Musicianship teacher (groups, ages 4-9)

£33.80-£36.10/hour depending on experience
Job Type
Application closing date
February 10, 2022

Hours: Saturday morning, 3+ hours. Start as soon as possible from 19th February.

Remuneration: an hourly rate of £33.80 to £36.10, depending on experience.

Teaching takes place at Charlton House (SE7 8RE).

We hope to find an outstanding teacher ready to commit and join our team, taking on a Saturday morning programme to begin with. There will be potential to grow hours across the week if wanted.

The role could be as an 'apprentice' to begin with, paid and including training and mentorship until the candidate is ready to go ’solo’.

The teacher will deliver our popular courses for children aged 4 to around 9 - often beginners, who are interested in music but may have limited experience.

We are looking for an inspiring, charismatic and energising leader with excellent group management skills who can pitch activities well; support children to develop their work and learning over the term; who can read a group of children and adapt plans as necessary; and who enjoys collaborating with other teachers to deliver creative and fulfilling experiences.

The leader will have expertise in musicianship, body percussion, singing, movement (for example through Dalcroze), creative arranging and songwriting/composing.

Experience teaching early years (ages 0-3) is desirable but not essential.

The candidate will be joining a highly experienced, award-winning and positive team who really enjoy teaching. There will be plentiful support, and opportunities for learning and development.

We are looking for someone who is interested to commit to the organisation - to our values and ambitions, to the students, teachers, families and staff. The teacher would be joining a team who are invested in the organisation and in the journey we are taking together - as one of the only independent full-service music organisations founded in the last ten years, which since its foundation in 2016 has grown to a highly respected and nationally recognised organisation. We’re looking for the right person to join us as we continue to innovate and grow over the next years.

Positions are self-employed, hours are by agreement and based during term time, with some additional holiday teaching by agreement.

We value our teachers very highly and work hard to create the conditions to allow them to teach to the best of their ability, to enjoy teaching, and to continue learning.

We are looking for teachers who:

• have at least a degree or equivalent in music 

• have significant relevant teaching experience (PLEASE INDICATE THIS IN YOUR CV)
• are passionate about teaching, and about making music  

• can inspire, challenge and encourage students

• create a positive, relaxed learning environment

• are self-motivated and organised

• will take advantage of being part of Greenwich Music School, sharing ideas with other tutors and engaging with the other courses and projects

• are committed to continuing professional development through training and engagement in professional dialogue.

• are in tune with our work and ethos - see  

Greenwich Music School is a charity and centre of excellence in music education, running high-quality creative music tuition, group courses, projects and training. GMS offers the same high quality music education to students of all ages and levels, from toddlers to professional musicians. Our bursary scheme supports those otherwise unable to access the benefits of music education.

Greenwich Music School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all tutors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS Enhanced check and proof of public liability insurance will be required before work is offered.

All applications will be considered equally.  

To apply: please send a CV and covering letter (outlining your most relevant experience and interest in GMS) to

If you have any questions, please contact us at the same address.