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Visiting Music Teacher (Bassoon)

Newland House SchoolRichmond upon Thames

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organised Bassoon teacher to be part of our vibrant Music department and teach individual 30-minute lessons for a few children from Years 3 to 8. 

The role requires the Bassoon teacher to provide pupils with a rounded musical education and the successful applicant will be an experienced and talented teacher, who is able to inspire young musicians to perform to the highest possible standard as well as being an active performer in their own right. The teacher will be able to develop their pupils’ musicianship through building a wide instrumental repertoire, developing practice routines, and instilling a love of music. 

The Music Department is well resourced and, as such, there are many opportunities to support extra-curricular activities through additional group coaching and to accompany concerts and pupils at the direction of the Director of Music.

The hours will depend on the number of pupils wishing to learn the instrument. The teacher will be responsible for organising their own timetable, liaising with parents, report on progress, preparing children for music exams and encouraging children to perform in concerts. 

The Bassoon teacher, as with all of our visiting music teachers, will be paid directly by parents at a rate set by the teacher, usually between £23 and £30 per 30-minute lesson. The Bassoon teacher will be seen as self-employed, and they pay a fee of £1 per lesson to the school, to hire their teaching room.

VMTs are responsible to the Director of Music, in all matters relating to performance, ensembles, recruitment and pupil progress and the day-to-day management of their timetables.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Head of HR and Compliance by the closing date.

Candidates will be invited to interview and to be observed teaching a one to one lesson in week commencing in week commencing 20 February.

Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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