Adjunct Guitar Teacher

Requisition #: A-145808-1

Status: Part Time

Type: Adjunct Faculty

School: Peabody Institute

Department/Program: The Peabody Preparatory

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21202

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description


Position Summary:

The Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), is pleased to announce an adjunct teaching position (or positions) in the Guitar Department commencing July 1, 2024. Candidates should be experienced in teaching classical guitar students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) in both individual and group settings, as well as teaching both traditional and Suzuki repertoire. Opportunities for teaching are currently available at the Peabody Preparatory's Frederick and Annapolis campuses.  


About Us:

Established in 1898, the Peabody Preparatory boasts a rich history of nurturing musical talent. With approximately 2,500 students passing through its doors every week, the school is Maryland's premier community school for music and dance.


The Peabody Preparatory welcomes students of all ages and levels of ability, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can discover and develop their musical potential. Offerings range from early childhood classes that spark a lifelong love of music and dance, to programs designed for adults and professional dancers and musicians seeking to hone their skills.


Located in downtown Baltimore and sharing space with the renowned Peabody Conservatory, the Preparatory also extends its reach through four satellite campuses in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, Frederick, and Howard County, MD.


The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and dedicated guitar faculty as part of a vibrant and growing department committed to helping all students achieve their potential. We embrace the novice musician as well as the serious student aspiring toward a career in music. Ideal candidates should be experienced in teaching classical guitar to students of all ages and levels and comfortable with both in-person and online modalities.



  • Teach classical guitar lessons to beginner and advanced students of all ages, following the Pre-Twinkle guitar curriculum for beginners ages 4 - 8; teach Suzuki group classes, leveled ensemble classes, and adult beginner classes as needed.
  • Participate in annual professional development as needed.
  • Assist with end-of-semester performances, attend faculty meetings, substitute teach as needed.
  • Assist with Fret Fest, the annual guitar festival held early March at the downtown Peabody campus.


  • Bachelor's degree in music and/or music education required. A master's degree or equivalent experience and training is preferred.
  • Experience as a classical guitar instructor to advanced, intermediate, and beginner students of all ages.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience teaching group classes and/or directing ensembles preferred.
  • Suzuki training preferred, familiarity with the method and philosophy required.
  • Some familiarity with popular styles of guitar is welcome but not required.


Application Instructions

Applications received before May 14, 2024 will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled. Applications should include:

- Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy.

- Current resume or CV.

- YouTube link* or links to 1-3 recordings (no more than 10 minutes total) of a recent performance or performances.

- Note: a live teaching sample will be scheduled as part of the interview.


*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.



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