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Chamber Music Tutors

£41.45 per hour

The Royal College of Music Junior Department is seeking to engage three accomplished chamber music tutors. The post holders will be responsible for coaching piano trios/quintets, string trios/quartets or woodwind chamber groups.

Royal College of Music
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Start Date
September 2024
Closing Date
14th June 2024 at 09:00

The Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) is a specialist term-time only Saturday school offering advanced training to musicians between the ages of 6 and 18. Students combine studying at RCMJD with their general education at their chosen week-day school. Students come together at the RCM London each Saturday for a tailor-made programme of individual instrument/voice/composition lessons, chamber music, orchestral and choral training, and general musicianship. Our staff are professional performers/composers as well as teachers and offer the highest standards of tuition and coaching. Most RCMJD students continue their musical studies at the RCM or other major conservatoires/universities.

Chamber music is at the heart of our educational and performance programme for every musician at the RCMJD. We offer one of the finest chamber music programmes for young musicians in the UK, with all our students taking part in at least one chamber ensemble and many students being members of two or more. All chamber ensembles receive tuition for one hour every Saturday with our highly accomplished and experienced team of tutors, many of whom are members of renowned chamber ensembles.

There are over 70 chamber ensembles at the RCMJD. The majority are string quartets, piano trios, piano duos, wind and brass quintets, but we also run a flute group, several violin/cello/bass groups and a Guitar Ensemble. Larger ensembles include Wind Octet, Clarinet Choir, Recorder Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Brass Dectet, Saxophone ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and several Jazz Ensembles. In addition, all students play in an orchestra or other suitable large ensemble.

There are many performance and coaching opportunities for chamber groups both inside and outside the RCM. There are weekly performance opportunities in our Performers’ Platform as well as a dedicated Chamber Music Day every year, with side-by-side workshops, recitals and masterclasses for chamber groups with internationally acclaimed visiting ensembles. Recent visitors have included the Harlem Quartet & Onyx Brass. Another highlight of our programme is the RCMJD Kaznowski Chamber Music Competition, the prize winners performing in our annual Young Artists’ Concert at the Wigmore Hall.  RCMJD string quartets have recently been invited to perform at Saddlers’ Hall, the House of Lords, and the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Rooms. RCMJD string quartets and piano trios are also regularly invited to participate in senior RCM chamber music masterclasses and concerts.

The RCMJD is seeking to engage several accomplished chamber music tutors. The post holders will be responsible for coaching piano trios/quintets, string trios/quartets or woodwind chamber groups.

Job reference number: 705-24

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time, hourly-paid basis and is available from September 2024, during term-time only.

We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 4 hours teaching per week, for approximately 30 weeks per year. Up to 7 hours of teaching per week may be available, depending on scheduling and timetable considerations for next academic year. The successful applicant will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

Closing Date:
14th June 2024 at 09:00
28th June 2024 (online interview) and 29th June 2024 (observed coaching session)

About the Provider

Royal College of Music

Founded in 1882, the RCM is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook.

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