Yew Chung International School – Silicon Valley seeks a full-time music teacher for grades K-8 to begin in the 2020-21 school year. Music is taught in all grade levels from K-8 and includes work in violin, general music, music history, music theory and several performances throughout the year. The music teacher will develop school-wide performances for the winter holiday season and as well as other curriculum-appropriate performance opportunities. The position also includes offering electives in the Upper School program and partnering to develop a robust after-school program, mainly offering an orchestra afterschool. We are particularly interested in music teachers with special strengths in areas such as the Suzuki method, violin, strings, ensembles, and someone who can be creative and inspire our young musicians.
A Bachelor’s degree in music, music education or related field is required; a Master’s degree is strongly desired. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in exposing students to the joy and appreciation of music through a variety of musical experiences, which include singing, movement, playing violin or strings, listening, and performing. This individual will create a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to advance his/her musical ability using current methodology, curricula, and materials. In addition, the ideal teacher fosters an environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes and be curious. YCIS-SV teachers are in frequent contact with families, responsible for writing progress reports, and supervising students during recess and other non-class times.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
About Yew Chung International School
Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley (YCIS) is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. YCIS is committed to educate the whole person from Preschool through Middle school education. We strive to unite the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and practices. The Yew Chung International curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate for each age level, rooted in bilingual education in multicultural environments utilizing instructional and information technology, fusing both Western and Chinese philosophies for character formation. Our holistic approach to education involves cooperation with parents, family, community and the world around us. We are WASC accredited from Pre-K through 8th grade.