Guitar Teaching Artist

Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) seeks a part-time guitar teaching artist to provide instruction in private lessons and group classes to students 6 years old and up.  

At the Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) we provide an exceptional music education to a diverse community as a path for social, emotional, and character development. Over the years evidence has continually emerged illustrating the non-musical impact that occurs through the process of learning music. The process of music learning allows children to not only express themselves through an art form, but to acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  

In 2014 we adapted our mission to reflect not only our dedication to providing children and families with an exceptional music education, but also on the development of “life” skills and character traits. It is our desire to create a community of individuals who value not only what they accomplish, but how they lead their daily lives.

The Chicago Center for Music Education serves approximately 250 students at its location in Chicago’s West Town community and over 2,500 in public and private schools. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Performance/Pedagogy, Master’s degree preferred

- Minimum 2 years of teaching experience  

- Suzuki certification or interest in the philosophy preferred

- Experience teaching guitar to young students  

- Experience teaching in a classroom setting

- Ability to understand and speak Spanish a plus

- Knowledge of Latin guitar repertoire 


The Ideal Candidate Will:

- Possess exceptional teaching, classroom management, and interpersonal skills.

- Have experience and passion for working with children.

- Be committed to life-long learning and further training.

- Value the importance of music education, its ability to enhance the lives of children and their families, and its role in developing character and life skills.  

- Strive to work collaboratively with ChiME faculty and management staff.

- Possess a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, high standards for quality, good judgment, accountability, and adaptability/flexibility. 

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest highlighting the candidate’s qualifications and a resume highlighting training and relevant work experience. Letters and resumes should be sent to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Gosia Bagley
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