Careers at the Scotia Suzuki School
Who are we?
A group of Suzuki-trained teachers who work together to bring music education to families in Halifax at a higher level with support from each other. Students coming to the SSSM don't have one teacher, but many are all working together for them. Teachers train each other using their strengths and sharing their experiences. It's a fun place to work and a wonderful community for teachers.
When teachers start working at the school, they begin as Associate Suzuki teachers. Once they understand how the school works and get into the routine of things, they can move to teacher status. From there promotions to Lead teachers, Mentor teachers, Department heads (Salaried jobs), Artists in Residence and Artistic Directing jobs are available to grow into and apply for. The SSSM is a school where teachers are constantly improving and growing and are given opportunities to apply for salary jobs.
How do I apply?
1) Fill out the application including your Suzuki training.
2) We will contact you, and if there is a position we will ask for a resume and cover letter.
3) Send in two contrasting clips of you teaching a music lesson.
4) If available send a dated video of you performing. (it doesn't have to be current)
5) We will contact you for an interview, and should you be a fit for an opening we will arrange for you to come to the school as a guest teacher and conduct an in-person interview.
How can I learn and grow as a teacher at SSSM?
"I had the pleasure of working at the Scotia Suzuki School the first year it opened. What I learned there has proven to be invaluable as my family moved away and I started my own music school in Texas. At Scotia Suzuki I was given the mentorship and support I needed to become confident in teaching the youngest musicians. I learned what it was to teach character and integrity. I learned what it takes to run a fiscally responsible and ethical music business. I expanded my network of colleagues and friendships. I will forever be grateful for my time at Scotia Suzuki and the lessons I learned there."
-Maia Bruce, Suzuki Cello Teacher/Cook