We’re looking for instrumental and vocal tutors to join our team.


Lewisham Music are looking to recruit new music tutors to join our team with the passion to inspire young people with a love of learning and making music. We are currently looking for the following specialisms…

Bowed Strings

Violin, Cello

Plucked strings

Guitar, Ukulele


Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Lower Brass


Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone



Drum Kit, Djembe, Samba






Curriculum Music


If you have experience and skills with more than one instrument, please feel free to state this clearly in your application.


We are particularly looking for tutors who are keen to teach whole class instrumental tuition in violin, guitar, ukulele, recorder, djembe and samba.




Why work for Lewisham Music?

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in Lewisham schools and academies, as well as at our after-school groups, Saturday Music Centre, holiday courses, events, and creative projects at our premises at The Fellowship Inn and in collaboration with Hub partners organisations.


As well as offering instrument hire, instrumental and vocal lessons (for individuals, groups and whole classes), music theory classes, bands and ensembles and CPD and training for professionals, Lewisham Music has diversified our offer to include music production, songwriting, rap, cross-genre creative programmes and more. We also have received significant funding to deliver programmes focused on Equality Diversity and Inclusion, creative careers programmes for young people, mental health, and supporting the talent of children from low-income households.


Our core work is with 5-18 year olds but we deliver some skills/careers-based programmes for 18-30 year olds.


This is an exciting time to join Lewisham Music, we’ll offer you the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community and to develop yourself as a professional with our ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development.




Work status

30 weeks per year (term time only).



Attending Lewisham Music training starts from £16.01 (inc. holiday pay) per hour depending on qualifications.


Individual and small-group tuition starts from £33.15 (inc. holiday pay) per hour depending on qualifications.


Whole class and ensemble tuition starts from £34.82 (inc. holiday pay) per hour depending on qualifications.


One-off projects and performances is £37.11 (inc. holiday pay) per hour.


Curriculum teaching is £40.82 (inc. holiday pay) per hour.


Contract type

Permanent – Employed PAYE.



Work can be across the borough of Lewisham in schools and community settings, and occasionally further afield. Our new community music spaces at The Fellowship Inn is on Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT. Our Saturday Music Centre runs at Prendergast Vale School, Elmira Street, SE13 7BN.



Teachers’ Pension Scheme (defined benefit) with employee contributions from 7.4%.



This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Lewisham Music is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will need to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a standard DBS check (enhanced check where appropriate), satisfactory references plus a review of your personal social media and online activity.


Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and The Exceptions Order 1975.




Application deadline

Monday 20 May – 10am


Interview / audition date

Interviews will be held either on Wednesday 5 June, Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June in-person. The venue for the interview will be confirmed upon being invited to an interview.


Job Description and Person Specification

Please ensure that you read the full Job Description and Person Specification before applying.


Job Description and Person Specification


How to apply

Please click the button below and complete our online application form. If you have any questions then please email jobs@lewishammusic.org


Application form


Equalities statement

Lewisham Music is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  This is done by celebrating and valuing individual differences.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


Any identifying personal information on your application will be removed prior to the shortlisting process. This information will only be reviewed after the interview process to ensure that we are reaching a diverse range of candidates, and to help us continually review our recruitment process to ensure it is fully inclusive and accessible to all.


If you have any questions then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon!