Websites Advertising Music Education Vacancies
A useful source of job vacancies in music including vocal/instrumental teaching jobs.
The website and Twitter feed include vacancies with music services.
Both these sites primarily list classroom teaching jobs; however, they do include some vacancies for visiting instrumental and vocal tutors.
From Arts Council England.
Websites to Advertise Teaching Services
There are a number of websites where you can advertise for pupils, including:
Free listing for instrumental and vocal tutors in a searchable database.
The site has a free service allowing musicians to register as a teacher or accompanist. Details are included in a searchable database covering the UK.
Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
Members of the ISM can have a free listing on the ISM Music Directory, which is used by members of the public looking to hire musicians including music teachers, performers and composers.
European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA)
EPTA UK is the Association for professional pianists and piano teachers in the UK. EPTA UK offers a student membership category for students in full-time music education. This is at a concessionary rate of £10 per annum and, among other benefits, entitles the student to public liability insurance cover whilst teaching. Full professional members (i.e. not student members) who meet the eligibility criteria will be included in the EPTA UK Register of Professional Piano Teachers.
Signing up with an agency
There are a number of agencies that take on music teachers to provide home music tuition. There is helpful advice from the MU (Musicians’ Union) about what to consider when finding teaching work through a third party, such as a teaching agency.
One-to-One Private Teaching
Advice for tutors
- Both the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) and the MU (Musicians’ Union) offer very useful advice to those working in music education.
- The Superprof website offers advice for those starting out as home tutors.
Safeguard yourself online
- Please ensure that you have read the relevant terms and conditions before adding a listing to a website. Please be aware that you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information on sites where it becomes public information.
- Please note that it is your responsibility for investigating the veracity of any contacts you make through placing an advert on the internet.
- Be alert for scams. For information about online safety see Get Safe Online.
- If you arrange to meet someone who has made contact with you in response to a job advertisement that you have posted, please be aware of your personal safety: arrange to meet in a public place and make sure somebody knows where you are.