About the role

These roles are based at various schools and music centres in Surrey. The starting salary is £28,469 to £29,131 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)dependent upon experience and inclusive of holiday pay. 

Surrey Arts are currently looking for Teachers with skills and availability in a number of different fields. You can find our current list of opportunities attached below. Please indicate in your personal statement which post/s you are applying for.

About Us

Surrey Arts is part of Surrey County Council, and our values support our vision, shape our culture, and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. 

Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey Music Education Hub. Surrey Music Hub’s aim is to work in partnership to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds receive music education that is high quality, wide ranging, sustainable and accessible to all, and that there are clear musical pathways along which children and young people can progress. 

Surrey Arts is an ambitious and forward-thinking organisation that places young people at the centre of our work. We are committed to developing Surrey Arts as a genuinely inclusive organisation, and one that meets the needs of the whole diverse community of Surrey. Our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy is central to our organisational development.

Surrey Arts teaches in excess of 5,000 young people every week through instrumental and vocal tuition, music groups and regular activities. We also work cross-arts and deliver vibrant performing and visual arts programmes. 

There are over 400 schools in Surrey and Surrey Arts works in, or with, many of them. Excellent school relationships are central to our work. Strategic partnerships are an important part of what we do, and we maintain strong relationships with other music hub delivery partners. Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey’s cultural education partnership, Culture Box Surrey, and we have close links with Surrey’s Arts Council England national portfolio organisations (NPOs). 

About The Role 

We are looking for motivated and committed music leaders to join our thriving team of teaching staff. You will be helping to deliver high quality and innovative music education to children and adults at various schools and venues around the county through weekly instrumental and vocal tuition. You will teach both online and face-to-face and be part of a forward-looking team developing innovative and student-centred learning opportunities. 

As well as weekly activities, Surrey Arts delivers a number of enrichment activities such as holiday courses, workshops, and events which staff help support and deliver. In this role you will be supported by a team of Administrators who will organise your schedule and timetables, and will be in regular contact with parents, schools, and yourselves to ensure the services delivered meet our high expectations. 

We deliver 33 weeks of regular lessons within the school academic year plus a range of additional activities and professional training for staff. Staff are expected to be available during the school academic terms and there are opportunities for additional work during the holiday periods. 

We provide regular training and professional development opportunities which staff are expected to attend. 

Our hourly rate of pay ranges from £26.54 to £27.16 per hour for individual/group lessons, £28.40 – £32.00 for whole class/ensembles. Salary is pro-rata to hours worked. We are also looking for teachers who can work during and after school hours including Saturdays. Tutors are supported by a dedicated music administration team and line manager. 

About You 

We are looking for individuals who: 

  • Hold a recognised music diploma, degree, or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of achievement in their own field of practice 
  • Possess specialist musical knowledge related to their instrument or field of practice, and can perform or create music to a high standard 
  • Are reflective practitioners with a passion for continued learning and development 
  • Can make positive relationships with children, young people, and the wider Surrey Arts team 
  • Have experience of working with children from a range of social backgrounds 
  • Are aware of current initiatives in the UK music education system

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Instrumental Music Teacher Vacancies

InstrumentAreaType of WorkHours
(multi instrument)
Epsom, Reigate, CaterhamIndividual and small group tuition. Ensemble leadership.1 days (6 hours)
(multi instrument)
Epsom, Reigate, CaterhamIndividual and small group tuition. Ensemble leadership.1 days (6 hours)
Woodwind (multi instrument)
including conducting windband
North Surrey and Guildford. Including Staines music centre on a Saturday morning.Individual and small group tuition and ensemble conducting.
Ability to teach whole class instrumental lessons would be desirable.
1 day (6 hours). Must be available on a Saturday morning in Staines.
Piano with VoiceFarnhamIndividual and small group tuition on piano and voice. Experience in leading choirs would be desirable.1.5 days (9 hours)
Vocal Leader must also be a pianist.Leatherhead, West ByfleetChoir leader for 2 choirs.
Individual and small group tuition for voice and piano would also be available.
2 days (12 hours). Must be available on a Wednesday after school for the West Byfleet Choir.
Upper Strings (Violin/Viola)Farnham, Godalming, Haslemere, Guildford.Individual and small group tuition. Experience teaching whole class instrumental tuition and conducting ensembles would be desirable.2 days (12 hours)
Music Production and DoingCounty-wideSmall group teaching and a willingness to
be trained to teach
whole class
Garageband or similar at KS2 would be desirable.