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Piano & Violin Teachers
Opus 1 Music Studio

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Piano & Violin Teachers

Opus 1 Music Studio
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Job Summary

$42k-55k per year
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
Job Role
Music Instructor
Employer's Industry
Education, Arts & Entertainment
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description


Opus 1 Music Studio is a highly-rated music school with 6,000 sq/ft of music studio space in Palo Alto and Mountain View. We recently expanded and are looking for teachers for piano, guitar, voice, violin, & group classes as well as teachers available to substitute teach. Administrative roles are also available and can be combined with teaching. Hours include afternoon/evening and some mornings, all days of the week. Opus 1 provides full-time administrative support for all scheduling, makeup lessons, enrollment, accounting, and recital/exam/contest registration. Teachers are not responsible for any logistical work outside of communications with students/parents and teaching responsibilities. We currently have 40+ teachers with full schedules. Lessons are taught on-site at our school - no home lessons. We are committed to offering competitive compensation based on your teaching experience and work performance, mentorship, and professional development (potentially full-time W2 with a base salary and healthcare benefits). We are also pursuing the possibility of a dual teacher/admin role. In this situation, qualified applicants interested in involvement with administrative operations in addition to teaching will be considered for both. Please indicate if this is an interest in your application. Please note that we are not currently pursuing candidates who require visa sponsorship.


  • Piano Teacher
  • Violin Teacher
  • Administrative staff (Schedule coordination / Customer Service / Sales)


  • Must have current legal status to work in the United States
  • Bachelor's degree in music (preference is given to those who've earned MM/MA and/or DM/PhD degrees)
  • Live in the bay area with consistent and reliable transportation to arrive in Mountain View/Palo Alto on time for lessons
  • Experience teaching and performing
  • Exceptional communication skills with both students and parents
  • Willingness to work with parents and students to design personalized lesson plans that cater to a student's independent goals and needs
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new teaching environment and requirements
  • Experience preparing students for performances and exams
  • Knowledge of ABRSM Practical and Theory Exams or willingness to learn how to prepare students for these exams- Ability to manage teaching schedule through our school app/website and adhere to strict attendance policies
  • English proficiency
  • Legal working status


  • Available hours are dependent on demand and range between Sunday-Saturday, mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We will work with you to set available teaching hours consistent and aligned with your schedule, though preference is given to those available within open and in-demand hours.
  • Substitute teachers must be available within 24-hour notice
  • Must be able to work six consecutive teaching hours with a minimum of 3 days/week (exceptions for substitute teachers.


  • Professional full-time staff who handle all administrative work (Marketing/Sale, Enrollment, Scheduling, Logistics, Billing/Payment and all other customer service operations)
  • High-quality Yamaha Pianos, in a high-quality teaching environment
  • Recital/Performance opportunities for your students 3 times a year or more
  • Certification training for group class teachers within fully developed curriculum


  • Compensation is dependent on education, teaching experience, and background - full-time employees are compensated aprox $42-55K/year. 
  • Our current compensation model is salary based and teachers are hired as W2 employees, or under short-term commitments, as 1099 contractors
  • Salary is based on the number of hours taught, credentials, and days of teaching as well as part-time/full-time status
  • Full-time employees who meet requirements are eligible for benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401K plan


  • Opus 1 Music Studio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
  • This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • You get paid even for student no-show when lessons are canceled within 24 hours
  • High demand for teachers in the area - we will fill your schedule quickly
  • Potential to transition into a full-time W2 employee position with benefits for teachers who maintain 20+ hours of teaching, consistent and dependable attendance, positive feedback from parents and students, and strict adherence to our policies


Business Overview

Our Story

Opus 1 Music Studio is a professional music studio based in the Northern California Area since 2006. We offer private and group music lessons at our Mountain View and Palo Alto locations. Instruments include piano, violin, viola, voice, ukulele and guitar.


Our Vision

Opus 1 Music Studio is committed to enrich the lives of students of all ages throughout the Bay Area with lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of music through passionate, professional, and multicultural instruction that inspires and fosters musical proficiency and creativity.

Our Mission

We unlock the potential and passion of our students in a natural and enjoyable way. We teach music the way we experience it--as a gift that will enrich our lives. We develop our students’ technical proficiency and inspire their musical creativity through methods based on their learning styles. We deliver encouragement, inspiration, and support in a nurturing and multicultural environment.

Our Core Values

We are committed to seeing our students succeed by providing quality music lessons. Our professional instructors understand and customize lessons based on each student's needs and learning style to maintain a fun and positive learning environment. Our administrative staff is dedicated to providing options to meet the needs of yourself or your family.

Why Work With Us?

We believe in creating a thriving work environment that demonstrates our commitment to our teachers. We provide the highest compensation package in the area and ongoing professional development opportunities within a community-centric atmosphere.

Team Size

51-100 team members


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Parking Provided
Team Events
Community Oriented
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