The Avery Coonley School is a co-ed Pre-K - Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit its website at www.averycoonley.org
The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative music teacher to assume duties beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. This position may be filled by one full-time or two part-time employees and includes the following responsibilities:
Teach early childhood through kindergarten music classes, 3rd-8th orchestra sectionals and full symphonic orchestral rehearsals.
Prepare and deliver music instruction using a variety of age-appropriate techniques, instruments, and songs for a gifted population. Select a diverse repertoire and rehearse pieces for multiple concerts throughout the year.
Create a warm and safe environment in which young children are able to develop a love of music and enhance their skills.
Use the National Standards of Music Education and ACS curriculum to guide lessons.
A minimum of two years of music teaching experience is required, ideally with instructing bright and/or gifted students.A Master’s degree is preferred.
Must demonstrate an understanding of basic music concepts and be able to communicate those concepts in a developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate manner with preschoolers, elementary, and middle school students.
Ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults both orally and in writing.
Must be proficient on piano and have a working knowledge of string, brass, woodwind, & percussion instruments.
Must be comfortable singing a cappella (unaccompanied).
About Avery Coonley School
The Avery Coonley School is a coed PreK-Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit www.averycoonley.org.