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Violin Teacher

Eton CollegeWindsor and Maidenhead

Role Introduction

Eton College is seeking to appoint an experienced and committed violin teacher. Eton has an excellent reputation for instrumental and choral music; it’s orchestral and chamber music programmes are flourishing, including four orchestras and several chamber music groups, masterclasses with distinguished guest artists, several internal and external concerts and four string competitions every year. Responsibilities will be to teach and inspire violin playing to boys across the 13-18 age range, encouraging practice, technical skill and musical development.

We are seeking a violinist with a keen interest in teaching who will complete a team of 15 string teachers led by the Head of Strings and Chamber Music. The ability to inspire and challenge pupils to practice and achieve their best is a pre-requisite for this post. The candidates should be able to cater for the technical and musical development of violinists of all abilities from early grades to post-Diploma level, ensuring an excellent set up on the instrument, preparation for performances, competitions, exams and Music College entrance. The successful candidates will also be expected to conform to the administrative and reporting procedures of the school and to be supportive of the activities of the department. The teaching hours vary from year to year.

Visiting Music Teachers are employees of Eton College and receive statutory holiday pay in addition to a generous hourly rate, subsidised lunch and travel expenses.

Main Duties

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To teach violin across the 13-18 age range (30 lessons per academic year)
  • To inspire and oversee technical and musical development of young violinists of all abilities.
  • To prepare pupils for concerts, exams and competitions as appropriate.
  • To timetable lessons, monitor, record and report on pupils’ progress;
  • To meet all administrative deadlines;
  • To attend concerts in which your pupils perform (when possible).
  • Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Previous experience teaching 13-18 year old violinists;
  • Passion for violin teaching and knowledge of repertoire and exam material
  • The ability to engage and inspire young musicians of mixed abilities, including stimulating regular practice
  • Experience preparing students for grade exams, diplomas, competitions and performances;
  • Drive, energy, positivity and dedication to inspire young musicians
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal communication skills
  • A willingness to collaborate and coordinate with other teachers and musicians in the department and within the framework of a school
  • A relevant music degree/diploma or equivalent qualifications;

You will also need to be:

  • A ‘team’ player with the ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team
  • Positive, enthusiastic and flexible with a proactive attitude;
  • Able to adapt to changing situations;
  • Approachable, open and honest;
  • Dedicated, conscientious and hard working.

Working Pattern 

  • The teaching role is for approximately 6 hours per week. However, there is an element of flexibility required in the role, and the number of lessons taught may change on a termly basis. There is no guaranteed number of hours.

Long-list interviews will take place virtually in the week of 7 June; face to face interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Tuesday 22 June in the afternoon.

Benefits

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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