Concord Hill School, an independent school in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is seeking a part-time music teacher for a long-term substitute position.
Expected dates- week of January 27th May 8th (approximately)
Working with 3 year olds through third graders on a part time basis.
Students have music twice weekly
Currently the schedule has classes on Tuesdays-10:30am-3:30pm, Wednesdays-10:30am-4:00pm, and Fridays-8:30am-1:30pm. (Negotiable)
Music background (Music education degree preferred)
Early childhood teaching experience
Orff, Kodaly, and/or Dalcroze training
The music room at Concord Hill is a place for musical exploration and creativity. Students meet twice weekly at each grade level to sing, dance, listen, and create. Rhythm, beat, tempo, pitch, melody, and more are taught through active music-making and play. Guided by the Orff Schulwerk pedagogy emphasizing pentatonic exploration, folk music, and dance, students learn to play and improvise using pitched and unpitched percussion instruments in Concord Hill’s own Orff Instrumentarium. Dalcroze-based movement activities teach tempo, beat, musical expression, and phrasing, supporting gross and locomotor skills, while mallet and small percussion techniques influence students’ fine motor development. Kodaly solfege signs and syllables support vocal development and pitch awareness, and are often combined with directional movement to reinforce the concept of pitch.
Each year of musical study expands on skills and concepts previously taught, culminating in weekly recorder lessons and note-reading and writing proficiency in Third Grade. All classes are small in size. Periodic performances showcase the students’ hard work and musical development, and build confidence with public speaking and stage performance. Our Friday Morning Meeting culminates each week and includes joyous community singing.
Concord Hill School, a coeducational school for children in preschool through third grade, emphasizes both the academic and the developmental growth of the young child. We strongly believe in educating the whole child by promoting intellectual, social, emotional, physical and character development. During these important and formative years, Concord Hill demonstrates to its students that acquiring knowledge can be both challenging and fun. We celebrate each child's unique strengths and seek to build self-confidence through achievement. By maintaining small student-to-teacher ratios, we are able to respond to each student's ideas, needs and learning styles. Concord Hill instills in its students a strong sense of caring and respect for others. Children experience the responsibilities and benefits of being positive, contributing members of their community and our diverse world.