Skip to content

Instrumental Music Teacher

£25.40 – £26.42 per hour inclusive of holiday allowance

We have multiple vacancies across Surrey for Instrumental and Singing Teachers. Our hourly rate of pay ranges from £25.40 to £26.42 per hour (inclusive of holiday allowance) for individual/group lessons. Salary is pro-rata to hours worked.

Surrey Arts (Surrey County Council)
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
3rd July 2022

Based at various schools in Surrey, the starting salary for this role is £25.40 – £26.42 per hour (pay award pending), inclusive of holiday allowance.

Surrey Arts are currently looking for teachers with skills and availability to teach the following:

  • Guitar:
    • North Surrey: 2 – 3 days a week (12-18 hours, inc after school sessions)
    • South Surrey: 3 – 4 days (18-24hrs inc after school)
    • East Surrey: 2 days (12 hours, inc a small amount whole class ukulele)
    • West Surrey: 2 days (12 hours inc. after school)
  • Violin & Cello:
    • North Surrey: 2-3 days (12-18 hrs inc. Thursday after school and Saturday am ensemble
    • West Surrey: 2 days (12 hrs inc. one session whole class violin teaching)
  • Piano:
    • North Surrey: 3-4 days (18-24 hrs inc. after school sessions)
    • East Surrey: 2-3 days (12-18hrs +, inc. after school and Saturday)
    • Farnham area: 2 days (12 hrs inc. after school sessions)
    • Leatherhead + Ashtead: 3.5days (21hrs inc. after school sessions)
    • West Surrey: 2-3 days (12-18 hrs inc after school and Sat am sessions)
  • Singing:
    • Farnham/Woking/ Reigate area: 2 days (12 hrs inc. after schools session)
  • Woodwind:
    • Farnham / Guildford: 2-3 days (12-18hrs inc. after school sessions)
  • Percussion:
    • Tutor for the County percussion ensembles in Woking (4 hrs Sat morning) plus up to one day per week (6hrs) percussion teaching in West Surrey
    • Tutor for the Camberley Junior wind band (2.5hrs Sat morning) plus up to one day a week (6hrs) percussion teaching in the area local to the ensemble
The Role

We are looking for motivated and committed music leaders to join our thriving team of teaching staff. You will be helping to deliver high quality and innovative music education to children and adults at various schools and venues around the county through weekly instrumental and vocal tuition. You will teach both online and face-to-face and be part of a forward-looking team developing innovative and student centred learning opportunities.

As well as weekly activities, Surrey Arts delivers a number of enrichment activities such as holiday courses, workshops and events which staff help support and deliver.

In this role you will be supported by a team of administrators who will organise your schedule and timetables, and will be in regular contact with parents, schools and yourselves to ensure the services delivered meet our high expectations.

We deliver 30 weeks of regular lessons within the school academic year plus a range of additional activities and professional training for staff. Staff are expected to be available during the school academic terms and there are opportunities for additional work during the holiday periods.

We provide regular training and professional development opportunities which staff are expected to attend.

Our hourly rate of pay ranges from £25.40 to £26.42 per hour for individual/group lessons. Salary is pro-rata to hours worked. We are also looking for teachers who can work during and after school hours including Saturdays. Tutors are supported by an instrumental team lead and there is constant support from a dedicated music administrator and line manager.

About You

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Hold a recognised music diploma, degree, or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of achievement in their own field of practice
  • Possess specialist musical knowledge related to their instrument or field of practice, and are able to perform or create music to a high standard
  • Are reflective practitioners with a passion for continued learning and development
  • Can make positive relationships with children, young people and the wider Surrey Arts team
  • Have experience of working with children from a range of social backgrounds
  • Are aware of current initiatives in the UK music education system
About Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts is part of Surrey County Council and our values support our vision, shape our culture, and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey Music Education Hub. Surrey Music Hub’s aim is to work in partnership to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds receive music education that is high quality, wide ranging, sustainable and accessible to all, and that there are clear musical pathways along which children and young people can progress.

Surrey Arts is an ambitious and forward-thinking organisation that places young people at the centre of our work. We are committed to developing Surrey Arts as a genuinely inclusive organisation, and one that meets the needs of the whole diverse community of Surrey. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy is central to our organisational development.

Surrey Arts teaches in excess of 5000 young people every week through instrumental and vocal tuition, music groups and regular activities. We also work cross-arts and deliver vibrant performing and visual arts programmes.

There are over 400 schools in Surrey and Surrey Arts works in, or with, many of them. Excellent school relationships are central to our work. Strategic partnerships are an important part of what we do, and we maintain strong relationships with other music hub delivery partners. Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey’s cultural education partnership, Culture Box Surrey, and we have close links with Surrey’s Arts Council England national portfolio organisations (NPOs).

How to Apply

To apply, please visit

Closing Date:
3rd July 2022
Week commencing 11th July 2022
Share this vacancy: