Piano Coach and Accompanist

HMDT Music seeks an experienced musician to teach piano for the Autumn 2018 term of its Saturday Programme, with the possibility of continuing through the Spring and Summer terms. Based in Hackney, our Saturday Programme enriches the lives of young people through high quality, exciting music education and opportunities. The Instrumental strand of the Programme offers students ages 5 upwards, an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship, ensembles, as well as orchestra and choirs. Its staff are all experienced and dynamic musicians and coaches able to foster an appreciation of a wide variety of musical genres and opportunities.

The successful candidate will teach Piano in individual lessons and accompany choirs, as well as working with our Fledglings early years students in and introduction to music through singing and movement class. You should be able to teach in a range of styles. Responsibilities include planning the structure and repertoire for each lesson, monitoring student progress and contributing to student End of Year Reports, and working with the Saturday Programme Coordinator to ensure the creation and quality delivery of an agreed Scheme of Work. You should have experience of working with children aged 4 -14 in groups and individually. The post will involve working on Saturdays from 9.00am for approximately 5 hours for 10 weeks across the Autumn term from September 2018.


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: applications@hmdt.org.uk.

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK.





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

Fee: Up to £1,400.00 per term, dependent on hours (on a self-employed basis).

Closing date for applications is 10:00am Monday 25 June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 June 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to do an audition with students at the Saturday Programme, in Hackney, on Saturday 7 July 2018.


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 Music increases access to high quality musical experiences through new commissions, training and performance opportunities.

The Saturday Programme, includes The Music Box family learning programme, Fledglings Foundation Course, I Can Sing! Music Theatre School, CYMH Instrumental School, Music Treehouse SEN/D project and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. HMDT Music’s work also includes creating cross-curricular school projects (e.g. Trench Brothers, a First World War Primary School project commemorating the achievements and contributions made by ethnic minority forces, and Shadowball, a jazz opera celebrating black Baseball players of the 1930s-40s and their jazz compatriots). In addition to this, HMDT Music also runs bespoke projects, after school clubs and One Spirit, a rehabilitation and mentoring programme for young offenders at HMYOI Feltham.