Violin Teacher & Cello Teacher


The Yehudi Menuhin School

Job summary

The Yehudi Menuhin School
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

The Yehudi Menuhin School is a leading specialist music school with an international outlook, offering highly individualised music education to some 86 young musicians. Pupils are aged between 8 and 19 years old, the great majority of whom board at the school. They receive both an academic and a musical education at the School, and each pupil has their own individual schedule designed to suit their particular needs. Present pupils include a number of prize-winners in various international competitions, and the vast majority of students go on to conservatoires and universities to study music when they graduate.

The School is looking for a new Principal Cello Teacher and an additional Violin Teacher to join a team of world-class musicians and educators working in a friendly, collaborative and collegiate atmosphere.

  • Both jobs are for up to 2 days each week. These should be non-consecutive days, so that pupils have the opportunity to practise between lessons. Each pupil has two lessons with their principal teacher each week. 
  • The teacher should be comfortable working with a wide range of ages and ability, from an 8 year-old full of potential, to an 18 year old preparing for an international competition. 
  • The principal teacher plays a central role in the planning of repertoire, performances and competitions for their pupils. They are responsible for liaising with assistant teachers and coordinating the instrumental education of their students under the direction of the Director of Music.

Our students are of a very high calibre and all would hope to go on to first-rate teachers in top class institutions when they finish their studies at the school. We regularly have visiting teachers at the school - in the last two years we have welcomed Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova, Anthony Marwood, Roman Simovic and Rodney Friend to the Violin department and Colin Carr and Gary Hoffman among others to the Cello department . 

Applications must be made using the School's own application form (downloadable from the School website). Please note that a CV without a completed application form will not be considered. Applications should be sent to (and further information sought from):

Cathy Whitnall

Music Administrator

Yehudi Menuhin School

Stoke d’Abernon


Surrey KT11 3QQ

Tel: 01932 598403


The closing date for this position is 17.00 on 8 September 2019

The School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post. Checks will be made with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity 312010

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