Singing Teacher



Job summary

Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Responsible to: Director of Music

The School is looking to employ a visiting singing teacher to join the current team of three who instruct over 70 pupils each week. The ideal candidate would be at home teaching classical and musical show repertoire and giving technical instruction in both repertoires. 

Exams are not compulsory but many pupils choose to take AB exams and a number opt for Guildhall exams. 

Choral singing is very strong at Charterhouse and there is a helpful collaboration between the singing team and the Director of Music in helping the preparation of solo work, sight reading and training for choral awards.

Supervisory and Managerial Responsibilities 

The post involves teaching a prescribed number of pupils on an individual basis, although some degree of flexibility in numbers needs to exist depending on demand. Each lesson or “hash” lasts 40 minutes, although there is a 5-minute break between each ‘hash’ enabling pupils to move within the school. 

Pupil Numbers: The School reserves the right to vary the number of hours a music teacher is required to teach at its discretion but normally according to the number of pupils expressing a wish to have individual lessons or in accordance with other factors, such as a decision by the School to engage additional music teachers, or to reallocate pupils between existing music teachers. In accepting the post of Music Teacher, a music teacher accepts the fact that the School cannot guarantee a minimum number of hours work.

Other Responsibilities 

Hours of work will take place during Quarter (term) between Monday and Friday from 8.30am to 6.25pm and on Saturdays from 8.30am to 1.25pm. Any request to teach beyond these hours must be made to the Director of Music. When working throughout a year, a music teacher is required to offer between 28 and 30 hashes per pupil per year, ensuring that times of special events are avoided, as publicised by the Director of Music.

Knowledge and Skills Required (to be effective) 


Candidates should have an appropriate teaching /or equivalent professional qualifications and experience, and have extensive recent relevant teaching / practical experience. It is anticipated that all staff engaged in instrumental teaching will have an active performance and practitioner profile and will be engaged with the development of best practice in musical performance and its assessment, as well as in current developments in pedagogy.

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If you are invited to attend an interview this will be conducted in person and the areas which it will explore will include suitability to work with children. 

The closing date for applications is 1st September 2022

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 5th September and the interviews will take place during the week of the 12th September 2022.

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