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1 to 1 Singing Technique Tutors

Job Title: 1 to 1 Singing Technique Tutor (Freelance)

Department: Music

Responsible to: Head of 1 to 1 Singing

Wage: Dependant on experience

Annualised agreement working predominantly term time only

Emil Dale Academy is a pioneering musical theatre college. Our courses are at the forefront of performing arts training in the UK, offering high contact hours, industry professional teachers and highly intensive, triple-threat musical theatre training to people from all over the world.

We believe people should have the right to train regardless of their financial background. We prepare students for progression into the industry.

Students are encouraged to grow into intelligent performers with an aim to make a sustainable living in the performing arts. Making choices about their own progression and personal development will prepare them for the future, as well as for forging a career in the industry.


Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to providing world class intensive, triple-threat training to the next generation of leading performers.


Our vision is for accessible, superior quality training, delivered by industry professionals, led by innovation and excellence at the core of everything we do.

Superior quality: Working towards industry standard required training across all disciplines of singing, dance and acting.

Innovation: Encouraging students to create challenging work in collaboration with musical directors, directors, choreographers and leading practitioners.

Excellence: Nurturing students to grow into intelligent industry-ready performers who can make a sustainable living in the performing arts.


The primary role of EDA’s 1 to 1 Singing Technique Tutors is to provide first-class private singing tuition to the students, appropriate to their age and background.

1 to 1 Singing Technique Tutors are required to exercise discretion, empathy and professionalism in all dealings with students and subsequently staff.

Experience/ Training Required

Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a professional context.

Knowledge and/or experience of teaching specific vocal techniques suited to the Musical Theatre industry.

Knowledge and/or experience of the Musical Theatre industry and demands of vocational training.

Ability to play piano to a proficient standard.

Confidence in teaching private 1 to 1 lessons.

Ability to work with students aged 16+.

Personal Qualities and Attributes

Positive, proactive and professional attitude.

Strong commitment and passion for working with young people.

Willingness to adopt a flexible and adaptable approach to day-to-day workload.

Understanding of the demands and challenges faced during organisational change.

Commitment to own professional development.

Candidate Specification


Awareness and understanding of appropriate teaching legislation.

Resilient and determined.

Basic knowledge of duty of care, confidentiality and data protection is essential.

Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.

Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team to identify and resolve problems.

Strong attention to detail.

Excellent organisational capabilities.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal appropriately with a wide variety of people in a confident and friendly manner.

Excellent time management.

Tactful, diplomatic and assertive in dealing with challenging situations.

Empathetic and, most importantly, approachable.


An understanding of or experience in vocational training at FE and HE level.

A passion for working with young people.

Experience of teaching on a BA Music and/or Musical Theatre course.

Safeguarding and Child Welfare trained.

First aid trained.

Please outline in your application form the days you would ideally be able to teach, and we will discuss this further with you.

Terms and Conditions

The post-holder will be expected to offer reasonable flexibility in their working arrangements where it is considered necessary to undertake the duties they have been employed to perform. No overtime is payable unless approved in advance with the Line Manager.

On appointment, the successful candidate(s) must be able to provide the correct documents as proof of their right to work in the UK.

Emil Dale Academy is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

Any offer of employment would be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and 2 references.

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The audition fee for all courses is £37 and is non-refundable. This is a one-off fee payable upon applying and covers the cost of the workshops and panel auditions, as well as any recall auditions if required.

Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to widening participation within the industry and has set up an Audition Fee Waiver Scheme to encourage applications from talented candidates who are deterred from applying by financial barriers.

Please view our Audition Fee Waiver Scheme Policy to find out if you are eligible to apply for a scheme, and to find out how to apply.

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