Association of British Orchestras

Opera North Cello tutor

Opera North £27,862 (pro rata) Closing date 16 October 2022
Opera North is seeking an inspirational cello tutor to teach enthusiastic young musicians within our Young Musicians Studio on a Saturday morning at Trinity Academy in Leeds. Applications are welcomed from experienced specialist tutors able to lead ensembles and small group instrumental tuition.

Cello Tutor Responsibilities:
• As part of a team of instrumental tutors, plan and deliver instrumental tuition at the ON Young Musicians Studio; integrating musicianship, instrumental skills and ensemble playing and ensuring good technique is being implemented.
• Ensure monitoring and self-evaluation of teaching and learning methods, to track progress of all participants and develop best practice at an individual level and across the wider team.
• Direct ON Young Musicians Studio ensembles at rehearsals, workshops and performances where required.
• Offer musical and programme-related support, advice and expertise to children, staff and parents where appropriate
• Support the Opera North Education team in providing knowledge and practical advice where needed regarding instrument repairs, maintenance and instrument and accessory purchase.
• Attend communication, planning and development meetings with other staff and company representatives as required.

Cello Tutor Requirements:
Essential
• Evidence of solid instrumental music training and a demonstrable high level of musical skill and literacy in the instrument being taught
• Experience of working professionally as an instrumental tutor
• Strong understanding of musical pedagogy in relation to the instrument being taught
• Broad knowledge of repertoire suitable for children and young people in a variety of contexts
• Experience of planning and working towards performances
• Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Clearance

Desirable
• Experience of working in a professional capacity as a performer

About Us:
Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. The Company is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. Through its Education department, Opera North seeks to encourage people to explore the work of Opera North; to connect with communities and inspire each generation through opera and the artistic resources of the company.

Location: Leeds
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, Saturday Music School tuition hours are 0930-1300, additional hours may be available
Salary: £27,862 per annum (Pro Rata)

Contact details

ava.podgorski@operanorth.co.uk

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