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Hertfordshire Music Service offers first class musical opportunities to thousands of young people in the county and over 450 professional musicians and teachers delivering high quality lessons every week. 

We are an award winning service, recognised for our innovative and successful approach to holistic music education. We welcome enquiries from teachers who would like to work for us.

You may be just starting out on your teaching career - in which case we can talk to you about practical first steps - we always look for potential, enthusiasm and a genuine willingness to learn.

Why join Hertfordshire Music Service? 

  • We improve the lives and life chances of children and young people in Hertfordshire and believe every child has a musical voice that deserves to be nurtured.

  • We are a values driven organisation at the forefront of innovative inclusive music tuition development and receive valuable support from Hertfordshire County Council, other funders and stakeholders.

  • We support the professional development of teachers from the start with a paid induction process that allows new teachers to develop their skills straight away.

  • We encourage our staff to be proactive and enable them to grow their own work through paid projects like our ‘Get Playing’ project.

  • There are numerous opportunities to explore a variety of different aspects to music education through the wide range of musical provision we deliver.

The role can involve individual, shared, and small group teaching, whole class teaching and ensemble direction. Work can take place during the school day, evenings, and Saturday mornings with the option of additional work on school holiday courses. This role may involve travel between agreed locations and therefore having your own vehicle is preferred, but not essential.

Our new teachers must be able to commit to deliver 33 teaching weeks over the academic year. Working hours will be agreed together with HMS. Your pay will be determined on the HMS pay scale (to be discussed on appointment). Teachers can progress higher up the pay scale through successful performance management.

If you would like to be part of the team, please complete the application form, and email it to musichr@hertfordshire.gov.uk

What we do

Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) believes that all of Hertfordshire’s children and young people, regardless of background or circumstances, have the opportunity to discover or develop their unique musical voice and express themselves through the language of music.

For over 40 years Hertfordshire Music Service has successfully delivered musical opportunities to generations of young people throughout the county. The service is now one of the largest in the country with many thousands of young people involved in our weekly musical activities, supported by over 450 teachers.

HMS is a team of passionate musicians, teachers and educators who care deeply about enabling young people to experience the benefits of a high-quality music education. We deliver the incredible musical, personal and social outcomes that come from learning a musical instrument week in, week out.

Our 12 music centres across the county are local musical community hubs with the ambition of providing engaging, life-long music education as well as a wider variety of activities including music technology, music production and youth leadership opportunities.

HMS safeguarding, diversity & equality

Hertfordshire Music Service and Hertfordshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Current opportunities


Instrumental/Vocal Teachers, WCET and Ensemble Leaders

To meet increasing demand across the county, Hertfordshire Music Service is currently seeking to expand its pool of inspiring instrumental/vocal music teachers in the following areas and instruments:

 Region Instrument

Countywide

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Ukulele

  • Drums

Bishop's Stortford

  • Woodwind

  • Double Bass

Hemel Hempstead

  • Violin

St Albans

  • Violin

Watford

  • Bassoon

  • Oboe

We welcome applications from prospective teachers throughout the year.

If you would like to be part of the team, please complete the HMS Application form.