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Teaching Artist – Instrumental and Vocal
Midori & Friends


About Midori & Friends:

Founded in 1992 by world-renowned violinist Midori and a devoted board of directors, Midori & Friends empowers our students by developing their musicianship and instilling core life values. By customizing meaningful music education experiences in partnership with NYC schools and communities, Midori & Friends makes the music of today and builds the futures of tomorrow.

About 12 Notes:

12 Notes programs engage PreK-12 students in sequential, standards-based instruction on guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, cello, percussion, or voice, scheduled once or twice-weekly over 16 to 30 weeks. Led by teaching artists who are actively performing, professional musicians, our residencies are developed to provide students with a solid foundation of musicianship and technique, while nurturing listening skills, imagination, and emotional expression. These principles are guided by the Midori & Friends Milestones for Student Learning. By the program’s end, students have tangible musical skills to share with their family and school community.

Our Teaching Artists:

Our Teaching Artists provide positive, engaging, multi-faceted, high-quality musical experiences that nurture the development of students’ musical and collaborative skills and creative abilities. Midori & Friends Teaching Artists are graduates of the country’s top conservatories and music education programs. They are not only fine musicians, but are also passionate educators who seek to enrich and inspire students through music.

Teaching Artist Vacancies:

Midori & Friends is seeking part-time teaching artists in all instrumental and vocal areas, especially Violin, Percussion and Voice. Residencies take place during and after school hours. It is anticipated that most student participants in these residencies will be at a beginner or intermediate performing level.


Applicants must have a degree in music and/or music education and 3-5 years of teaching experience with beginner students in grades PreK-12. Teaching experience in New York City public schools is preferred. Teaching Artists should have creative approaches to teaching music while integrating the Midori & Friends Milestones, and an ability to motivate and provide high-quality learning experiences for students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests.  All selected Teaching Artists must be fingerprinted with the New York City Department of Education and members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802.




4-year degree


Please email your cover letter, teaching resume, and contact information for three references (people who are familiar with your teaching) to Daniel Bernstein, Program Coordinator at or fax to (212) 767-0018.

Midori & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.

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