Piano/keyboard and Songwriting Specialist, Lewisham Music

Lewisham Music is a music education charity and the Music Education Hub for the London Borough of Lewisham, supported by funding for Arts Council England.  We deliver, support and promote a broad range of music education opportunities for children and young people both within schools and in the community.

Deadline: Monday 17th May 2021

Open Until:

Posted: 05/07/2021

Why work for Lewisham Music?

Successful applicants will have the
opportunity to work in Lewisham schools and academies, as well as our
after-school and Saturday Centre, holiday courses, events, and creative projects
at our new premises at The Fellowship Star 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.

Our music tutors are PAYE, allowing access to
employment benefits such as a Teachers Pension.

The role

Lewisham Music are looking to recruit
musicians/educators specialising in piano/keyboard and songwriting to join our
tutor team.

This role will support a new
specialist area of growth for the Charity and therefore may be limited at first
until demand grows.

We are seeking
applications from:

who are specialists in piano/ keyboard, with a particular focus on songwriting
and who are eager to utilise this knowledge in the education of young people in
both school and community settings.
The role 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. 


Work can be across the borough of Lewisham,
and occasionally further afield.

Our new premises at The Fellowship
& Star is on
Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT. 

Our Saturday Music Centre runs at
Prendergast Vale School, Elmira Street, SE13 7BN.


Lewisham Music Standard Music Tutor
rate (inclusive of holiday pay):

From £30.35 per hour


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

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.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is
10am on Monday 17th May.

Online interviews/auditions will be on
Thursday 27th May.

To find out more and apply, please visit lewishammusic.org/teachers/workwithus

If you have
any queries, please contact Lewisham Music on 020 3637 8088 or


We are strongly encouraging
applications from people of Black, Asian or mixed heritage as currently these
groups are underrepresented in our workforce overall and we are working hard to
ensure that we reflect the diverse borough we serve.


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