nearly 7,000 students and presented more than 300 concerts over the past 20 years through year-round and summer chamber music programming. String Sprouts is a unique music curriculum created by the Omaha Conservatory of music for ages 3-8. It is based on the key components of the Suzuki Violin Method including a parental component and inspired by the El Sistema philosophy.


Position Overview

HCM is seeking a Lead Teacher who is motivated, reliable, and an enthusiastic violin instructor for our early childhood education String Sprouts K.C. program. HCM uses music education as a vehicle for the earliest learners to acquire skills that help them succeed academically. We believe that a high-quality extracurricular musical education should be accessible to all. We are completing Year 5 of Strings Sprouts.


2-4 hours per week. HCM teaches Sprouts afterschool Monday – Friday. Additional hours could be available.


Desired Qualifications and Experience


  • BA required or equivalent experience in music (orchestral strings), or music education.

  • Passion for impacting students’ lives through music, especially underserved or at-risk youth.

  • Mastery of your primary instrument (violin).

  • Effective and equity-driven classroom management techniques.

  • The ability to prioritize personal connection to the music over concern about technical precision.


  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Spanish.

  • Familiarity with the Suzuki method and/or another style of early strings pedagogy.

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass a background check, and provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Must be available to observe the classroom and a concert this spring (paid)


$70 per hour for teaching $15 per hour for quarterly team meetings.

To Apply: Please submit your resume with a cover letter to kcook@heartlandchambermusic.org


Heartland Chamber Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value, honor, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our employment and education programs. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.