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Choir Leaders, Keyboard Club Leader and Instrumental Tutors

Kingston Music Service (KMS) is looking for committed and energetic instrumental/vocal tutors and choral leaders who are passionate about delivering high quality education to young people and adults to teach online, in schools and KMS music centres across the Royal Borough of Kingston. We have vacancies at our Saturday centres, after school music centres and in schools in the following disciplines: Choir leader/singing teacher (Saturday and After school); Piano/Keyboard Tutor; Keyboard class leaders (Saturdays); Violin Tutor (Individual Lessons); Instrumental tutors with SEND experience; Whole Class Percussion (Thursdays).

Kingston Music Service
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
13th December 2021

We have vacancies at our Saturday centres, after school music centres and in schools in the following disciplines:

  • Choir leader/singing teacher (Saturday and After school)
  • Piano/Keyboard Tutor
  • Keyboard class leaders (Saturdays)
  • Violin Tutor (Individual Lessons – Saturdays)
  • Instrumental tutors with SEND experience
  • Whole Class Percussion (Thursdays)


  • £24.36 – £27.34 for individual/small group tuition depending on qualifications and experience
  • £28.79 – £32.34 for large group tuition depending on qualifications and experience

KMS tutors and ensemble/choir leaders are salaried and receive their 30 weeks’ pay divided into 12 equal monthly instalments. Other benefits include being able to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

About the choir leader role:Following the launch of Kingston Youth Choir in September 2021, Kingston Music Service (KMS) is seeking an additional choir leader to join the staff team. The successful candidate will have experience of leading children’s/youth choirs, be able to demonstrate a good understanding of vocal technique, have an excellent knowledge of choral repertoire suitable for young voices, and be able to integrate the teaching of aural and sight reading skills into rehearsals. There will also be the opportunity to teach individual lessons as appropriate.

Kingston Youth Choir meets weekly at four different locations across the borough for three terms of 10 weeks across the year, with the groups coming together for rehearsals and special projects/performances once or twice a term. There are opportunities to perform at high profile venues including The Rose in Kingston and, in 2023, at the Royal Festival Hall, as well as a European Tour.

Click here for the choir leader job description.

About the music tutor roles:Experience of working with primary and secondary aged children and adults is desirable and teachers will be expected to be qualified to a minimum of Music Diploma. Tutors must be able to teach up to Grade 8 standard and have experience of guiding pupils through graded exams.

Hours are part-time and variable and can be agreed between Kingston Music Service (KMS) and the applicant. For these posts you must be able to commit to working for 30 weeks of the year: three terms of 10 weeks during school terms.

Click here for the music tutor job description (instrumental and singing).

About KMSKingston Music Service (KMS) is a local authority music service, and the Music Education Hub for the Royal Borough of Kingston. The Royal Borough of Kingston prides itself on being a diverse, tolerant and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve. We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce. The Royal Borough of Kingston is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to thinking differently about disability and taking action to improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.

How to Apply

To apply please complete and send the application form below to The application form is available in the following formats:
Application Form (docx)
Application Form (PDF)
Application Form (Google Docs)

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake GDPR and safeguarding training before commencing employment.

Closing Date:
13th December 2021
Shortlisting and interviewing will commence from 1st December 2021 so early applications are advised.
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