Independent Cello Teacher

We are looking for a Cello Teacher who would be interested in working as an Independent Teacher at The British School of Brussels (BSB), starting September 2019. The British School of Brussels provides free use of a practice room with a good quality piano, as well as administrative support and rental instruments for our students. Lessons are timetabled throughout the day in 30-minute sessions.

BSB is an examination centre for The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music and provides many opportunities for students to perform in events and concerts. We expect support from all of our teachers in preparing for such events and wherever possible we like our teachers to perform alongside the students in our orchestra performances.

There is no guaranteed number of students at this point, although you should inherit up to five students from our former teacher. At the start of term during ‘Try Out Day’ on 5 September 2019 there will be an opportunity to meet prospective students and their parents, give demonstrations and to sign students up for lessons. From this point forward you will be allocated students when they sign up during the year.

Please send a CV and letter of application to CNancarrow@britishschool.be before Friday 16 August. Interviews will be held during the last week of August, which will involve teaching an observed lesson (we will supply a current cello student for this) and a discussion with the Director of Music.

The ideal candidate should:

  • be well qualified in music, with plenty of experience in teaching, preferably including the preparation of students for exams in ABRSM, Trinity College or similar
  • be able to teach from absolute beginners to a high level, ensuring that all students are also taught to read music and develop good sight reading and aural skills
  • teach the syllabus of ABRSM, entering students for examinations held at The British School of Brussels
  • play the cello to a high standard
  • be enthusiastic and inspiring as a teacher, and encourage all students to participate in our school string ensembles and school orchestra, to sing in the choir and take every opportunity to perform
  • the ability to play the piano and accompany students would be an advantage, but is not essential for the role.

“The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)


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