Kanata Music Centre is seeking dynamic instructors to join our team.
The philosophy of Yamaha Music Education, which is embraced by Kanata Music Centre, is based on the belief that everyone has the potential to develop musical ability. We believe that everyone has the capacity to create, perform and enjoy one’s own music, and that through this joy of music we can all benefit from an enriched life. See our website kanatamusiccentre.com/about-yamaha for further information.
Skills that we value in a teacher:
Strong keyboard playing/sight reading
Sing confidently & in pitch while playing
Dynamic classroom manner
Strong music fundamentals (sense of pitch, rhythm, harmony)
Musical creativity (improvisation, composition)
Versatility (various styles)
Excellent knowledge of theory and harmony
Familiarity with electronic keyboards
Attributes we are looking for:
Friendly, caring manner
Eager to learn & open to new ideas
Stage 1 – Interview:
A) Prepared: short solo piano performance, approximately RCM grade 10 level (one selection, own choice)
B) Prepared: sing a children’s song (own choice) while accompanying yourself at piano
C) Sight playing - 24-32 bars, 2 hands
D) Improvisation I: A theme will be provided with chord symbols. First time through add accompaniment (in solid chords). Second time through add thematic and accompaniment variation.
E) Improvisation II: A 2 bar motif will be provided. Build a 24-32 bar piece on it.
Stage 2 - Yamaha Teacher Candidate Evaluation (TCE):
Yamaha Teacher Candidate Evaluation (TCE):
Successful interview candidates will be required to complete the TCE – a 45-minute standardized test from Yamaha Canada,
which consists of performance and written elements.
YAMAHA TEACHER TRAINING:
Upon successful completion of the first two stages, candidate must be available to attend the Yamaha Teacher training seminar in Toronto during August. The cost of seminar is covered by Yamaha Canada. Participation in one-day support seminars for Yamaha instructors (4 Fridays during the year) is strongly recommended.
Applicants who successfully pass the Stage 1 interview will be asked to observe at least 2 sessions of a current JMC class.
Please send cover letter of intent, resume, which includes at least two references to:
Atsuko Montcalm(School Director)