Website Marin Horizon School

Lower School Music Teacher
Reports to: Director of Lower School
Hours: Full-time beginning August 2024 (Part-time possible)

Since its founding in 1977, Marin Horizon has been providing a challenging and robust academic program combined with character-enhancing life skills. Marin Horizon is a place of creative, active learning built around our commitment to developing each student’s confident voice. Marin Horizon serves about 300 students from toddler through grade eight and is located in Mill Valley, CA.

Marin Horizon seeks a warm, innovative music teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience developing music curriculum, strong classroom management skills, and a passion for developing an appreciation and love of music in their students. The position requires excellent collaborative and communication skills, a flexible and positive attitude, and the vision necessary to help create a dynamic music program.

Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management

  • Teaches skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music and in instrumental music (band, orchestra, instrumental ensemble)
  • Teaches choral music
  • Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible
  • Uses a repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students
  • Plans, rehearses, and directs students in musical programs for school and community
  • Communicates with parents on student progress


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience teaching lower school music
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Must possess a growth mindset intent on refining teaching practices


  • Anticipated salary range between $74,000 and $100,000 (full time) depending on education and experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

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