Early Years and Choir Tutor

  • by RRedfern

    Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 16:38

HMDT Music seeks an outstanding musician to take its younger Music Box class (ages 6 months – 2 years with parents), Fledglings Foundation Course (reception age), CYMH Red Choir, Recorders and Musicianship (Years 1 - 2) and CYMH Green and Blue Choirs (ages 8 – 16) for the Summer 2018 Term of its Saturday Programme, based in Hackney, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities. 

The successful candidate will lead young children and their parents in Singing, Movement, and Music Skills, as well as incorporating a visiting guest artist each week in the Music Box. You will work as part of a team, leading the Fledglings Foundation Course, a programme for Reception-aged children, to prepare students for progressing either to CYMH Instrumental Programme or I Can Sing! Music Theatre School. You will also lead on the CYMH Red Programme, for students in Years 1 and 2, running their choir and General Musicianship sessions which also includes teaching the recorder. Other duties will include co-leading the CYMH Green and Blue choirs, and might also include teaching in small groups or individual lessons, and taking theory and general musicianship classes. General Musicianship follows a curriculum based on theory, aural and listening in order to build an all-round musician.  Responsibilities include planning the structure and repertoire for each lesson, monitoring student progress, contributing to student End of Year Reports and working with the Music Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with young children in groups and individually.

The role will involve working on Saturdays between 9.00am and 1.00pm for 10 weeks between 21 April 2018 and 7 July 2018.

Fee: £1080 on a self-employed basis.

How to apply:

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK. If you feel you can excel in this role, please press APPLY NOW to access the application form outlining your suitability for the post based upon the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, References and Monitoring Form.

Any enquiries should be addressed to: applications@hmdt.org.uk

Please address your letter to:
Tertia Sefton-Green
Creative Director
HMDT Music
Second Floor
22 Aldermans Hill
London N13 4PN

Closing date for applications is 10:00am Thursday 22 March 2018
All interviews will be held at our offices on  27 March 2018


More about the company

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class musicians and other leading artists, HMDT increases access to high quality musical experiences by giving people the opportunity to participate in the creation and performance of new music.


As well as the Saturday Programme which includes The Music Box, Fledglings, I Can Sing!, CYMH and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, HMDT Music commissions new opera and music theatre works for schools such as Trench Brothers: a First World War project commemorating ethnic minority forces; Shadowball: a jazz opera celebrating black Baseball players of the 1930s-40s and their jazz compatriots and Hear Our Voice: an international project using the experiences of children living through the Holocaust. HMDT Music also runs bespoke projects, after school clubs and One Spirit, a rehabilitation and mentoring programme for young offenders at HMYOI Feltham.

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Thursday, 22 March, 2018
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HMDT Music
Second Floor
22 Aldermans Hill
N13 4PN
United Kingdom