Role: Creative Music Practitioner and Early Years Tutor

(Spring 2024)

We’re seeking a talented, dynamic, flexible musician who can facilitate collaborative creative work with young people, working towards a performance each term with our INNOVATE groups. It would be advantageous if the candidate could also work with MUSIC BOX, our early years programme. Initially, the timetable would run between 9.15 am and 12.30 pm, but there is potential for an additional 3 hours of teaching comprising of the candidate's instrumental, vocal or compositional specialism.

Young Music Makers is a non-profit music centre for the whole family which has been at the heart of music-making in North London for over 50 years. We are strong advocates for generic excellence, but over and above that we are committed to the idea that simply having music as part of your life promotes personal and community well-being. We believe in teaching from a place of inspiration and are advocates of empowering and developing musicians with creative skills alongside generic skills, encouraging self-enquiry and lifelong learning. You would be joining a team of stellar musicians in a welcoming, supportive environment where there are opportunities to lead and initiate ensembles and connect your personal artistic practice to teaching.


  • Enthusiasm for, and dedication to, music education
  • A commitment to delivering inclusive music education
  • A positive, pragmatic and flexible attitude
  • Compositional skills
  • Music Leading skills
  • Music Workshop skills


  • Experience of ensemble-leading
  • Experience with early years/beginner teaching
  • Experience with adult students
  • Experience of teaching both in-person and remotely
  • Experience of taking a student through to grade 8 and beyond in a similar setting

The candidate will need to possess an enhanced DBS certificate (paper or update service) valid within 3 years upon appointment.


£37.50 per hour - Ensembles over 10+ participants £33.00 per hour - Ensembles 4-9 participants £31.00 per hour - Individual lessons

Deadline for applications*: ASAP and by Monday, January 1 2024

Zoom interviews will be on Wednesday, January 3 2023, with a follow-up teaching assessment on January 6 if successful.

Please send your CV with a cover letter and two written references to:

*YMM reserves the right to invite for interview and appoint before the closing date, so early submission is recommended.

***YMM welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds. Please let us know if you have any access needs***

We are continuously adding to our deputy tutor list. If you would like to be contacted for deputy teaching work, please send your CV, along with details of your enhanced DBS and any safeguarding certificates to