Milne Drum Tuition is an oversubscribed tuition service in the centre of Swindon, with students of all ages and abilities. We provide a positive and enthusiastic learning environment, for students to learn and grow.

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Job description

We are seeking a part-time drum tutor to teach weekdays or Saturdays who is not only passionate about their instrument, but about teaching too.


  • Able to play to a grade 7/8 standard or working towards
  • Reliable
  • Independent
  • Understands different learning styles
  • Experience with Trinity College London or Rock School grading systems
  • Can sight read drum notation
  • Knowledge of music theory
  • Well organised
  • Teach aural skills
  • Teach practical techniques
  • Administration skills
  • Timetabling
  • DBS (Update service)
  • Keep up to date knowledge and awareness of examination requirements
  • Enter and prepare students for examinations and gradings
  • Track progress
  • Someone who shares the same ethos and values of the business
  • Maintain the brand, social media management and cross channel engagement
  • Communication skills: this candidate will need to be pro-active and efficient with bookings for the studio and advertising and promoting themselves
  • Available to teach Saturdays or weekday evenings.


  • Teaching experience
  • Music degree
  • Music qualifications
  • Performance experience
  • Experience playing in bands
  • Safeguarding training
  • Experience in schools
  • Networking with students of all ages
  • SEND experience
  • Experience running a small business
  • Lesson planning
  • Develop own curriculum and acquire appropriate teaching materials and resources

This will be a self employed role with a contractual membership agreement in place. There will also be cover opportunities.

Hours will be discussed upon application. There are opportunities to work in the day time but most tuition is provided from 3pm-8:30pm weekdays and anytime on Saturdays.

Milne Drum Tuition is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding.

  • Competitive rates
  • Complete training
  • Trinity Teacher Training Support
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Support with SA
  • Access to the studio 24 hours a day
  • Access to electric and acoustic drum kit
  • Opportunities to put on events and workshops
  • Opportunities to work in schools

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to email your CV and cover letter addressed to Emma Milne