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Instrumental/Vocal Teacher (Piano/Singing)

£20,956 – £35,127 per annum (DOE)

Bucks Music Trust is looking to appoint committed, energetic teachers of Piano & Singing who believe in the importance of music education and have the skills and experience to inspire and empower students of all ages and abilities.

We believe that all children should have every possible opportunity to engage in all music at the highest levels of quality and excitement, regardless of level.

Buckinghamshire Music Trust
High Wycombe/Amersham/Aylesbury Music Centre (Dependant on home location)
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
1st July 2019

Learning and Teaching

  • To provide music or vocal instruction to students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of objectives to be carried out by the student
  • To plan individual lessons and overall schemes of work for students
  • To develop knowledge of materials and repertoire for students at different stages of their musical development;
  • To teach individual and/or group lessons lasting from 15 minutes to an hour or longer, usually incorporating elements of general musicianship, such as ear training and theory, as well as instrumental technique and interpretation
  • To prepare and teach whole class lessons where appropriately allocated
  • To prepare pupils for performances, examinations, auditions and festivals
  • To communicate with parents about their child’s lessons and progress, including attendance at Parent Consultation events
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required
  • To ensure a high-quality learning experience for students in line with internal and external quality standards
  • To work with groups of musicians such as choirs, bands and ensembles where required
  • Planning and working on own professional development by gaining further teaching or performance qualifications and continuing your own performance activity;

Strategic development

  • To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies for BMT and to review regularly methods of teaching and programmes of work
  • Have due regard to inclusivity and diversity and ensure that all young musicians are positively encouraged to engage with all BMT provision
  • To engage in marketing and promotional activities at a level expected by BMT of all teachers
    Personal and professional development
  • To take part in the staff development programme including participating in arrangements for further training and professional development
  •  To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods
  • To engage actively in Line Management and Joint Professional Development processes
  • To extend own musical experience by becoming familiar with the music pupils listen to, by learning another instrument, by becoming familiar with other musical styles and by developing own improvisation or vocal skills
  • Quality monitoring and assurance
  • Quality check documents, records, information and presentations to ensure that all work exceeds the required standards
  • Work within prescribed systems and procedures to ensure that activities are responsive to changing customer requirements and legislatively compliant
  • Ensure an effective and responsive service is provided to all staff and visitors across BMT activity


  • Ensure safeguarding procedures are followed and to attend BMT training in this area at all times
  • Undertake such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with roles of this level within the BMT
  • Responsible for own health and safety and that of students and colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and relevant EC directives
  • Adhere to the BMT Equality policy in all activities, and actively promote equality of opportunity

Personal skills, experience and qualities


  • Highly proficient in the area of music for which teaching is provided, demonstrable through both qualifications and relevant experience
  • Relevant and practical experience acquired through a combination of training and on-the-job experience
  • Relevant experience of working with schools, parents, students and external organisations

Skills and Personal qualities

  • A clear understanding of the power and importance of music education
  • A commitment to quality and the ability to articulate how it can be achieved in practice
  •  Excellent planning and organisation skills
  •  Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  •  A positive and demonstrable commitment to inclusion and engagement
  •  A flexible and committed approach to the peripatetic nature of the role
  •  The ability to meet deadlines and work effectively
  •  Proficient in the use of a working range of digital technologies and an understanding of the positive uses of such tools
  • Smiles more often than not!

How to Apply

Please send CV to the HR Manager:

You will then be asked to complete an application form.

Closing Date:
1st July 2019
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