Visiting Music Teacher – Double Bass


Uppingham School

Job summary

Uppingham School
£33.72 per hour
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Required: For September 2022

Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an experienced double bassist to join our excellent musical team.

As a Visiting Music Teacher, you will teach students of different levels in an array of styles, preparing them for regular solo and ensemble performances as well as graded examinations and GCSE and A-Level recordings.

With demonstrable experience as a professional performer and an outstanding track record of instrumental teaching of different ages and abilities, we are looking for a personable, inspiring and supportive musician, who can motivate and engage pupils. 

Our class of double bass students is growing and from September may also include several pupils from affiliated local preparatory schools. In collaboration with the Head of Strings, you will draw on your experience as a performer and teacher to promote the double bass to new students, to foster continuity of study from prep-school to Uppingham, and to encourage greater double bass participation in multiple ensembles.  

Music plays a fundamental role in the life of the School, with a proud musical heritage going back to 1865. The music department has a long-held reputation for excellence, boasting first class facilities, three bespoke music schools and a team of 46 Visiting Music Teachers and five faculty Heads.

Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer, which include:

  • Pension
  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff 
  • Retail and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Westfield health care package

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd September 2022 at 9.00am

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

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