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We are very proud to have been awarded the Best of Berkeley award in Music Lessons for 7 years running and we are looking forward to working with the best teachers who can be creative, motivating, very professional and also fun to work with.

About Our School

Golden Key Piano School is a privately owned music school founded in 2004. Keeping the number of students limited to 150, we maintain our family-like atmosphere and give personalized attention to all students and teachers.

We believe in providing the highest-quality lessons at our school. Our teachers find 30-minute lessons to be stressful and low quality, so we ONLY provide 45-60 minute lessons. This creates enough time and space for student and teacher to connect and create something in class.

No tedious mechanical lesson books either at our school! Our lessons include story making, listening to music as well as making that phrase really sound like a mommy cat singing a lullaby for the kitten! Our head teacher's hands-on support helps the teachers to be creative and enjoy the art of teaching the piano.

Our instructors teach on baby grand pianos and have access to a carefully chosen CD library and music sheet collection at school. Our school's environment is different from anything you have ever experienced.

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Why Teach With Us?
Here are reasons why music teachers choose to teach at our school over all other choices:
1. A constant flow of new students to keep schedules as full as possible.
At our school, with different ways of advertising and marketing year-round, we keep our teachers' schedules as full as possible. We register new students for our private music lessons even during typically slower registration months. This way, there is less of a chance for a teacher to have a gap in his or her schedule.
2. Extras are taken care of. Your only responsibility is to teach.
We have full-time front desk administrators to handle all the details from scheduling to collecting tuition, arranging recitals, etc. This allows the teacher to focus on teaching and not on distracting office work.
3. Your time is respected and you are paid whether or not students show up.
Teachers are paid for lessons whether students attend or not. If a student misses classes for any reason, the teacher is still paid. If a student doesn't pay for his or her lessons or has uncollected debt, the teacher is still paid. Our priority for our teachers is to make sure that their time is not abused and that their teaching days are as productive as possible.

Our method and repertoire make teaching at our school a different experience.
We give teachers training on our method, which is artistic and alive. It requires a lot of creativity from both students and teachers. Our music repertoire is absolutely beautiful. Drawn from folk music from around the world and from great composers, our unique repertoire makes it a joy to listen to even beginning students.

If you are interested in applying for a teaching position please e-mail your resume to:

No Phone Calls Please. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The requirements for this position include:
  • Music Degree (or senior student with accomplished pianistic skills).
  • Documented experience teaching children.
  • Dedication to teaching and learning new methods.
  • A spirit of teamwork.
  • We will ask all instructors to sign a minimum 2-year contract
    with the school.
  • Punctual and can keep a long-term consistent schedule.
  • Love of children and love of music.
  • Legal right to work in the USA
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