Visiting Music Teachers: VMT: Violin; VMT: Piano – Required immediately

Closing date: 23 Sep 2019

Status: Self-employed

Fees: £42/hour

We are seeking a skilled violinist and a skilled pianist with first-rate teaching and communication skills to join our team of self-employed Visiting Music Teachers as soon as possible, and to play a key role in developing our pupils’ musical talents and potential. Experience of working with both Prep and Senior age groups, and success in preparing students for grade examinations, will be advantageous.

We envisage being able offer half a day to a day’s worth of work for each candidate in the first instance, depending on candidates’ availability. Additional opportunities to be involved with accompanying and/or coaching some chamber music may be available for the right candidates.

Music at Sydenham High School is vibrant, exciting and enjoying a renaissance. We aim to provide a platform for all our musicians to perform, be that as a soloist or as a member of one of our many ensembles. As well as the dedicated Music School, Sydenham High School has its own purpose-built Recital Hall with access to professional sound recording equipment. An adventurous and forward-looking programme of concerts and events is in place for each term, with pupils engaging regularly with professional musicians, as well as performing in professional venues outside the School.

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with over 650 pupils. The School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest independent school group in the UK. It is at the forefront of education for girls and a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

To apply, click on the apply button below and send your completed application form to . Alternatively you can send a cover letter and your CV to

For more information, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications should be received by 8.00am on Monday 23 September 2019.  References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.

GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.