Instrumental Music Tutor (Guitar)

Woodleigh School is seeking a Sessional Instrumental Music Tutor at our Junior Campus Minimbah in Frankston South and Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Position: Instrumental Music Tutor (Guitar) Campus: Minimbah & Senior Campus Faculty/Department: Music Department, Arts Faculty Reports to: Head of Campus, Director of Music Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

The role of the appointed Instrumental Music Tutor (guitar) will be to join a dynamic teaching group at our Minimbah campus initially, then with a strong possibility of also working with secondary students at our senior campus.  This position is sessional, commencing term 1 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:

Instrumental Tutor Responsibilities:

As one of our guitar tutors you will be responsible for delivering guitar lessons to Primary age students at our Junior Campus, Minimbah, in Frankston South with the strong possibility of also tutoring students at the Senior Campus in Langwarrin South. There is potential for the successful candidate to also be involved in the contemporary music program, working with bands and small ensembles. There is also a high likelihood for growth in student numbers.

Key requirements for this role include:

  • Demonstrated proficiency of technical skill and musicianship, specific to guitar.
  • Advanced skills as a guitar Tutor.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current AMEB/ANZCA syllabus.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with students that build and maintain student engagement and retention.
  • A demonstrated ability to enthuse, motivate and encourage students to participate in ensembles.
  • A current Working with Children Check is essential for this position.
  • Be an advocate for and promote Music and The Arts within the wider Woodleigh School community.
  • Support the wider Woodleigh Music Program, including school music events such as soirees, assemblies and major concerts.
  • Differentiate teaching programs to ensure individual needs of students are met
  • Employ a range of effective teaching strategies to successfully engage and inspire individual students
  • Reflect on and assess the effectiveness of your teaching.
  • Monitor individual students and provide meaningful feedback, informally and formally through semester reporting.
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally with students and parents, and colleagues.
  • Keep records of communications with student’s families
  • Ensure lesson records are updated and filed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Woodleigh instruments.
  • Attend meetings as required.


  • Work within the guidelines of the Woodleigh ICT policy.
  • Appropriately use ICT to support individual student learning and resourcing within private music lessons.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Relevant instrumental teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Relevant professional music industry experience.
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of the Woodleigh teacher.
  • A commitment to the development of a high-quality music education experience for all students
  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s core values of:
    • Respect for self.
    • Respect for others.
    • Respect for the Environment.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • A high level of musical/instrumental proficiency.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • The determination to strive for personal best.
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity.
  • Ability to model the attributes of a life-long learner.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Education is preferred.


  • Professional experience in the music industry.
  • Be committed to working on continuing to develop skills as a musician and music educator.
  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective music teaching strategies.
  • A knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in arts education.
  • A knowledge of and experience with the application of ICT in education.
  • Expertise with experiential, project based and problem-based learning approaches.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A VIT registration is preferred for this position
  • Qualification and first aid training confirmation is required for this position. 
  • Woodleigh is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit. 
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct. 
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. 
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time. 
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke free work environment.


This is a Sessional position commencing Term 1 2020.

To Apply:

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources department and emailed to by Wednesday December 18 2019.

Any queries relating to this position to:  Anthony Bingham, Director of Music or 03 5971 6100.


Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a senior campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education. It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today. Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes. Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for personalised learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.