We’re looking for violin 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…


Violin tutor (Saturday)

4.5 hours at our Saturday Music Centre leading the Beginner Strings Group, as well as 1:1 violin tuition and some theory tuition. The candidate must have availability to teach on Saturdays during school term time from January 2024.


Violin tutor (schools)

Whole class teaching in schools (days and times negotiable – up to three schools) – starting in January 2024.


We’re looking for musicians/educators who are specialists in the above skills who are eager to utilise this knowledge in the education of young people in both school and community settings. These roles will involve delivering workshops/sessions as part of Lewisham Music’s school and community programme, including delivery of individual and group sessions often for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.



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 new 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 is diversifying 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, mental health, and supporting the talent of children from low-income households.


Our core work is with 5-18 year olds but we are work to expand our reach to include Early Years and adults.


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).



Individual and small-group tuition starts from £32.34 (inc. holiday pay) per hour depending on qualifications.


Whole class and ensemble tuition starts from £33.97 (inc. holiday pay) per hour depending on qualifications.


Curriculum teaching starts from £39.82 (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, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.


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

5pm, Tuesday 3 October


Interview / audition date

Friday 13 October, in-person at our HQ above The Fellowship Inn, Bellingham, SE6 3BT


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!