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Instrumental/Vocal Tutors

Instrumental Tutors required for: Voice and piano (exam accompaniment desirable); Guitar (Classical specialism) and Drum kit.

Buckinghamshire Music Trust
Aylesbury, Amersham, High Wycombe Music Centres
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
23rd November 2018

Instrumental Tutors required for:
Voice and piano (exam accompaniment desirable)
Guitar (Classical specialism)
Drum kit
To deliver instrumental or vocal tuition within a core offer for students aged 5 to 18, monitoring overall progress and development of students and facilitating learning which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. Contributing to the provision of activities out of school hours (such as ensembles, orchestras, choirs)

Supporting students through 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 pupils;
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.
To prepare pupils for performances, examinations, auditions and festivals;
To communicate with parents about their child’s lessons and progress;
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; this must meet internal and external quality standards
To maintain discipline in accordance with the Music Service’s procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
To undertake assessment of students’ work as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and Music Service procedures;
working with groups of musicians such as choirs, ceilidh and jazz bands, wind or string ensembles and drumming groups;
supporting students in their use of music technology, keeping up to date with major software tools such as Sibelius and making use of recording and other technology;
planning and working on own professional development by gaining further teaching or performance qualifications and continuing your own performance activity;

Curriculum delivery and development in music
To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies for the Music Service
To review regularly methods of teaching and programmes of work;
To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the Music Services Aims and Strategic Objectives

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 the Performance Management Review process;
To help to implement Monitoring, Evaluation and Review procedures and to adhere to them;
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

Management Information
To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information on Ensemble including registers, timesheets etc.
To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students and use this to inform learning and teaching.
To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evening, Parents’ Evenings, Action-planning days and liaison events with partner schools
To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records

To deputise for the cluster leader or take responsibility for the management and supervision of activity within the local music hub or other localities as appropriate.
To ensure adherence to all safeguarding procedures.
To undertake such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with roles of this level within the organisation

How to Apply

Please email your CV to and you will be asked to complete an application form.

Closing Date:
23rd November 2018
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