Music Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Belmont

Website Charles Armstrong School

Our Mission 

Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.

Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and related learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview

This position is for a lower/middle school music teacher. This teacher reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning and is a member of the Specialty Team. The position also works closely with the Lower School Movement teacher. The music teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that supports the development of students’ appreciation and understanding of music. The teacher will teach techniques of vocal and instrumental music expression, discover and develop students’ abilities and talents in the field of music, and develop knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music.

Job Responsibilities

Teach 2nd through 6th grade music classes in an engaging, developmentally appropriate way.
Teach electives to middle school students each quarter, including two quarters of musical theater elective and two music-related classes of your choosing.
Create an inclusive classroom environment and develop meaningful relationships with all students.
Support students’ social-emotional and academic development by communicating regularly with classroom teachers.
Develop and support a curriculum that provides a balanced approach to music education, including singing, playing instrumental music, creative movement, and performance. A
Adjust and adapt curriculum based on students’ needs.
Evaluate student progress via report cards narrative at the end of each semester.
Plan, rehearse, and direct students in annual school performances (winter program, talent show, graduation performance) in collaboration with the Movement teacher.
Work in collaboration with other Specialty Team members to support student needs and promote cross-curricular collaboration when possible. Attend weekly Specialty Team meetings.
Serve as member of production staff for annual musical theater production, providing leadership and/or assistance in all phases of the production.
Participate in other school-wide activities throughout the year, including division and faculty/staff meetings, and other events.

Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience


Bachelor’s Degree
Musical skill competency, including the ability to sing and play multiple instruments


Valid teaching credential
Master’s Degree in Music or Education
Experience with and understanding of children in grades 2-8 who learn differently

Additional Skills

Commitment to creating a joyful and innovative learning environment for students
Ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows all members to be safe, valued, and respected
Demonstrated understanding of best practices in lower/middle school music education
Understanding of the importance of social-emotional development and application of appropriate practices within the music classroom
Ability to understand students’ strengths, challenges and interests in order to motivate and engage all learners
Ability to communicate and partner with students, colleagues, and families
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, responsible, and organized
Flexible and positive attitude

Charles Armstrong School offers

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
Tuition reimbursement
Team-teaching model
Instructional coaches
Professional development program
Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals

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