Our Tutor Team
With our team of over 280 music tutors, Essex Music Services caters for vocal and instrumental lessons across the county through our provision of Learn-It!
We constantly monitor our workforce to ensure we have the best tutors for schools. In 2018 we appointed a team of rap tutors to work with students in secondary schools on request, and these tutors now are part of our highly skilled and experienced teams of string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, keyboard, music technology tutors, and our team of specialist teachers for SEND.
We supply our teaching in-school and in our evening and weekend Music Schools and have a team of specialist teachers for our Play-It! scheme, where we provide 10 free sessions of whole-class instrumental tuition for KS2. Our tutors which run ensembles for schools have undergone specialist training, alongside supporting our county ensembles.
Our tutors work with each student to encourage the best music-making from them, be that through entering for music exams (i.e. ABRSM, Trinity, LCM & Rockschool), local music competitions, and entry for national and international music conservatoires.
Our staff undergo Level 2 Safeguarding and Child Protection training at least once every two years, are registered with the DBS Update Service, and work within statutory guidelines set out by Essex County Council. They are mentored at least once per year for each part of their work with us, and, we run an unrivalled CPD/CPL programme for our staff, recently focusing on Technology in Teaching, and SEND, Mindfulness and Connectivity and a 1-day workshop with educational specialist Paul Harris.
Applying to Work with Us
The first step is, having read our website, to fill in the Application Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our managers review applications once per term – mid-September, late January, and early May, with interviews in November, February, and June. We are happy to receive applications at any time, and in exceptional circumstances might invite candidates to interview outside of our usual interview schedule.
Successful candidates are invited to a panel interview at County Hall, Chelmsford, and if successful at this stage, they are then invited to a session at one of our community music centres in order to see candidates working with students in 1-to-1/small group and/or in an ensemble setting. After successful interviews the candidate would then be offered a position as a music tutor, subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.