Deputy Teacher – Percussion

Deputy Teacher – Percussion

Job reference: 708-23

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 28 June 2023

Interview date: Thursday 6 July 2023

Salary: £40.27 per hour

Hours: Part-time, Saturday during term-time only

Term: Permanent

Available: from September 2023

The Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) is a specialist term-time only Saturday school offering advanced training to musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. Students combine studying at RCMJD with their general education at their chosen week-day school. Students come together at the RCM London each Saturday for a tailor-made programme of individual instrument/voice/composition lessons, chamber music, orchestral and choral training, and general musicianship. Our staff are professional performers/composers as well as teachers and offer the highest standards of tuition and coaching. Most RCMJD students continue their musical studies at the RCM or other major conservatoires/universities.

Many of our permanent, highly skilled RCM Junior Department teachers are ‘in demand’ performing musicians and they occasionally need to accept external work on RCMJD Saturdays. Therefore, the RCMJD is seeking to engage an accomplished Deputy Percussion Teacher, to join our vibrant and thriving department.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You should be a widely recognised and highly respected practitioner, either as a performer or teacher.
  • You will be teaching, to an exceptionally high level of technical and musical proficiency, gifted and talented students aged between 8 and 18, so relevant teaching experience at this level is required.
  • You should understand the particular demands of the music profession whilst striving to help each student reach the fullness of their potential.

Successful applicants will be invited to join the RCMJD deputy teacher list and will be called to deputise for JD teachers as and when the need arises. We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 2 to 8 hours of teaching each deputising Saturday, depending on scheduling and the timetable of the JD teacher being covered.

Available from September 2023, hourly paid, Saturdays during term-time only.

Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

For full details of this position please download the Applicant Information Pack above.

To apply, please email the following documents in PDF or Word format to

  1. Covering Letter
  2. Full CV
  3. Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, downloadable below.

In your covering letter, please confirm that you are eligible to work in the UK, as without this information we are unable to process your application.

If you need to submit your application in an alternative format please contact to discuss your requirements.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Get in touch

For more information, please contact Recruitment

Zuzana Klejova and Helen Czarnomski

HR Assistant

0207 591 4782 and 0207 591 4840

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