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Instrumental and vocal teaching in Derbyshire

Apply to become an accredited instrumental and vocal tutor with the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.

DDMP logoVirtually all instrumental and vocal teaching in Derbyshire city and county schools is undertaken by instrumental teachers who have, through interview, been accredited by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership (local authority).

Because of the way the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership is structured, we have no set staffing limitation but, where there is demand, as an accredited self-employed instrumental teacher, we are able to give you the opportunity to create a time-table, tailored to your needs.

Instrumental teachers are not employed by the local authority and therefore have no contractual obligations to it. 

Currently, the Music Partnership supports over 200 full and part-time instrumental and vocal teachers working with over 10,000 pupils each week. We invest heavily in continuing professional development, particularly nurturing the teaching skills of those new to the profession.

Enhanced DBS checks

This work is classed as having substantial access to children and applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check as part of any recruitment process.

A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions, carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

An Enhanced DBS check covers spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, cautions, and final warnings and any other relevant information held by police, plus a check of DBS barred lists. Any information shown will be used to ascertain a candidate’s suitability for role.

The accreditation process

Being a teacher accredited to the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership grants access to continued professional development, mentoring, teaching resources and a range of subsidies to help with the cost of lessons for pupils and their families.

The journey to accreditation begins with a screening application and formally starts after an interview. After two terms of guidance from a mentor, accreditation is granted after a series of successful observations.

Learn more and apply for accreditation