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Woodwinds Instructor (saxophone, flute, clarinet)

CMC seeks a woodwind instructor to teach private lessons in flute, clarinet, and saxophone, as well as leading a weekly Wind Ensemble group class beginning for our Fall Quarter.

Status: Hourly beginning September 2024

Location and Hours: Richmond District Branch; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Studio Times   

  • Mondays: 1pm–5:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 1pm–6:00pm
    (Woodwind Ensemble class is from 4:30pm–6pm)
  • Fridays: 2pm –7pm


Compensation: $46/hour for private lessons. $64/hour for group classes (rate includes teaching and prep time).  Additional opportunities are available for compensated performances and meetings. Free practice room and studio rental as available.


CMC Woodwind Ensemble

The Winds Ensemble provides the opportunity for intermediate-level winds players to practice elements essential to ensemble playing: accurate execution of rhythms, dynamic balance, intonation, and blending of tone. This ensemble fosters a relaxed atmosphere in which to build upon musical skills, collaborate with others, and create a joyful sound. Participants are welcome to bring in arrangements for the group. The focus of the Winds Ensemble is  primarily on classical music, but other musical styles may be introduced depending on the interests of the participants.


About Community Music Center

Community Music Center’s mission is to make high quality music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of financial means. We’re committed to centering equity and inclusion in our programs and across all aspects of our organization. We are a nonprofit institution founded in 1921 with branches in the Mission District, Richmond Districts, and at partnership sites throughout San Francisco serving 3,300 students annually. In early 2024, we’ll be opening an expanded campus at our Mission District Branch.


Application Process

Email a resume and cover letter to: Please include “CMC Faculty position” with your instrument(s) in the subject of your email and the studio(s) for which you are available in your cover letter.  Please describe your experience with teaching group classes as well as private lessons.  Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CMC is an equal opportunity employer. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Community Music Center expects faculty to provide well-rounded, quality music instruction: 

  • encourage creativity, originality and personal expression
  • establish consistency in attendance and progress
  • demonstrate the value of proper practice habits
  • exercise flexibility and sensitivity in response to the student
  • tailor teaching to the individual needs, abilities, and goals of each student
  • teach a full pallet of fundamental musical skills
  • turn momentary failures into positive lessons
  • review previously learned material to establish continuity
  • answer the students’ questions and encourage follow-up inquiry and research
  • inspire students through passion, talents and love for teaching which in turn will foster their musical and personal growth

Community Music Center benefits from the help of many wonderful volunteers and can always use more! Here are some of the areas CMC can use help with:

  • Mailings
  • Poster and flier distribution
  • Staffing outreach events
  • Concert setup, ushering and donations
  • Event and concert photography
  • Others as needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Community Music Center is creating partnerships that help move our work forward and help corporations meet their Corporate Social Responsibility goals through engaging and impactful activities. Volunteer activities are designed to connect volunteers with CMC’s mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. Whether it’s giving critical project support to CMC’s marketing and fundraising efforts or hand-on projects working with CMC students, volunteers are afforded moments to see the difference music makes in people’s lives.

Past Partners

  • Google
  • Wells Fargo
  • Autodesk
  • Salesforce
  • Dropbox
  • Bank of America