Violin/Viola Teacher


Newton Preparatory School

Job summary

Newton Preparatory School
£53 per hour | 1 day a week+
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Violin/Viola teacher to join an ambitious and aspiring Music Department from November 2021 (or as soon thereafter).

The successful applicant will be an outstanding violin/viola teacher with a passion for inspiring young musicians to perform to the highest possible standard, as well as being an active performer in their own right.

Job Description:

  • Inspiring musical performance of the highest quality through committed, skilled and outstanding one-to-one teaching.
  • Teaching to the individual needs, abilities and talents of each child, suggesting repertoire and adapting scores where necessary.
  • Identifying clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge to deliver outstanding quality.
  • Assessing pupils’ progress, giving timely individual feedback to pupils and their parents as to how to progress further.
  • Ensuring that the School’s policies are reflected in daily practice.
  • Actively promoting and encourage pupils’ participation in extra-curricular music, including Junior/Senior String Ensemble, solo recitals and school concerts.
  • Entering pupils for examinations as and when appropriate.
  • Invoicing parents in a timely manner at the beginning of each new term.
  • Communicating with parents when necessary via the pupils’ practice notebooks and responding to parents’ queries and concerns as and when they arise in a professional and timely manner.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will display the following attributes: 

  • A relevant music qualification at degree level.
  • Experience in teaching violin to pupils aged between 4-13, both boys and girls.
  • Extensive performing experience in their own right.
  • A sound understanding of violin technique, particularly with regard to young players.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • An ability to work as part of a team.
  • Approachable, with an engaging manner
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a Barred List check

To apply, an application form (obtained from the School’s website should be completed and returned to the HR Department at For further information, please contact 0207 720 4091 (Ext, 1255) or the above email address.

The successful candidate will be subject to child protection screening, including a DBS and Barred List check.

  • The closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday, 28th October 2021. Early applications are encouraged.
  • Initial interviews may take place through Zoom on the evening of Wednesday, 3rd November 2021.

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