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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.

What we do

Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) believes that every child in Hertfordshire should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Running a network of music centres and working in schools across the county, HMS complements a school’s existing provision with opportunities to participate in groups and ensembles at both local and county level. With a strong workforce of fully vetted and DBS checked individuals, HMS is committed to ensuring music makes a positive contribution to children’s lives.

Current opportunities


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What we're looking for

Expertise in the following instruments are currently in demand:

  • West area - Piano, voice and ukulele
  • East area - brass, djembe, drums, guitar, piano, ukulele and violin. 

We are currently seeking vibrant music tutors to fill several positions at HMS and use their experience and professional expertise to change the lives of children through a musical journey.

New teachers must be enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive. The role can involve 1:1 teaching, small group sessions, whole class teaching and can take place during the school day, evenings and Saturday mornings.

Experience working with primary and secondary children is advantageous. 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 following:


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Primary Music Specialist

The Primary Music Specialist position is available as an expression of interest only, pending the availability of work placements.

If you have a keen interest in Primary Curriculum music and are suitably qualified and experienced to join us on a part time basis, please email Deena Day with an expression of interest to deena.day@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Within your expression of interest email, you must state:

  1. Why you feel you are suitable for the role and your relevant skills and attributes
  2. How much time you could offer to this role
  3. Limitations to your time and / or days
  4. Your current location

Your interest will be noted and Deena will contact those who are most suited to fulfil this role on a part-time basis, so please ensure you leave your contact details in your email.

Download the job specification - Word document (490KB)


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Calling all Rap, Songwriting & Music Tech Artists!

Hertfordshire Music Service wants to hear from anyone able to lead workshops and deliver rap, songwriting, or music tech workshops in schools, alternative education settings and youth clubs. We are currently seeking your expression of interest for this role by Friday 23rd July 2021.


Please express intrest by emailing us at the.mix@hertfordshire.gov.uk with your name, address and briefly describing:

  • your music interests
  • music experience
  • any tutor experience
  • availability
  • locations you can reach in Hertfordshire
  • why you would like to be involved

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with protected characteristics that are under-represented in our workforce, or that experience disadvantages as a result of that characteristic.

For more information about protected characteristics please see https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/part/2/chapter/1# 

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