Teaching Artist (Beginning Violin) – Yola At Lachsa

LA Phil

Program Summary:

YOLA is LA Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel’s signature program, YOLA. YOLA is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that provides half-a-million children with free musical instruments and intensive musical instruction. Central to YOLA’s mission is the promotion of healthy growth and development through the study, practice and performance of music. Simultaneously, YOLA positively invests in each child’s development as a musical ambassador of peace, hope, and understanding amongst a diverse population of cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. YOLA currently serves approximately 100 elementary, middle, and high school students.

Position Summary:

Responsible for beginning violin instruction at the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) site located in East Los Angeles. The employee will ensure the highest quality learning experience for YOLA students, create curriculum, pedagogy, and lesson plans in collaboration with other YOLA music faculty, and support each child holistically. The employee will support the YOLA philosophy and community and help facilitate community and family involvement.

Hours for this position will be approximately 10 hours per week (tentatively Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Requirements

Position Elements:

  • Collaborating with YOLA faculty to create a shared curriculum and culture inspired by the ideals and philosophies of El Sistema

  • Instructing beginning violinists in classes consisting of up to 20 elementary school students

  • Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals, playing in the section, collaborating with the YOLA Conductor at the discretion of the program manager

  • Communicating with YOLA academic tutors and parents to understand each child holistically

  • Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions

  • Preparation and communication with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Manager, and LA Philharmonic Staff.

Position Requirements:

  • Collaborating with YOLA faculty to create a shared curriculum and culture inspired by the ideals and philosophies of El Sistema

  • Instructing beginning violinists in classes consisting of up to 20 elementary school students

  • Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals, playing in the section, collaborating with the YOLA Conductor at the discretion of the program manager

  • Communicating with YOLA academic tutors and parents to understand each child holistically

  • Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions

  • Preparation and communication with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Manager, and LA Philharmonic Staff.

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Posted on October 26