Saturday Programme Early Years and Choir Coach

HMDT Music seeks an outstanding musician to take its younger Music Box classes (ages 6 months – 3 years with parents, including students with SEN/D), Fledglings Foundation Course (reception age), Choir, Recorders and Musicianship (Years 1 – 2) as part of its Saturday Programme, which enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities.

The successful candidate will lead young children and their parents in Singing, Movement, and Music Skills, as well as incorporating a visiting guest artist each week in the Music Box. You will work as part of a team, leading the Fledglings Foundation Course, a programme for Reception-aged children, to prepare students for progressing either to CYMH Instrumental Programme or I Can Sing! Music Theatre School. You will also lead on the CYMH Red Programme, for students in Years 1 and 2, running their choir and General Musicianship sessions which also includes teaching the recorder. Other duties might also include teaching in small groups or individual lessons, and taking theory and general musicianship classes. General Musicianship follows a curriculum based on theory, aural and listening in order to build an all-round musician. Responsibilities include planning the structure and repertoire for each lesson, monitoring student progress, contributing to student End of Year Reports and working with the Music Manager to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with young children in groups and individually.

The post involves working on Saturdays from 9:00am for approximately 3 hours for 30 weeks across the academic year between 22 September 2018 and 13 July 2019, in Hackney.


If you feel you can excel in this role, please fill out our online application form outlining your suitability for the post, along with your CV and covering letter, References and Monitoring Form. Any enquiries should be addressed to:

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK.



Adam Eisenberg
General Director
HMDT Music
Second Floor
22 Aldermans Hill
London N13 4PN


Fee: between £2,520.00 and £2,940.00, dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Closing date for applications is 10:00am Tuesday 12 June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 19 and 20 June 2018.


Shortlisted candidates will be required to do an audition with students at the Saturday Programme, in Hackney, on Saturday 23 June 2018.


More about the company

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class musicians and other leading artists, HMDT increases access to high quality musical experiences by giving people the opportunity to participate in the creation and performance of new music.

As well as the Saturday Programme which includes The Music Box, Fledglings, I Can Sing!, CYMH and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, HMDT Music commissions new opera and music theatre works for schools such as Trench Brothers: a First World War project commemorating ethnic minority forces; Shadowball: a jazz opera celebrating black Baseball players of the 1930s-40s and their jazz compatriots and Hear Our Voice: an international project using the experiences of children living through the Holocaust. HMDT Music also runs bespoke projects, after school clubs and One Spirit, a rehabilitation and mentoring programme for young offenders at HMYOI Feltham.