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  • Music Lessons in Schools (All Teachers)

    Posted by Liam Foster on November 13, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hello everyone!
    Just thought I’d drop a question on here about doing lessons in schools.

    I currently teach privately but want to try and start doing lessons in schools but not sure how to approach it. I have sent emails out to a couple of schools with my CV attached but not heard anything back yet (I understand it’s almost the school holidays so wouldn’t actually start till September anyway so that could be why I’ve not heard anything).
    I’m just curious to see how many of you guys teach in schools and how you managed to get in?

    Also, how do you take payment for that kind of thing? I can’t imagine the kids bring cash to each lesson so do they pay the school and they pay you?
    But yeah, any tips/ advice would be really appreciated 🙂

    P.s- when are we gonna get an MGR Music app, am I right? 😉

    Alan Tang replied 5 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Eliza Fyfe

    November 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Can’t help with the school info I’m afraid but had to agree with the MGR app😉

  • Alan Tang

    November 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Payment is dependent on the school policy.
    In my last school I was HoD and I advised the school to pay the teachers after they put a claim form in. This would lead to no issues with payment.

    There are some teachers that were self-employed but they were also paid by the school but it was up to the individual to pay their own taxes.

    You have done the right thing by sending your CV and generally departments will look at new teachers from about June onwards. Some schools employ directly from local council/ music services. I have always looked at different music teacher sites and located my teachers based on their distance so I know they have less travelling time to consider. I have made exceptions. Piano will always be a popular instrument but some schools may have a few teachers.

    I dont teacher piano in schools as from my experience, parents are reluctant to have children out from lessons and payment is based on the work you do during term time so during the holidays you will be a little short naturally.

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