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Johns Hopkins University Early Childhood Music Teacher - Adjunct in Baltimore, Maryland

The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce openings for Adjunct Early Childhood Music teaching positions in the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Start date is Summer or Fall 2024.

The successful Early Childhood Music teaching candidate will provide group-based music instruction to students (birth to 5 years of age) and families. The Peabody Preparatory's Early Childhood program is a leading edge, research-based, 20-year established curriculum developed and adapted by Dr. Eric Rasmussen, department chair, from the Music Learning Theory of Dr. Edwin Gordon. Successful candidates will receive training in the Early Childhood Music curriculum at Peabody Preparatory as part of the onboarding process.

Candidates should be experienced in working with young musicians and have basic skills on keyboard, guitar, or other chordal accompanying instruments.


Depending on location, teaching up to 3 classes per campus over the summer (6 weeks), with classes offered on Saturdays and possibly another weekday morning. During the academic year, up to 4 classes on Saturday mornings and possible weekday morning classes for the fall and spring semesters (32 weeks). Depending on availability, potential additional opportunities are available at other campus locations.


Multiple locations, including Howard County, Downtown Baltimore, Frederick, possibly more


For further information contact: Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Chair, Early Childhood Music

Peabody Preparatory: erasmus1@jhu.edu


Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school of music and dance, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.

The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and has four satellite branches in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, Howard County, and Frederick, MD. The Preparatory has approximately 2,000 students studying all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice, dance, theory, composition, early childhood, orchestra, chamber music, and more.

Through all levels of our program children absorb, imitate, and model developmentally appropriate musical behaviors from a highly skilled and caring faculty who help guide students toward lifelong enjoyment and understanding of music.

  • Bachelor's degree in music, music education, and/or early childhood education is required. Master's degree or equivalent experience and training preferred.

  • Documented successful teaching experience required.

  • Experience and an exceptional manner with children birth to 5 years.

  • Excellent musicianship and comfortable in (and/or able to easily learn) melodies in all tonalities and meters.

  • A background in early childhood music is preferred but not required.

Please submit:

  • Cover letter

  • Resumé

Job Type: Part Time Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.