Open Day Helpers
4 helpers needed for our Open Day on 11th May. We have 2 instrument try-out rooms – one for strings and one for wind. We need two people to run each room – assisting potential pupils trying out instruments.
- You need to enjoy working with kids from age 6 – 18.
- Ideally we would like one violinist, one cellist, one woodwind player and one brass player. If you have a working knowledge of other instruments in the same room that would be particularly helpful.
- You need lots of common sense – you will need to be able to prioritise and ensure all children get a go on the instruments they are interested in (and are age-appropriate!)
- Hard-working – happy to set up and pack away with help from our regular staff.
- Understand the ethos of a Saturday morning music club – happy to take the time to familiarise yourself with our literature so you can advise parents appropriately or direct them to our Musical Director.
- Work well under pressure – it can get very busy but it’s great fun!
- Ideally you will have a DBS
- Must have NI number
- Must be aged 18+
The Open Day runs from 10 – 12:30 but you would need to start setting up at 9:00 and would probably be free to leave at 1:00.
Please apply by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner pupils are generally taught in small groups (around 4 pupils), moving to paired or 1:1 lessons as they progress. There are ensembles for strings (junior and senior), wind etc, and our Jazz Ensemble which is played at the Ealing Jazz Festival last summer.
We provide separate theory and aural tuition so you can get on with the instrumental teaching. We also have a staff accompanist who is available for pupils to work with on 5 Saturdays per term. QYMC is a friendly place to work and our pupils are lovely and generally pretty well motivated. There is also an orchestra which we encourage pupils to take part in. The pay rate is currently £33.50 (£35.50 after 3 years with us) but likely to increase slightly in September.
We have 3 main concerts per year – a slightly mad Christmas concert – ensembles and class groups rather than solos on the last morning of the Autumn term. Large Ensemble Workshops earlier in the morning work on a piece which is then performed in the concert (50+ players). Spring Recital at St Mary’s Perivale – evening concert for advanced pupils and ensembles. Summer Concert at St Peter’s, Mount Park Road – evening concert for all ensembles, pupils from Introduction to Music Classes (tinies) and solos. Occasional mini-concerts on Saturday mornings for pupils less advanced instrumentalists.
If you are genuinely interested in teaching and have relevant experience, please complete and return the QYMC_Application_form 2018 along with a current teaching CV. No performers’ biogs.
Around 3.5 hours teaching from beginners to around grade 5/6. A mixture of small groups, pairs and 1:1. Also includes Wind Ensemble for pupils of grade 1 – 3 – currently quite small but could grow considerably. Ability to teach saxophone, flute and possibly other wind would be welcomed.
We have two violin teacher vacancies from September 2016. Both are for around 3.5 hours teaching on Saturday mornings. Both have a mixture of group, paired and individual tuition from beginners to around grade 6/7. We also have 4 viola pupils so at least one post will need a suitably qualified and experienced violin and viola teacher.
We provide separate theory and aural tuition so you can get on with the violin teaching. We also have a staff accompanist who is available on 4 Saturdays per term. QYMC is a friendly place to work and our pupils are lovely and generally pretty well motivated. There are 2 string ensembles and an orchestra which we encourage pupils to take part in.
Introduction to Music Post:
2 classes of singing/musicianship for little ones. One for pupils in the year before Reception (3-4 year olds), and the other for children in Reception (4-5 year olds).
2 singing groups/choirs. One for primary age pupils, the other for seniors.
2 keyboard classes. 3-5 pupils, generally beginner to around grade 2.
You’ll need lots of energy and enthusiasm! We run for 10 Saturday mornings each term. The hours are currently 10 – 1:15 but will be changing to 9:30 – 12:45 from September.